Morphological concept in evaluating riverbank slum settlement programs in kotalama malang

Nuryantiningsih Pusporini*, Windhasari Retno Palupi, Dewi Septanti, Sarah Cahyadini, Happy Ratna Santosa

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Slum settlements in Kotalama are characterized by some building irregularities and poor sanitation and waste management. Flood and landslide are also two potential threats. The government provides inspection road and embankment construction plans as part of watershed management programs. This study aims to evaluate the plans using qualitative and quantitative methods. Data is obtained from planning and scientific documents, field observation, and interviews. The morphology of settlements was analyzed using space syntax analysis to determine the integration and connectivity of space. The riverbanks morphology is analyzed to determine the placement of the inspection road and embankment. The results show that the inspection road can increase citizens’ connectivity to the centre of the area and enable them to access the waste transportation system. The use of depthmapX as a tool for evaluating connectivity is a practical way to apply data source and application. The Indonesian government can use it for a more diverse planning evaluation. Meanwhile, the riverbank’s morphological analysis shows that using ecohydrological engineering, the construction of inspection road and embankment could reduce damage to the river’s ecology and function. Also, the government can use the concept of designing more sustainable river embankments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)634-645
Number of pages12
JournalCivil Engineering and Architecture
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Riverbank Settlements
  • Slums
  • Space and Riverbank Morphology


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