Placement of shared space out side the low income flats building in the context of behavior and culture

Ratna Darmiwati*, S. Happy Ratna, Purwanita Setijanti

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Surabaya as the second biggest city in Indonesia with big population has a great economic potential land that is the center of development of eastern Indonesia. This condition has become the main attraction for job-seekers from ruralareaswhichcontributes to the urbanization rate that makes untidiness in some corners of the city. This high urbanization rate which was difficult controlled bythe governmentthat is limited funds, facility and infrastructure. The developed housing and residential places in Surabaya were not affordable for low-income job-seekers. As a result most of them occupy a shelter rather than a home which causes the emergence of the many slumplaces. To overcome this problem, the state of government dorejuvenation tomany slum areas and move the residents who live in squatter, that can be developed by itself. The culture of togetherness among low-income-society brought to participate in the life of them. The research objective is to study how the right placement of the appropriate shared-space of environment flatsand to formulate the basis of favorable treatment, and do not transfer the people to other places. So that an affordable and appropriate housing for the low-income-society can be provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4674-4680
Number of pages7
JournalARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016


  • Culture
  • Environment
  • Flats
  • Income
  • Placement
  • Shared space


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