Sustainable urban development is the result of a process and people participation is the key factor in the sustainable development and the process of design and implementation. In developing a dense urban area, the participations of stakeholders are very important in creating design solutions. One of the goals of sustainable urban landscapes is contribution to the development of healthy communities through the benefit of the economic, social and environmental values. The approach of sustainable urban landscape is especially needed in developing dense old city in Surabaya such as Kembang Jepun, which is facing many issues such as limited urban landscape elements. People participation in this study is accommodated by a focus group discussion involving architects, researchers, planners, local residents, media and government as well as students. By accommodating people participation, the design solutions will develop healthy communities and the equity of economic, social and, environmental aspects. The design highlights as follows: visually appealing and suitable design to the condition of the area, lot of open spaces for various activities for different group and promote social interaction, cost effective and easy to maintain. From this research, community involvement is a key factor in creating and developing urban dense area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-21
Number of pages9
JournalGeographia Technica
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Dense old city
  • Kembang jepun
  • People participation
  • Sustainable urban landscapes


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