Historic Institutionalism and Urban Morphology in Jakarta: Moving Towards Building Flood Resiliency into the Formal Planning and Development System

Mathewson, D. 2018. Historic Institutionalism and Urban Morphology in Jakarta: Moving Towards Building Flood Resiliency into the Formal Planning and Development System. Journal of Regional and City Planning. 29 (3), pp. 188-209. https://doi.org/10.5614/jrcp.2018.29.3.2

TitleHistoric Institutionalism and Urban Morphology in Jakarta: Moving Towards Building Flood Resiliency into the Formal Planning and Development System
TypeJournal article
AuthorsMathewson, D.
Abstract

This paper examines issues around flooding and rapid urban development in Jakarta, specifically the manner in which the former has influenced the spatial growth of the city over time. It takes a historic-institutionalism perspective within the context of changing government responses to flood management, where previous approaches failed to take into consideration existing local ecology, flood patterns and natural drainage systems. Jakarta is slowly moving towards more sustainable and resilient approaches to flood management through pilot programmes aimed at reclaiming or restoring water bodies while creating urban green space to assist with water absorption, despite the local government not having incorporated sustainable flood management systems or mitigation measures into the formal planning system. This paper shows how flooding has influenced spatial development and urban morphology in the city historically, which has led the city administration to the realisation that new approaches are required. The methodology includes document and literature research, GIS as well as satellite based mapping and imagery to determine spatial development patterns and where additional mitigation measures may be required, as well as flooding and drainage documentation. The paper reveals a series of potential strategies for the initial stages of planning policy implementation and a potential framework for developing planning-incorporated measures at a wider scale across Jakarta’s affected areas. This study has wide implications for a number of large developing cities in the Global South that face multiple development challenges in addition to flooding.

KeywordsHistoric institutionalism, urban morphology, flood resiliency, urban planning.
JournalJournal of Regional and City Planning
Journal citation29 (3), pp. 188-209
ISSN2502-6429
Year2018
PublisherInstitut Teknologi Bandung
Publisher's version
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.5614/jrcp.2018.29.3.2
Web address (URL)http://journals.itb.ac.id/index.php/jpwk/article/view/7224/3624
Publication dates
Published in printDec 2018
Published online30 Nov 2018
LicenseCC BY-NC 4.0

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