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Public spaces conducive to solidarity and social bonding : the importance of social interactions in the daily life of young Indonesians in the Rusunawa (rental flat) in Semarang city

Abstract : Housing is a significant concern for many people, all the more when it is necessary to have accommodation at a bearable cost. The challenge, facing the housing issue, is to be able to provide sustainable solutions that meet people’s expectations, particularly those on a modest income. In Indonesia, the government has carried out a public housing policy which, includes providing support for Rusunawa programs : Walk-up Flats rental house for urban low-income people. This policy has been deployed on national territory in the 2000s. In 2016, an evaluation about the effectiveness of this policy indicates that the objectives have been partially achieved. This evaluation highlights the unsustainability nature of this housing solution due to the limited duration of the tenancy agreement. Other aspects are mentioned, such as the tendency of buildings to deteriorate and adaptability to this new housing. These studies relate to residents without specifying their profile. We can then wonder whether this response is suitable for young people. What about young people and their living space at Rental Flat ? In Semarang, young people (20-29) represent 20% of the population in 2019 (BPSStatistics of Semarang Municipality). This research aims to highlight the way that young people contemplate this urban environment in the case study of Semarang city. Therefore we are interested here in the urban practices of this youth through the example of two sites : Rusun Pekunden and Rusun Kaligawe. We also propose to examine how local authorities perceive this issue. The method used is qualitative. The online questionnaire was used to interview young people living in these two sites. A semi-structured interview was conducted with the program managers at the town hall of Semarang. The objective of this thesis is to show that the appropriation of public spaces by young people can be analyzed as a means of preserving social interactions and of enhancing the Indonesian social model. The surveys carried out among young people make it possible to highlight the importance of outdoor space, an opportunity to socialize.
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Ferouz Mannit. Public spaces conducive to solidarity and social bonding : the importance of social interactions in the daily life of young Indonesians in the Rusunawa (rental flat) in Semarang city. Engineering Sciences [physics]. 2020. ⟨dumas-03234398⟩

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