Spatial Planning in Indonesia

Client: Ministry of Human Settlements and Regional Infrastructures Development, Indonesia

Authors/Consultants: Radianti J, Tasrif M, Rostiana E

In pioneering spatial planning management for metropolitan cities, the Ministry of Human Settlements and Regional Infrastructures Development of the Republic of Indonesia, started a project to build a computer simulation on spatial planning. The pilot project was situated in Semarang, the capital city of Central Java, Indonesia.

The aim of the project was to understand the impact of metropolitan growth and spatial planning on essential indicators of urban life such as economic growth, land usages and industry development. The impact of population growth was the central focus in this project. Population growth was explored to predict to which extent additional facilities such as lands for industry development and transportation infrastructure were needed.

The model showed that almost all policies directed at raising economic growth also increased the population number. The conclusion of the project is that any policy in the field of spatial planning should anticipate effects on the population sector and mitigate planning accordingly.

More information on this case can be found via Jaziar Radianti, Langlangbuana University, Muhammad Tasrif, Endang Rostiana (2003) A Dynamic Model for Spatial Planning in Metropolitan Areas. System Dynamics Society Conference.