Theses Master's

Managing Climate and Disaster Risk in Jakarta: The Struggle of Kampung Kota Residents to Co-Producing Planning

Rachmawati, Inneke Rizky

This thesis explores the dynamics of climate-induced displacement in Kampung Akuarium in Jakarta by examining how marginalized communities, along with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), organize, respond to, and influence resettlement projects that happened due to climate-related infrastructure development. The study adopts a qualitative method that aims to investigate the relevant discourses regarding climate and disaster resilience, participatory politics, and social mobilizations. The interrelationship between urban development, climate change, and community mobilization demonstrates the rationality of surviving amidst the dispossession.

Through the case study of Kampung Akuarium, it is evident that community-led actions can significantly impact urban development policies. The findings underscore the crucial role of collective actions and critical examinations of climate and disaster resilience planning in the face of the escalating risk for marginalized communities. To this end, this thesis project hopes to contribute to the co-production of more inclusive and equitable strategies that minimize the social risk in future disaster or climate-induced resettlement scenarios.

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More About This Work

Academic Units
Urban Planning
Thesis Advisors
Bou Akar, Hiba
M.S., Columbia University
Published Here
June 12, 2024