WIT Press


The Development Of Child-friendly Integrated Public Spaces In Settlement Areas As An Infrastructure Of Jakarta

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SDP160021

Volume

210

Pages

12

Page Range

13 - 24

Published

2017

Size

673 kb

Author(s)

H. S. Aji, R. B. Budiyanti, K. Djaja

Abstract

The rapid development in urban areas tends to deny the needs of children as citizens. The availability of public space to interact, play, and socialize is declining with various financial or distance constraints. The child-friendly city concept is ideally a solution to overcome this problem. To support the realization of the child-friendly city concept, the construction of the necessary infrastructure to accommodate the needs of children in urban areas is needed.

This research was conducted with the case study of child-friendly integrated public spaces (RPTRA) in the Kembangan District, West Jakarta. The research used the combination methods of qualitative data from interviews and observations, supported by quantitative data from questionnaires. The finding in this study is that the RPTRA or public spaces such as parks are still mainly used by the residents in dense settlement areas. The availability of facilities, the easy accessibility, and the roles of parents are three important factors affecting the children’s visit to RPTRA. With the diverse existing functions, the RPTRA areas are able to accommodate the basic general needs of children well, but the RPTRA cannot grow into a facility that develops in keeping with the development of its users.

Keywords

child-friendly integrated public space, child friendly city, settlement area