Urbanism and Superblock Mixed-Use Development in Jakarta: Politics of Gentrification of Post-Suharto Indonesia

  • Bagoes Wiryomartono


Despite the Post-Suharto Indonesia has been marked and characterized by the reformation for democratic governance, the New Order’s liberal economic policy for urban and land development has been continuously implemented. Accordingly, the private sector has been given more power for property and land development, while the central government is only responsible for general policy but leaves its detailed implementation to municipalities in terms of regulatory partnership with the private sector. The policy embarks its direction from the vision of capitalistic accumulation and economic growth with less regard to social justice and public interest. This study examines the implementation of the liberal urban development policy with a focus on the intensification of land use. The case study is to scrutinize mixed-used developments in Jakarta; the core of the discussion and historical analysis of this study is the confrontation with the principles of good urbanism in terms of sustainable community and social justice based on Indonesian sociocultural roots.


Superblock Gentrification Capitalist development Kemang Village Podomoro City 


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