Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Social and Political Sciences, ICSPS 2019, 12th November 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

Research Article

From Ahok to Anies:Politics of Environment Protection and Public Spaces Development in Jakarta

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.12-11-2019.2293518,
        author={Kurniawati Hastuti Dewi},
        title={From Ahok to Anies:Politics of Environment Protection and                   Public Spaces Development in Jakarta },
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Social and Political Sciences, ICSPS 2019, 12th November 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICSPS},
        year={2020},
        month={3},
        keywords={politics environment protection public space social movement urban governance},
        doi={10.4108/eai.12-11-2019.2293518}
    }
    
  • Kurniawati Hastuti Dewi
    Year: 2020
    From Ahok to Anies:Politics of Environment Protection and Public Spaces Development in Jakarta
    ICSPS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.12-11-2019.2293518
Kurniawati Hastuti Dewi1,*
  • 1: Center for Political Stdies, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Jl. Gatot Subroto 10, Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia
*Contact email: kurniawatihastutidewi@gmail.com

Abstract

Nowadays, the special capital region of Jakarta (Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, DKI Jakarta) faces challenges for providing safe living environment and inclusive public space. This paper analyses how’s the governor of DKI Jakarta uses environment protection and public space development as political narratives. It analysis the concept of “Ruang Publik Terpadu Ramah Anak” (RPTRA, child friendly integrated public space) introduced by Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok, 2014-2017), and “Taman Maju Bersama” (TMB, going forward garden) introduced by Governor Anies Baswedan (Anies, 2017-2022). Ahok’s concept of RPTRA uses top down approach, whereas Anies’ TMB uses bottom up approach with collaborative acts with local community. This paper reveals that procedurally, participatory approach in urban governance has been taken into account more in TMB rather than in RPTRA concept. TMB is more prospectus to be developed into a new social movement, though it is currently still far achieved.