Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Indonesian Social and Political Enquiries, ICISPE 2020, 9-10 October 2020, Semarang, Indonesia

Research Article

Community Resilience in Urban Plural Context: Assessing Challenges and Strategies in Times of Covid- 19 Pandemic

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.9-10-2020.2304764,
        author={Laila Kholid Alfirdaus and Dzunuwanus Ghulam Manar and Teguh  Yuwono},
        title={Community Resilience in Urban Plural Context: Assessing Challenges and Strategies in Times of Covid- 19 Pandemic},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Indonesian Social and Political Enquiries, ICISPE 2020, 9-10 October 2020, Semarang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICISPE},
        year={2021},
        month={3},
        keywords={urban resilience pandemic crisis governance social inclusion},
        doi={10.4108/eai.9-10-2020.2304764}
    }
    
  • Laila Kholid Alfirdaus
    Dzunuwanus Ghulam Manar
    Teguh Yuwono
    Year: 2021
    Community Resilience in Urban Plural Context: Assessing Challenges and Strategies in Times of Covid- 19 Pandemic
    ICISPE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.9-10-2020.2304764
Laila Kholid Alfirdaus1,*, Dzunuwanus Ghulam Manar1, Teguh Yuwono1
  • 1: Universitas Diponegoro
*Contact email: laila.alfirdaus@live.undip.ac.id

Abstract

Some cities in Indonesia are currently known to be prone to crisis due to Covid- 19 pandemic. Some of them are also known to be building resilience system in their urban management program. Meanwhile, as we might already be aware of, those cities are plural in terms of social differences and identities. As a matter of fact, the success of policies, as in urban resilience building, are dependent towards the involvement of community. Therefore, it is interesting to scrutinize how cities that are socially plural strive to manage pandemic crisis and risks in their regions? How are minority groups and poor people, who are usually more prone to the crisis, involved in the local government’s urban resilience project? And, what kind of strategies does the government apply to integrate social inclusion in urban resilience policy? What alternatives does community build to support their collective resilience? This research is proposed to reveal this issue by studying the experiences of Semarang city, Central Java, Indonesia in terms of social structure, as well as risks in times of Covid-19 pandemic. This study is expected to identify the social complexities in urban resilience policy, as well as the strategies applied either by the government and community to cope with these situations.