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Housing for the poor: The Kampung Deret lesson

  • Deden Rukmana

Savannah, Georgia | Sat, December 30 2017 | 12:54 am

PREMIUM The growth of the urban population has generated many problems, including a lack of housing for those who are poor. Most poor urban residents in Jakarta live in makeshift slums or squatter settlements.

The marginalized have resorted to occupying state land such as dumpsites, riverbanks or railway tracks, as well as private unoccupied land, where they illegally construct their dwellings.