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Jakarta Post

Spatial planning and indigenous economy

  • Azis Khan


Jakarta   /   Thu, November 8, 2018   /  10:08 am
Spatial planning and indigenous economy Increasing number of young Dayaks in Central Kalimantan campaign to protect and reconnect with their indigenous culture and land. (Courtesy of Randi Julian Miranda/File)

The country’s fifth National Spatial Day, to be observed today on Nov. 8, should be used as an opportunity for all parties to pay more attention to the widely neglected indigenous regional spatial planning. 

Indonesia’s indigenous regional spatial planning and mapping has progressed slowly. More indigenous regions have instead “disappeared”, preceded by multidimensional prolonged conflicts.

Development has always been interpreted as making investments to open up employment opportunities, increase people’s income, local revenues and boost tax and foreign exchange receipts. 

Both spatial structure and patterns for several regional spatial plans have been generally ignorant of the existing indigenous regions and their economic performance. In fact, indigenous people have, from early on, used their space in ...

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