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Communities tackle local issues through urban design

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 13 2019   /  01:11 am

Massive urban development has come at the cost of public space, with the shrinking space diminishing opportunities for person-to-person interaction — an issue that youth in South Tangerang, Banten, are trying to tackle.Members of Karang Taruna Ikatan Remaja Griya Asri (Ikagiri), the official youth organization of community unit (RW) 07 in Jelupang subdistrict, North Serpong, South Tangerang, are racking their brains to find a way to deal with the situation in their area.The residents of RW 07 had long been using its largest public space, a 26.4-meter-long and 14-meter-wide outdoor area that consisted of a volleyball court and a badminton court, before half of it was swiftly transformed into a parking lot five years ago. Ikagiri member Juliansyah Putra, 25, said that the youth group had taken the initiative to re...