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Jakarta, Indonesia: Documenting Peri-Urban Land Use Change

  • Author(s): Standifer, Jessica Wynn
  • Advisor(s): Leitner, Helga
  • et al.

Continued widespread urban growth places unprecedented pressure on formerly rural, now urban fringe communities creating new regional planning challenges in cities of the global South. This thesis investigates processes of peri-urbanization in the Jakarta metropolitan region between 1995 – 2015, documenting land use change using a Landsat remote sensing and GIS analysis. The study results found that regional urban land use increased over 20 percent, and vegetation declined by 20 percent during this time. Peri-urban land transformations show distinct spatial and temporal patterns, beginning in the west with large new town developments since the late 1980s, and shifting east, then south, after 2005. By looking specifically at the various sub- regions of the metropolitan area, in addition to changes over time, this study corroborated current literature regarding regional planning and identified specific densification patterns. While peri- urbanization has spread in distance since the early 1990s, land classification maps also indicate extreme densification throughout the region.

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