Land ownership status and handling slums: Case study Kamal Muara, DKI Jakarta

Armeinita Octavia, Lita Sari Barus, Ahmad Zubair, Ahmad Fitriyadi

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The development of a growing civilization in urban areas led to high levels of intensity of settlements. However, some of the resident's locations of Jakarta are not in line with the development plan of DKI Jakarta Province which emerged pockets of urban slums. Slums are identical to their land ownership. This study is to assess the handling of slums by linking the issue of land ownership in Kampung Kamal Muara. The method used is a qualitative approach. Data were collected primarily by interviews and observations as well as secondary data collection with literature review. Data were analyzed descriptively and supplemented by triangulation. The result shows that land ownership status for low-income people is not a top priority. They prefer living close to their livelihoods, ignoring their land ownership status, making it difficult for the government to handle slum settlements. Moreover, there is a policy gap that resulted in the lack of strong legal basis in handling slum settlements in DKI Jakarta. The socio-cultural-economic-environmental approach needs to be applied in overcoming slums on illegal land, by integrating social mapping and land consolidation, which strongly prioritizes cooperation between targeted communities and the political will of the government. Future research is expected to be able to examine more deeply how the implementation of the handling of slums is carried out.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-202
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of GEOMATE
Issue number56
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • Consolidation
  • Land ownership
  • Low income people
  • Slums
  • Social mapping


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