Managing Informal Economic Environment based on Daytime and Night-time Transition

F. Gunawan, Y. A. Yatmo

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Informal economy is one of the examples of life cycle attributes contributing to the overall sustainable environment. Pasar Lama Tangerang in Banten, Indonesia is known as a market with continuous economic cycle from morning until night-time with different economic actors. This study investigates the management of the environment from daytime to night-time as part of informal and night-time economy. The discussion of night-time economy is currently limited and has been addressed separately from daytime economy. We argue that investigating the transition and management from daytime to night-time and its consequences of a night-time market is a crucial strategy of managing future informal economy. The methodology of this study was conducted qualitatively by capturing the transition by night-photography on multiple visits and the observation was done by night-walking and informal interviews, while tracing of spatial changes was done by differentiation in visiting hours. The study finds that differentiation of economic hours and implementation of spatial layering and zoning of all the economic actors, formal and informal, from an existing environment would be useful as environmental management strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012071
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event4th International Conference on Environment, Sustainability Issues, and Community Development 2022, INCRID 2022 - Semarang, Indonesia
Duration: 1 Sept 2022 → …


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