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Sustainability 2017, 9(2), 245; doi:10.3390/su9020245

Dimensions of Community and Local Institutions’ Support: Towards an Eco-Village Kelurahan in Indonesia

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Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Engineering, Diponegoro University, Semarang 50275, Indonesia
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Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Diponegoro University, Semarang 50275, Indonesia
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Academic Editor: Tan Yigitcanlar
Received: 17 October 2016 / Revised: 13 January 2017 / Accepted: 27 January 2017 / Published: 11 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Urban and Rural Development)
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Abstract

The goal of the Global Eco-village Network (GEN) is to create and promote sustainable human settlements that allow people to live more comfortably. However, an eco-village cannot exist without the support of the local government and the community. A village (kelurahan) is expected to recognize and implement a settlement’s environmental management by maintaining environmentally friendly behavior in daily activities. Gayamsari is a kelurahan in Semarang City that has been implementing the eco-village concept. This study aims to explain, through quantitative descriptive analysis, the extent at which the eco-village aspects are achieved by local and institutional participation in Gayamsari. The idea of an eco-village is to bring harmony to the three pillars of sustainable development—the social, economic, and ecological components—to create a sustainable living environment. However, the results show that Gayamsari needs improvement, especially in terms of ensuring a safe and comfortable environment, which can be achieved through strengthening the participation of both the community and local institutions. View Full-Text
Keywords: kelurahan; settlement; eco-village; local institution kelurahan; settlement; eco-village; local institution
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Yuliastuti, N.; Wahyono, H.; Syafrudin, S.; Sariffuddin, S. Dimensions of Community and Local Institutions’ Support: Towards an Eco-Village Kelurahan in Indonesia. Sustainability 2017, 9, 245.

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