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Political Change and Urban Growth in a Medium-sized Outer Island Capital in Indonesia: The Case of Palu, Central Sulawesi

dc.contributor.advisorFaust, Heiko Prof. Dr.
dc.contributor.authorIdrus, Sammy Al
dc.format.extent203 Seitende
dc.titlePolitical Change and Urban Growth in a Medium-sized Outer Island Capital in Indonesia: The Case of Palu, Central Sulaweside
dc.contributor.refereeFaust, Heiko Prof. Dr.
dc.description.abstractengPurpose: This study examines how Palu’s urban development was affected by centralization and subsequent decentralization policies as well as how these shaped the local government and society. This study also explores local government and resident responses and adaptations following the 2018 earthquake and tsunami that destroyed large parts of Palu. Design/methodology/approach: The author demonstrates how political changes affected urban growth in a medium-sized city of Indonesia's periphery by using Palu, the provincial capital of Central Sulawesi as a case study. Time series data covering the centralization and decentralization eras were used for the qualitative analysis, and interviews were conducted with residents, politicians, and academics. Findings: The author argues that, in the case of Palu, the political shift from centralization to decentralization resulted in extensive changes in the urban fabric of Palu, especially in terms of its growth in area, population, and economy. Although decentralization has the potential to solve many local problems, current local institutions are not in accordance with the needs and requirements of citizens to realize effective local governance in managing a medium-sized city. This is especially true for the management of the natural disaster in
dc.contributor.coRefereeDittrich, Christoph Prof. Dr.
dc.subject.engmedium sized-cityde
dc.affiliation.instituteFakultät für Geowissenschaften und Geographiede
dc.subject.gokfullGeographie (PPN621264008)de
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