2013 : HOW GREEN IS THE CONDITION OF LOW INCOME INFORMAL SETTLEMENT?

Prof.Ir. Happy Ratna Sumartinah M.Sc, Ph.D


Abstract

The various impacts of global warming occurred in many parts of the world. Drought, pestilence, floods, melting polar ice, smog, forest fires and climate change are some of the effects of global warming. Many efforts have been done to minimize the impact of global warming and climate change. In the field of settlement, some efforts were made to achieve sustainable settlements. This study aims to assess the conditions, the problems and the constraints faced by informal settlements related to efforts to achieve an eco-housing. As we know that the settlements of low-income communities are generally characterized by several traits, which is unlivable and unhealthy environment condition of housing, and the lack of infrastructure and facilities.This study applied qualitative research methods, collecting data applied interviews and observation method, and descriptive analysis method. The results show that the conditions of informal settlements in the study area are not appropriate with the criteria of adequate settlement. It can be seen clearly by the condition of most houses that went untreated and suffered damage in some part, lack of clean water supply, inadequate condition of road network, and dirty and unhealthy conditions in environment. In addition to residential eligibility issues, application of the friendly environmental concept or green concept such as greenery around the houses is still in dire shortage.