Korea Selatan

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Jadi ini adalah sedikit cerita perjalanan gw ke Korea Selatan. Intinya, gw ke Korsel dengan tujuan utama untuk konferensi Cisak (Conference of Indonesian Students in Korea) 2013 yang diselenggarakan oleh Perpika (Persatuan Pelajar Indonesia di Korea Selatan). Masih banyak kisah berkesan yang tidak sempat terdokumentasikan karena beberapa hal (batere HP habis, sedang terburu-buru dan tidak sempat foto-foto, tidak dalam kondisi yang nyaman untuk foto-foto, ga ada yang motoin, dll). Semoga bermanfaat. :))

Bandara Incheon – Seoul – KTX

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Alam Korea yang indah, hijau dan berbukit-bukit, dengan cuaca mendung-mendung gimana gitu, dari balik jendela kereta bandara.

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Kereta Bandara Kuala Namu

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Excerpted from http://chirpstory.com/li/99154

  • Bandara Kuala Namu, bandara terbesar ke2 Indonesia akn segera broperasi. Doi akn jd bandara prtama yg dlayani kereta. http://t.co/kmZrozJ5lX
  •  Sayangnya, layanan keretanya muahal. 80rb sekali jalan, menempuh jarak 20an km dalam 30 menit. Layanan tersebut bahkan lbh mahal dari..
  •  .. serupa di Kuala Lumpur dan Seoul. Saya katakan lbh mahal stlh mempertimbangkan kualitas layanan yg diberikan serta daya beli masyarakat. Read the rest of this entry »

UCL Bartlett DPU MPhil/PhD Application Research Proposal

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In order to apply to MPhil/PhD program, I need to make a research proposal. This proposal is one of the hardest thing I have ever made on my entire academic life. Enjoy and wish me luck! 😀

note:

UCL = University College London

Bartlett = popular name of Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment

DPU = Development Planning Unit; a special school/department in the Bartlett researching architecture and planning issues on developing countries

MPhil/PhD = integrated Master (by research) and Doctorate program, normally take 3-4 years of study

 

City infrastructure’s development in areas consisting small and decentralized housing. case study: Jabodetabek, Indonesia.

Based on governments’ report, in recent years abundant of small and decentralized housings are being developed in Jakarta’s surrounding areas (Jabodetabek).[i] While housing development is still highly demanded, some city officials complained that small housing developments detain them to develop integrated infrastructure within and around the areas. [ii]

This research will analyze city infrastructure’s development in areas consisting small and decentralized housing, with case studies in areas around Jabodetabek, Indonesia. It aims to explain issues affecting city infrastructure’s development in such area and condition. This research will start with a comprehensive overview of the factors supporting the development of small and decentralized housing. Some of the issues to be studied are regulations, economical dynamics, society’s characteristics, etc. This part will mainly be literature review. Recent study shows that decentralization policy was implemented to cope the high demand of housing.[iii] [iv] Recent study also shows that small housing is related with security issue of its inhabitants.[v]

The main part of the research will depart from some researches analyzing the infrastructure cost in conventional American cities’ sprawl and alternate ‘compact city’ idea.[vi] [vii] [viii] Some of the independent variables studied in those researches, such as land use, density, building lot size, etc, will be studied in this research as well as their relationship with dependent variables, such as infrastructure requirement, infrastructure cost, etc. Those approaches will be enhanced with analysis of other issues and variables such are housing size, responsible parties in infrastructure development, infrastructure development time and staging, etc. This enhancement may include explanation of some relevant issues on infrastructure development such as privatization and . [ix] [x] [xi] City infrastructure’s development in area with big and centralized housing will also be analyzed as supporting comparison. This part will mainly be empirical data gathering, analysis, and synthesis.

The research questions are:

  1. How much does it cost to develop recommended city infrastructure in areas with small and decentralized housings?
  2. What are the schemes of developing city infrastructure in areas with small and decentralized housings?
  3. How does housing size affect infrastructure development?
  4. How does housing decentralization policy affect infrastructure development?

This research will help expanding understanding on physical and non-physical issues  affecting infrastructure development in an area. This research will also help expanding understanding on infrastructure development in developing countries.

 


[i] -. ”Dilema Pembangunan Perumahan Kecil”. http://bisniskeuangan.kompas.com/read/2011/08/01/13184913/Dilema.Pembangunan.Perumahan.Kecil (October 11, 2012)

[ii] -. “Kendalikan Perumahan Kecil yang Menjamur”. http://bisniskeuangan.kompas.com/read/2011/08/04/07294681/Kendalikan.Perumahan.Kecil.yang.Menjamur (October 11, 2012)

[iii] Dwyer, D J.  1986. Urban Housing and Planning in China. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, New Series. Vol. 11, No. 4 (1986), pp. 479-489

[iv] Chen, Xiangming and Xiaoyuan Gao. 1993. China’s Urban Housing Development in the Shift from Redistribution to Decentralization. Social Problem. 40:2, 266-283.

[v] Aryani, Novi Dwi. 2011. Gambaran Umum dan Perkembangan Town House sebagai Alternatif Wujud Perumahan; Studi Kasus Town House di Wilayah Kebagusan Jakarta Selatan. Jakarta: Departemen Arsitektur FTUI

[vi] Ewing, Reid. 1997. Is Los Angeles-Style Sprawl Desirable. Journal of the American Planning Association. Winter 1997 (63, 1), 107

[vii] Gordon, Peter, and Harry W Richardson. 1997. Are Compact Cities a Desirable Planning Goal?. Journal of the American Planning Association. Winter 1997 (63, 1), 95

[viii] Burchell, Robert W, et. al. 1998. The Cost of Sprawl – Revisited, Transit Cooperative Research Program Report 39. Washington DC: National Academy Press

[ix] Eichengreen, Barry. 1995. Financing Infrastructure in Developing Countries: Lessons from the Railway Age. The World Bank Research Observer. Vol. 10, No. 1 (Feb., 1995), pp. 75-91

[x] de Castro, Julio and Klaus Uhlenbruck. 1997. Characteristics of Privatization: Evidence from Developed, Less-Developed, and Former Communist Countries. Journal of International Business Studies. Vol. 28, No. 1 (1st Qtr., 1997), pp. 123-143

[xi] Kikeri, Sunita and John Nellis. 2004. An Assessment of Privatization. The World Bank Research Observer. Vol 19, No. 1 (Spring, 2004), pp. 87-118

Driving in Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur

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I found two videos on YouTube which present my perception of traffic in Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur.

 

Jakarta

The traffic is constantly full of stop-and-go-and-stop-and-go, lane splittings are severe, and motorcycles are mosquito-ing.

 

Kuala Lumpur

The traffic flows smoothly and motorcycles are seldom.

The smooth traffic flow, one of many, is contributed by the presence of freeways which are LITERALLY everywhere, criss-crossing the city. The total length of freeways in Klang Valley (Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding areas) is incomparable with the one in Jabodetabek. Since the freeways are adapting to Klang Valley’s terrain, they are full of climbs, declines, curves, turns, etc. Those features make driving in Klang Valley freeways a memorable experience. 🙂

 

Ps: I don’t remember public transportation in Klang Valley as a very good one. But still, it is better than the one in Jabodetabek. 😉

Discussion with Depok Government on transportation issues

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This is a follow-up discussion regarding my previous suggestion to Mayor of Depok, Mr. Nur Mahmudi Ismail. Enjoy. 🙂

1. Tuips, gw ingin nyeritain hasil diskusi tadi siang bersama Kadishub Depok dan asisten Walikota Depok yg difasilitasi oleh Walikota Depok..

2. .. bpk Nur Mahmudi Ismail. Jadi setelah gw ngasi saran ttg revitalisasi angkot Depok, https://lutfiprayogi.wordpress.com/2012/10/22/a-suggestion-for-depok-angkots-revitalization/ …, beliau ngundang gw dtg ke..

3. .. kantornya utk brdiskusi dan nyusun perencanaan ttg itu. Mnrt asistennya, beliau ingin ikut berdiskusi, namun berhalangan.

4. Diskusinya gw klasifikasi mnjadi dua sesi, yaitu sesi diskusi masalah dan rncana transportasi umum di Depok, dan sesi curhat.

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A suggestion for Depok Angkot’s revitalization

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Below are my tweets to Mayor of Depok (Nur Mahmudi Ismail) and Depok local government about Angkot’s revitalization. 🙂

1. Pak @Nur_Mahmudi@pemkotdepok@depokita, drpd terus mnerus melebarkan jalan dan mmbuat jln raya mnjadi ruang kota yg tdk manusiawi, ..

2. @nur_mahmudi @pemkotdepok @depokita .. lbh baik merevitalisasi angkot. elebaran jalan adlh solusi instan yg tdk sustainable, lebarnya jln..

3. @nur_mahmudi @pemkotdepok @depokita .. akn mmbuat smkn byk org yg mnggunakan kndaraan pribadi, dn mnimbulkan kmacetan lagi. Aplagi dtengah..

4. @nur_mahmudi @pemkotdepok @depokita .. pertumbuhan ekonomi yg kuat dan mudahnya mmiliki kndaraan pribadi. Lbh baik merevitalisasi angkot..

5. @nur_mahmudi @pemkotdepok @depokita .. mnjadi moda transport yg massal (mass), cepat (rapid), dan titik ke titik (transit), serta dikelola..

6. @nur_mahmudi @pemkotdepok @depokita .. secara profesional dn bisa dikontrol. Buat BUMD atw inisiasi perusahaan swasta yg mnjalankan angkot..

7. @nur_mahmudi @pemkotdepok @depokita .. latih SDMnya menjadi SDM yg handal di teknis (supir, dispatcher, mekanik, dll) dan manajemen.

8. @nur_mahmudi @pemkotdepok @depokita .. Perusahaan harus mengoperasikan angkot dgn standar yg profesional (jumlah dan intensitas armada..

9. @nur_mahmudi @pemkotdepok @depokita .. yg terukur, brdasarkan prmintaan dn pnawaran trafik, mnyesuaikan RTRW,dll). Angkot jg hrs dlengkapi..

10. @nur_mahmudi @pemkotdepok @depokita .. dgn fasilitas pnunjang yg layak (halte, JPO, trotoar, dll).

11. @nur_mahmudi @pemkotdepok @depokita Revitalisasi angkot dpt mmbantu mngurangi titik2 kmacetan, kesemrawutan jln raya, dn jlmh kecelakaan. ..

12. @nur_mahmudi @pemkotdepok @depokita Ia jg dpt mmbantu mnciptakan ruang2 kota yg manusiawi dan mncegah ruang kota tmbuh dgn acak (sprawl). ..

13. @nur_mahmudi @pemkotdepok @depokita .. Ia jg mmbuat warga kota berinteraksi dgn lbh sehat di dlm kndaraan umum, mngurangi konsumsi BBM, ..

14. @nur_mahmudi @pemkotdepok @depokita .. dn mengalihkan anggaran transportasi warga utk pos yg lbh produktif. ..

15. @nur_mahmudi @pemkotdepok @depokita Bila berhasil, ia akan mngharumkan nama Depok mnjadi salah satu kota pertama di Indonesia yg brhasil. ..

16. @nur_mahmudi @pemkotdepok @depokita .. Di Jakarta saja Jokowi baru mulai mewacanakan hal serupa utk bus sedang (Metromini dkk). Coba bljr..

17. @nur_mahmudi @pemkotdepok @depokita .. dari kota Jogja yg mengorganisasi pengusaha bus kota-nya ktika memulai proyek Transjogja. ..

18. @nur_mahmudi @pemkotdepok @depokita .. Ada ITDP yg gencar bekerjasama dgn Pemda2 dlm pengembangan Bus Rapid Transit. Ada skian byk ..

19. @nur_mahmudi @pemkotdepok @depokita .. pakar transport di Dept. Teknik Sipil FTUI yg dpt diajak bekerjasama.

20. @nur_mahmudi @pemkotdepok @depokita “A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich..

21. @nur_mahmudi @pemkotdepok @depokita .. use public transportation.” (Pedro Gustavo, Mayor of Bogota, Columbia)

 

And this is the answer from the government (@pemkotdepok). 😀

1. @lutfiprayogi kami sangat menghargai ide sdr, akan kami usulkan ke bimasda dan dinas lainnya agar bisa menjadi bahan pertimbangan

2. @lutfiprayogi terimaksih atas perhatian dan dukungannya dlm membangun kota Depok

World Metropolitan Areas and Railway Extension Comparison

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Below are some GoogleMaps satellite pictures showing world metropolitan areas with railways being highlighted. Railways are highlighted with various colors, while for Jakarta they are highlighted with single pale-green color. These pictures can give idea how extensive train services handle the metropolitan areas’ daily traffic. All pictures are in the same scale. For better understanding, you might want to check urban train systems with highest number of annual passenger here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metro_systems_by_annual_passenger_rides. I’ve ranked and arranged them roughly by their ‘range of extension’. Enjoy. 🙂

 

London, United Kingdom. Population: 12.875.000


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