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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Sustainable Tourism Development: the Adaptation and Resilience of the Rural Communities in (the Tourist Villages of) Kar... Published: 25 December 2017
Forum Geografi, doi: 10.23917/forgeo.v31i2.5336
During the period of seven years (2009-2015), the growth of tourism in the tourist villages (desa wisata) of Karimunjawa underwent rapid progress. However, poverty figures in Karimunjawa remained high. Nevertheless, the involvement of rural people in the sustainable development of tourism is limitedly discussed. This article discusses the rural communities’ adaptation and resilience in Karimunjawa with the support of sustainable development planning in tourist villages. It covers the background of sustainable development, the elements of the communities’ adaptation capacity and resilience as well as the role of the regional government. Empirical evidence of variation in the ways towards the capacity to respond to changes of socioeconomic and ecological environments due to tourism development are presented. A case study is used in this article to describe how the people learned from their experience, knowledge and past efforts. In-depth interviews were conducted with a number of key informants in the tourist villages of Karimunjawa selected from purposive and snowballing samples to obtain the information. The results of the research show that social resilience will increase among communities who are capable of accessing flexible social networks. These social networks are practical instruments that open up dissemination of new information and knowledge. This is a key element for a stronger process of transformation. Furthermore, communities that have capital and financial access as well as skills will also be capable of adaptation to the transformation process.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Poverty and Tourism: Strategies and Opportunities in Karimunjawa Island, Central Java Published: 20 April 2017
Journal of Indonesian Tourism and Development Studies, doi: 10.21776/ub.jitode.2017.005.02.08
Article 0 Reads 7 Citations Urban Vulnerability in Bantul District, Indonesia—Towards Safer and Sustainable Development Published: 30 August 2012
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su4092022
Assuring safer and sustainable development in seismic prone areas requires predictive measurements, i.e., hazard, vulnerability and risk assessment. This research aims to assess urban vulnerability due to seismic hazard through a risk based spatial plan. The idea is to indicate current and future potential losses due to specified hazards with given spatial and temporal units. Herein, urban vulnerability refers to the classic separation between social and physical vulnerability assessments. The research area covers six sub-districts in Bantul, Indonesia. It experienced 6.2 Mw earthquakes on May, 27th, 2006 and suffered a death toll of 5700, economic losses of up to 3.1 billion US$ and damage to nearly 80% of a 508 km2 area. The research area experienced the following regional issues: (1) seismic hazard; (2) rapid land conversion and (3) domination of low-income group. This research employs spatial multi criteria evaluations (SMCE) for social vulnerability (SMCE-SV) and for physical vulnerability (SMCE-PV). The research reveals that (1) SMCE-SV and SMCE-PV are empirically possible to indicate the urban vulnerability indices; and (2) integrating the urban vulnerability assessment into a spatial plan requires strategic, technical, substantial and procedural integration. In summary, without adequate knowledge and political support, any manifestation towards safer and sustainable development will remain meager and haphazard.