Urban Land Policy For Indonesia: The Need For Reform

Bakti Setiawan


Urban land policy and management in Indonesia are very weak; some problems can be identified i.e. problems in land tenure system, land registration systems, land delivery and acquisition, land use planning, land taxes, and land ceiling. At the same lime, the process of urbanization and urban growth are increasing and the problem of urban land is getting more complex and capable of creating conflicts. Considering the importance of the efficient use of land and its equal distribution for a sustainable development, this paper argues that reformation in land policy and management in Indonesia is needed both at the level of policy guidelines and at the level of implementation.

Full Text:



Archer, R. W., 1994. An Outline Urban Land Policy for the Developing Countries of Asia. Habitat International 16 (4).

Beatly, Timothy. 1991. A set of ethical principles to guide land use policy. Land Use Policy. January.

Darin-Drabkin. 1977. Land Policy and Urban Growth. Oxford: Pergamon Press.

Devas, Nick and Carole Rakodi. 1993. Managing Fasr Growing Cities: New Approaches to Urban Planning and Management in the Developing Countries. New York: Longman Scientific and Technical.

Doebele, William A. 1987. The Evolution of Concepts of Urban Land Tenure in Developing Countries. Habitat International 11(1).

Dorlenas, Bernard. 1994. Perencanaan Kota dan Spekulasi Tanah di Jabotabek. Prisma. 2(XIII).

Fitzwilliam Memorandum. 1991. International Research Workshop: Land value changes and the impact of urban policy upon land valorization processes in developing countries. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 15(4).

Ham, Christopher and Michael Hill. 1984. The Policy Process in the Modern Capitalists State. Brighton: Wheatsheaf Books.

Healey, Patsy, and Susan M. Barret. 1990. Structure and Agency in Land and Property Development Processes: Some Ideas for Research. Urban Studies 27(1).

Henssen, L.G. 1989. Management and Delivery System of Lnad for Human Settlements. Jakarta: Ministry of Public Works.

Lim Gill-Chin. 1987. Land Market and Public Policy: A Conceptual Framework. Habitat International 11(1).

MacAndrew, Colin. 1986. Land Policy in Modern Indonesia. Boston: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

Mattingly, Michael. 1991. Urban Land Market in Developing Countries: Do Planners know enough about them? Land Use Policy (April).

Menezes, L.M., 1988. Urban Land Policy Trends in Asia: an Overview. Land Use Policy (July).

NUDS. 1985. National Urban Development Strategy for Indonesia, Jakarta: Ministry of Public Work.

Setiawan, B. 1987. Squatter Settlements on the Old Chinese Cemetery. Working Paper. Department of Architecture, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta.

Setiawan, B. 1993. Land Consolidation Program, a Potential Tool for Urban Land Management: Case study, Denpasar. Development Planning Journal.

Setiawan, B. 1994. The Influence of Land Ownership Pattern to the Conversion Pro-cess of Agricultural Land in the Urban Fringe: Case Study on Five Cities in the Province of Yogyakarta, Working Paper.

Struyk, R. J., M. L. Hoffman and M. Katsura. 1990. The Market for Shelter in Indonesian Cities, Washington DC: The Urban Institute Press.

UNCHS. 1984. Land for Human Settlements. Nairobi: UNCHS (Habitat)

© 2020 Institut Teknologi Bandung