Community Behavior on Waste Management in Kampung Kamboja, Pontianak

Wibowo, Hermawan Eko (2010) Community Behavior on Waste Management in Kampung Kamboja, Pontianak. Jurnal Pembangunan Wilayah dan Kota, 6 (3). p. 67. ISSN 1858-3903

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To control solid waste source produced by the community, the Government of Pontianak is now implementing the strategy to increase community involvement in waste management. Yet, the result is not yet optimum. The community of Kampung Kamboja is an example of community which has not managed the waste yet. The settlement which is located in Kapuas riverbank has lots of waste problems such as solid waste source near the community residence especially beneath the houses and some open spaces in the riverbank. Based on the waste condition in Kampung Kamboja, this research therefore aims to figure out the behavior of Kampung Kamboja community in managing the waste. The research uses qualitative approach and descriptive method. Based on the analysis result, it is concluded that 1) the physical characteristic of Kapuas River creates the community image of this river as a part of facilities for community to manage their waste, 2) the construction of the rumah panggung, (traditional house which construction is in level) which functions to adapt the river tide, creates space beneath the house which is potential as a waste source that is hardly cleaned up, 3) the pattern of community waste management involving autonomous community participation needs continuity and simultaneous assistance implementation to let the community manages the waste.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions:School of Postgraduate (mixed) > Master Program in Urban and Regional Planning
ID Code:27032
Deposited On:26 Apr 2011 12:28
Last Modified:26 Apr 2011 12:28

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