The paper examines the extent to which the concept of empowerment addresses the issue of housing provision for urban poor in Indonesia.
|Keywords:||Empowerment, Community-based Development, Housing, Urban Poor, Indonesia|
Deden Rukmana is a PhD candidate in Urban and Regional Planning at Florida State University. He earned his bachelor degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the Bandung Institute of Technology in Indonesia in 1994. He received master's degrees in Development Studies from the Bandung Institute of Technology in 1997 and in Planning and Development Studies from the University of Southern California in 2001. He had involved in several urban development projects including housing developments in Indonesia when he was a planner in the local planning agency in Ciamis Regency, West Java Province; a researcher at the Center for Urban and Regional Development Studies at the Bandung Institute of Technology and a planning consultant at Quadra Cipta Selaras in Indonesia during period of 1992 to 1999. He is also working as research assistant in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Florida State University. He has been involved in several researches such as Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization; Development of Outcome Measurement Systems for Florida's Homeless Program; and Health, Infrastructure and Physical Activity. His primary research interests include housing affordability, homelessness and community empowerment.
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