As an adjacent region of the Jakarta Metropolitan Area (JMA), Karawang Regency is facing the change from rural to urban characteristics. As a new peri-urban area of the Greater JMA (GJMA), Karawang Regency needs a strong capacity to protect the area while at the same time supporting the economic development and urban growth of the GJMA. This research is an attempt to identify government efforts in adapting to the characteristics change. It shows how local government programs exemplify local government efforts in achieving sustainability in the region. Metropolitan expansion is transforming the peri-urban area of Karawang Regency. As a growth machine for the JMA, Karawang Regency needs to strengthen its local capacity in order to protect and preserve the area. Institutional capacity building is aimed at three capitals: intellectual capital, social capital and political capital. A balanced implementation of all three capitals will lead to a sustainable peri-urbanization.
Novianty, E. (2015). Balancing Local Government Capacity for a Sustainable Peri-Urban Development: The Case of Karawang Regency. Jurnal Perencanaan Wilayah Dan Kota, 26(2), 71–85. https://doi.org/10.5614/jpwk.2015.26.2.1