Title: Rural planning within local development: Indonesian context

Authors: Muhammad Taufiq; Suhirman Suhirman; Tubagus Furqon Sofhani; Benedictus Kombaitan

Addresses: School of Architecture, Planning, and Policy Development, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Ganesha 10, Bandung 40132, Indonesia ' School of Architecture, Planning, and Policy Development, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Ganesha 10, Bandung 40132, Indonesia ' School of Architecture, Planning, and Policy Development, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Ganesha 10, Bandung 40132, Indonesia ' School of Architecture, Planning, and Policy Development, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Ganesha 10, Bandung 40132, Indonesia

Abstract: This study investigated how deliberation is implemented in rural planning practice in Indonesia and what issues are encountered. Qualitative content analysis of secondary data was conducted on the main concepts of deliberative planning, participatory governance, and participatory budgeting, supported by the author's experience as a government planner facilitating deliberation in Langkat District, Indonesia. The deliberative village planning involves interaction between actors in village communities, i.e., community members and representatives from the government and the private sector. The viewpoint is put forward that in deliberation in the Indonesian context, there is more space for knowledge transfer and power contestation than for mediation and negotiation. Community members adopt the planner's knowledge and synthesise it with their experiential knowledge. This knowledge transfer helps to create organisational knowledge. Meanwhile, power relations in informal arenas influence the course of the deliberation process in formal planning meetings, obscuring the essence of the public's desires.

Keywords: deliberation; knowledge transfer; participatory budgeting; rural planning; Indonesia.

DOI: 10.1504/WRSTSD.2021.10040456

World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 2022 Vol.18 No.2, pp.194 - 212

Received: 07 Dec 2019
Accepted: 08 Jan 2021

Published online: 04 Mar 2022 *

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