Title: Sociocultural pressure on cemeteries in Jakarta, Indonesia and its impacts

Authors: Raditya Hari Murti

Addresses: Public Works Polytechnic, Semarang City, Central Java Province, Indonesia

Abstract: Cemeteries began to become a concern for urban planners in Jakarta because of the crisis voiced by the media in the 2000s. The characteristics of Jakarta as a densely populated metropolitan and as a multicultural melting-pot, put pressure on the provision of funeral space. The objective of this research is to analyse the challenges in the funeral management in Jakarta and the adaptation of the community facing this problem. My approach is to see Jakarta in an evolutive lens, with an analysis of different scales of territories: extended urban area, citywide and selected cemetery. A qualitative descriptive analysis is employed to comprehend the phenomenon of the chosen region, while a quantitative descriptive approach is applied to support the analysis. This research wishes to contribute to better awareness of the cemeteries problem in management in Jakarta, along with the changing mentality of its inhabitants.

Keywords: geography of death; cemetery; green open space; Jakarta; Indonesia.

DOI: 10.1504/WRSTSD.2021.10040458

World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 2022 Vol.18 No.2, pp.159 - 175

Received: 16 Mar 2020
Accepted: 08 Jan 2021

Published online: 04 Mar 2022 *

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