This paper explains how the community movement governed the urban rivers' climate adaptation using the case of Yogyakarta's three main rivers. Before, these areas were prone to floods and disease outbreak. The Sultan Ground and private owned land statuses by the riversides created difficulties since many urban poor in this city lived in these areas. The local authority supported the poor through community engagement. This scheme resulted in a breakthrough. The communities there became more aware of the misuse of rivers. They proactively participated in the discussions and initiated a movement to conserve the riverside areas. The urban river governance proceeded both bottom-up and top-down approaches. This case used the explanation with purposive sampling derived from a list of related informants. The primary data was acquired through snowballing interviews, while secondary data was obtained from related stakeholders' archives. Both types of data were collected to understand the multilevel governance structure within the stakeholders' collaboration context. The movement resulted in better city planning. It reduced the vulnerability of the poor, while increasing their adaptive capacity to climate change. Using Yogyakarta as a case, this paper adds to the knowledge of urban resilience strategy in developing countries.

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Keywords adaptive capacity, climate change, poverty reduction, urban rivers governance, Yogyakarta
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/402/1/012003, hdl.handle.net/1765/125365
Conference 3rd International Conference on Sustainability in Architectural Design and Urbanism, ICSADU 2019
Citation
Wicaksono, A.A. (Andie A.). (2020). Urban river governance through community movement to increase the adaptive capacity to climate change of the poor: A case study of Yogyakarta. In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. doi:10.1088/1755-1315/402/1/012003