A Study of Spatial Pattern of Suburnization Process --A Case Study in Jakarta Suburb--
Panuju, Dyah Retno
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As well as urbanization trends in many other countries, the pattern of urbanization in Indonesia has two dominant trends. First, on the national scale, there is an increasing concentration of people and production in one or a relatively few places in the form of large metropolitan agglomerations. The ultimate form of this ,process is the megalopolis. However, the pace of transfornlation is dangerously, while it lacks the capital and physical resources and sometimes also necessary experience and skills. Second, in the n~etropolitan regions themselves, the trend is inverted. The more affluent classes are moving into the surrounding countryside to escape the social and environmental consequences of excessive concentration; the physical congestion and the breakdown of urban services and amenities. In both cases, however,' the population and activities in the metropolitan regions continue to grow, although their central cities may be decaying and . losing both.