The City Form Lab has facilitated several successful, high-energy, participatory planning workshops engaging 50-60 inter-disciplinary city
government members, professional planning practitioners, and academics, working collaboratively as part of the City Planning Lab Initiative in Indonesia. In each three-day workshop, participants worked together in groups to analyze the existing site conditions and proposed ideas for future improvements and redevelopments.
In Surabaya, the workshop invited participants to envision a transport oriented redevelopment corridor around the proposed north-south tramway in the city center. The workshop was part of a 10 day Transportation Corridor Development mission involving the City Form Lab, Hansen Partnership and World Bank staff. In the days immediately following the workshop, the City Form Lab and Hansen Partnership synthesized the ideas and materials that resulted from the workshop into a preliminary report, which was presented to the Mayor of Surabaya, Ibu Risma.More about the Surabaya Tram Corridor Urban Design Workshop can be viewed at: http://cityform.mit.edu/news/surabaya-tram-corridor-urban-design-workshop
In Surabaya the corridor design process was continued after the workshop in co-production by the City Form Lab and Hansen partnership of a more detailed report including a series of urban design, planning, policy and investment proposals for the corridor and five key sub-areas, with an accompanying action plan focused on the short, medium and long-term implementation. The Surabaya Engagement, Corridor Report and associated CPL work helped to mobilize a USD $300M Surabaya Urban Corridor Development Program loan with the City from the World Bank.
Four key concerns affecting slum settlements across Denpasar were identified through the workshop: Land Tenure & Migration, Sanitation, Access to Services and Local Economy. These concerns have shaped preliminary plans for data collection and analyses conducted by CPL at both site and city scales, as described further in the report “Slum Settlements and Housing in Denpasar: Data Management for Policy Making; Workshop proceedings and suggested CPL Workplan”, August 2014.