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Assessing the Impact of Land Use Policy on Urban-Rural Sustainability Using the FoPIA Approach in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

  • Hannes Jochen König

    ()

    (Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Eberswalder Str. 84, 15374 Müncheberg, Germany)

  • Johannes Schuler

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    (Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Eberswalder Str. 84, 15374 Müncheberg, Germany)

  • Utia Suarma

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    (Gadjah Mada University (GMU), Bulaksumur, Sekip Utara Jalan Kaliurang Bulaksumur, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia)

  • Desmond McNeill

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    (Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1116, Blindern, 0317 Oslo, Norway)

  • Jacques Imbernon

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    (Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD), Avenue Agropolis, 34398 Montpellier Cedex 5, France)

  • Frieta Damayanti

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    (Gadjah Mada University (GMU), Bulaksumur, Sekip Utara Jalan Kaliurang Bulaksumur, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia)

  • Syarifah Aini Dalimunthe

    ()

    (Gadjah Mada University (GMU), Bulaksumur, Sekip Utara Jalan Kaliurang Bulaksumur, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia)

  • Sandra Uthes

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    (Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Eberswalder Str. 84, 15374 Müncheberg, Germany)

  • Junun Sartohadi

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    (Gadjah Mada University (GMU), Bulaksumur, Sekip Utara Jalan Kaliurang Bulaksumur, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia)

  • Katharina Helming

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    (Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Eberswalder Str. 84, 15374 Müncheberg, Germany)

  • Jake Morris

    ()

    (Forest Research, Alice Holt Lodge, Farnham, Surrey GU10 4LH, UK)

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    This paper presents the results of a sustainability impact assessment (SIA) of policy induced land use changes in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The regional problems include rapid expansions of urban areas, due to high population pressure, and the conversion of paddy fields and forests into settlements. The objective of this study was to assess the impacts of two land use policies on social, economic, and environmental Land Use Functions (LUFs) in Yogyakarta. The following scenarios were developed for the SIA: a forest protection scenario (S1), a paddy field conservation scenario (S2), and a counterfactual (no policy) scenario of ‘Business As Usual’ (BAU). The Framework for Participatory Impact Assessment (FoPIA) was applied to conduct an expert-based impact assessment. For the specification of the regional sustainability context, a set of nine key LUFs and associated indicators were developed, including three social, three economic, and three environmental sustainability criteria. The resulting scenario impacts of the assessment differed considerably, with positive impacts of the S1 and S2 scenarios on seven of nine LUFs, and negative impacts of the BAU scenario on six LUFs. The perception of the FoPIA method by the regional stakeholders was positive. We conclude that this method contributes toward an enhanced regional understanding of policy effects and sustainability, particularly in data-poor environments.

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    Volume (Year): 2 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 7 (July)
    Pages: 1991-2009

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