Feasibility of Determining Padukuhan Blotan as Slum Settlement in Sleman Regency: Perspective from Community and Local Goverments
A slum is a complex dimension that is often seen only as an infrastructure problem without seeing non-physical
aspects. To accelerate the determination of slum locations, these frameworks do not consider the community's
social context and local knowledge about the context of 'slum.' Padukuhan Blotan RT 01 RW 40 with an area of
3,6 hectare is designated as a slum settlement due to inadequate roads and drainage regardless of non-physical
condition. This study aims to assess the community and local government's perceptions regarding the feasibility
of determining Padukuhan Blotan RT 01 RW 40 as a slum area based on the physical and non-physical quality.
The research design used a qualitative method with a case study approach through in-depth interviews with four
informants from the local community and three informants from the local government. The results showed that
based on physical (necessary service infrastructures) and non-physical (socio-economic) conditions, the
community thought that Padukuhan Blotan RT 01 RW 40 was more appropriately called a slum-prone area, even
at the beginning of determination of slum, they felt ashamed of this predicate. The Public Works Agency, the
Regional Development Planning Regency, and Sleman Regency Slumless City Program Coordinator also
perceived that Padukuhan Blotan RT 01 RW 40 is not properly designated as a slum settlement. Instead, it is
more accurately termed as a slum-prone area with minimal necessary infrastructure, but the term does not exist
before. This research can be useful for the government in diagnosing slums more comprehensively.
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