SPATIAL VARIETY AND DISTRIBUTION OF TRADITIONAL MARKETS IN SURAKARTA AS POTENTIAL FACTORS IN IMPROVING SPATIAL-BASED MANAGEMENT

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Submitted: 28-11-2016
Published: 08-02-2017
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Traditional markets function as trading place, socio-culture interaction, and recreation facility either in regional or urban scope. Distribution and variety of spatial condition influence traditional markets’ planning both physically and non-physically. Therefore, this research aimed to conduct a mapping of traditional markets’ spatial distribution and variety as potential factors to improve spatial-based management. Analysis methods including: (1) Mapping by employing Geographic Information System, (2) Category Based Analysis (CBA), and (3) Interactive Analysis were applied in Surakarta City as the research location. The result of this research signifies that spatial variety and distribution of traditional markets in Surakarta had similar pattern between one market to others; overlapping service function; specific commodity types in accordance with the market’s characteristics; diverse operating hours. Spatial variety and distribution could be potential factors to improve traditional market management as shopping service. This result was contrasted with Central Place Theory by Christaller and NÆss & Jensen’s research finding stating that distance became a key factor influencing accessibility to a number of activity facilities. Therefore, distance toward the service center is not considered as the main factor in traditional market management. The main factor in managing and controlling traditional markets’ development includes service function, commodity specification, and operating hour’s flexibility.

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Mapping; traditional market; spatial variety and distribution of traditional market; spatial-based management

  1. Istijabatul Aliyah 
    Doctorate Candidate of Architecture and Urbanism Doctoral Program, Diponegoro University, Indonesia
  2. Bambang Setioko 
    Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Diponegoro University, Indonesia
  3. Wisnu Pradoto 
    , Indonesia
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