—This research develops the concept of resilience
that seeds from the low income community settlement in dealing
with problems and changes occur in urban areas. Vulnerable
state is addressed by action in the form of prevention, adaptation
and improvement to survive and, at the same time, to change
without losing its identity. Vulnerability in the environmental
dimension is the focus of this article, with consideration to
strong linkages with residential area.
Using qualitative descriptive method, this study examines the
aspects of preparedness, mitigation measures and response
capabilities of the community in the context of
creating/improving the level of city resilience. This study shows
that rental flat for low income community has a great value
deserved to be improved to be able to contribute in creating
—Low income community, rental flat, urban
P. Setijanti, H. Sumartinah, and J. Krisdianto are Lecturers at Department
of Architecture, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Kampus ITS
Sukolilo, Surabaya, Indonesia (e-mail: email@example.com,
S. Firmaningtyas is with Laboratory for Housing and Human Settlement,
the Department of Architecture, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember,
Kampus ITS Sukolilo, Surabaya,Indonesia (e-mail: yayas.sf@gmail. com).
Cite: Purwanita Setijanti, Happy Sumartinah, Johanes Krisdianto, and Susetyo Firmaningtyas, "Does Low Income Rental Flat Contribute to the Sustainability of Surabaya?," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 389-392, 2017.