Modern city planning (modern planning) is a system of city planning which is considered capable of providing solutions to the problems of urbanization in big cities in the world. Unfortunately, this approach simplifies the assumption that there is a very positive relationship between the mind that grows in society, capitalist interests, and city government interventions that urban planning is believed to be able to make an integrated city according to the wishes and needs of the community.
"However, the reality is actually very different. Gaps and conflicts between public interests and the interests of big investors/capitalists and the public interest with the interests of the government are still encountered. There is a gap between thought and reality," said Prof. Ir. Sudaryono, M.Eng., Ph.D., during his professor inaugural speech on Wednesday (14/3) in the Senate Hall of UGM.
In his speech titled "Phenomenology as New Epistemology in City and Housing Planning", Sudaryono mentions that the gap showed that the urban planning approach adoped during this time is no longer applicable. The reason is there is still a gap between planning and execution between thought and empirical reality, and between text and context.
"There is a wide gap between "acquired" planning knowledge and the "generated" and " used" planning knowledge," explained the teaching staff of the Architecture and Planning Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering.
The obsolete city planning, he continued, create the loss of ontological objects of city planning which is the city itself. City planning no longer takes city as the object because cities have been ignored and abandoned by the city planning. Citing Beauregard, Sudaryono said modern planning has been busy with its new object of the process of planning, policy making and decision-making which is procedurally correct, but substantively empty. "The perspective premise of city planning becomes unfamiliar with empirical reality its target. Planning is only done by text without context," said the man born in Yogyakarta, January 31, 1956.
Sudaryono say phenomenology is one approach to city planning that can pave the way as well as deliver city planners to become a planner with character. This approach emphasizes the transcendental reduction method. City planners are invited to get involved and encounter with the object to reveal the urban space to find the deepest essence of the spirit of the city. "Through this way of working, city planners are delivered to become a planner with character and confidence in strengthening even building the planned city character," he said.