The Role and Potential of Art for New City Landmark: Case of Kampung Pelangi, Semarang, Indonesia


  • Sigit Mulyansyah Effendy Chiba University
  • Nadira Elkalam Urban and Regional Planning, Undergraduate School of Engineering Faculty, Diponegoro University, Indonesia
  • Isami Kinoshita Environmental Science and Landscape Architecture Course, Graduate School of Horticulture, Chiba University, Japan



Over the last few years, revitalization through painting in the slum area become popular in some cities in Indonesia. The attractive colors and illustrations have escalated the village on social media, especially for youth. The study focuses on investigating the roles of art in Kampung Pelangi potential for city landmark. Interviews and observations were done as a preliminary study, and survey online intended to understand the university students’ perception as a youth representative. The results have investigated that despite art has brought the dominant visual in the landscape, the unity with the existing landmark is needed to bring harmony to enhance the current image of the city.

Keywords: New urbanism; landmark; the role of art; student’s perception

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.


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How to Cite

Effendy, S. M., Elkalam, N., & Kinoshita, I. (2018). The Role and Potential of Art for New City Landmark: Case of Kampung Pelangi, Semarang, Indonesia. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 3(9), 148–155.

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