Unplanned Settlement of Fishing Village Belawan in Medan City, Indonesia


  • Beny OY Marpaung




Fishermen’s settlements in Belawan Medan tend to form unplanned. Social interaction in this village becomes the basis for the establishment of an unplanned settlement. Qualitative method is used in this research. The society’s social condition in this village offers a challenge in analyzing social influence towards the establishment of the fishing village in Medan City. The purpose of this research is to find the form of the unplanned settlement that occurred. The results of this research will create a theoretical concept related to the forms of a coastal village. The objective of this research is to produce a theoretical concept regarding unplanned settlement which can be implicated in studying the unplanned settlements in developing countries.

Keywords: socio; unplanned; fishing; village

ISSN: 2398-4287© 2017. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). 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.


Aulia, D.N., & Ismail. A.M. (2013).Residential Satisfaction of Middle Income Population: Medan city. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 105, 674-683.

Achmad, A., Hasyim, S., Dahlan, B., & Aulia, D.N. (2015).Modeling of urban growth in tsunami-prone city using logistic regression: Analysis of Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 62, 237-246.

Besussi, E., Chin, N., Batty, M., & Longley, P. (2010).The Structure and Form of Urban Settlements.

Creswell, J.W. (2008). Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. California: Sage Publications, Inc.

De Bustillos, Liana. A., Santosa. H., & Napier, M. (2005). Sustainable Livelihoods in the Informal Settlements. CIB General Secretariat: CIB Report.

Drolet, J., Robertson, J., & Robinson, W. (2010). Settlement Experiences in a Small City: Voices of Family-class Immigrants, and of Settlement Workers. Canadian Social Work, 12, 218-223.

Erturk, S.A .(2011).The settlement characteristics of Bursa plain and its environs. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 19, 371-380.

Fernandez, R.F. (2011). Physical and Spatial Characteristics of Slum Territories Vulnerable to Natural Disaster.

Ginting N. (2016). How Self-efficacy Enhance Heritage Tourism in Medan Historical Corridor, Indonesia. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 234,193-200.

Kwiatek A., & Sołtys.(2011).Small towns in Poland - barriers and factors of growth. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 19, 363-370.

Larcombe K., & Yan, M.C., (2010). A Place-based Approach to Social Integration: How a Neighbourhood House Works with Newcomers. Canadian Social Work, 12. 170-175.

Marpaung, B.O.Y. (2016). Communication Strategy Planning of Fisherman Kampung Medan Belawan as a Tourist Destination. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 234, 344-352.

Marpaung, B.O.Y., & Harahap, M.(2016).The Structure of Unplanned Settlements In Badur Village, Medan, Indonesia. International Journal of Academic Research, 4,177-187

Nasution, A.D., & Zahrah,W. (2015).The Space is Not Ours, the Life of Public Open Space in Gated Community in Medan, Indonesia. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 202, 144-151.

Oktay D. (1998). Urban Spatial Patterns and Local Identity: Evaluation in a Cypriot Town. Open House International, 23, 1-7.



How to Cite

OY Marpaung, B. (2017). Unplanned Settlement of Fishing Village Belawan in Medan City, Indonesia. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 2(5), 333-341. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v2i5.612