Community Empowerment in Improving the Quality of Slums: A Structured Literature Review

Dia Zulfia Rahmadani, Muhammad Kamil, Salahudin Salahudin


Community empowerment is defined as an effective process to change the community, especially in slum settlements so that they can have betterliving conditions. The purpose of this study is to find out about community empowerment in improving the quality of slum settlements in various regions. This research is conducted using the literature review method carried out by rereading and reviewing the main ideas on the same topic. The focus of this research is literature studies that have the same theme. The data source used is a document from the Scopus database and others which is then processed by using the VOSViewer application. Data analysis techniques used are data collection, data condensation, data presentation, and concluding. The results of the study show that the implementation of community empowerment, especially in improving the quality of slum settlements, has obstacles such as the lack of public awareness in participating in the program and developing themselves and changing their lifestyle that has become a habit, which is inherent and difficult to change instantly. Thus, the implementation of community empowerment will not run well if there is no harmonious collaboration between the central and local governments, as well as private parties and especially the community.


community empowerment, slum area, urban government.

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