Housing Morphology and Connectivity Quality in Periphery of Bandung City: Space Syntax Analysis


The complexity that occurs in the city is determined by its diversity and intensity of inhabitant activity. The connectivity system becomes an essential factor to accommodate these lively activities, especially connectivity of the housing area to the working area and public facilities. Periphery area of some metropolitan city including Bandung City has been growing fast, which is influenced by the intense need for housing accommodation, as well as accommodation of educational and industrial sectors. The East Peri-Urban of Bandung City in this decade became a more high density, especially along the primary arterial road that connects the Western and Eastern area of Bandung. This study aims to analyze the morphology of housing development and its connectivity including road networks that located in three area of the East Bandung from 2007 to 2017: Jatihandap, Pasir Impun, and Cijambe corridors. Space Syntax analysis is conducted to perform this morphology study. Data collected by direct observation and secondary sources review that related to the development of housing settlement in the area. It is concluded that the development of housing morphology in the peri-urban area of Bandung within ten years is growing intensively. There is some dis-integration pattern of road connectivity in the case study, which tends to be isolated or can be called as “big housing pocket”. The connectivity or permeability of the housing area in the peri-urban city is urgently needed to intervene, in order to reduce isolated settlement pattern and daily heavy traffic.