EUQ_3T: Urban Therapy to Sustain the City of Solo
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This paper is an action research. The background of this activity is an emergency action to cope the urban decay in Solo. This activity focused on improving the environmental quality of 3 types as follow: social-artificialnatural. This urban therapy, called as EUQ_3T (Environment Upgrading Quality_3 Types), created to sustain the city of Solo. According to the previous research, Solo has many urban disasters: (1) urban social disaster; (2) urban built disaster; and (3) urban natural disaster. To cope the several of urban disasters, Solo needs an emergency action, before these disasters happened more often, heavier and faster. As an action research, this activity depends on: implementation-empowerment-controlling; while the main processes are including: planning-acting-monitoring-evaluating. This activity is conducted by penta-helix teamwork: (1) government; (2) academic; (3) professional; (4) NGO; and (5) media. To control the implementation, this activity is evaluated by parameters and indicators that collected from many literatures, such as regulations, standards and textbooks. To improve quality of social environment, the author created SCCN (Solo Creative City Network); to improve quality of built environment, the author created KRATON (Kreasi Arsitektur dan Kota Madani – Creation for Architecture and Civilized City); while to improve quality of natural environment, the author joined the RSI-S (Restorasi Sungai Indonesia, Solo – Indonesian River Restoration, Solo). This action research has been done for the last 5 years. Now, the urban disaster of Solo is starting decrease, while the urban quality is starting increase. Nowadays, wherever the cities in Indonesia have not yet started therapy, then the city will toward decay or even necropolis. Thus, the recommendation of this paper is to immediately do the urban therapy as early as possible. Afterwards, the creativity from urban designers is the key of urban therapy.