SIRES 2019 Conference

The Role of Wi-Fi Network in Producing Social Space in Mentri Supeno Park Semarang
B Rahman, A R Putri

Urban Regional and Planning, Sultan Agung Islamic University, Semarang, Indonesia


Abstract. Mentri Supeno Park is an open public space in the form of a park located in the middle of the city in which its position is a strategic location as a social space. This park has various facilities, one of them is the Wi-Fi Network. A combination of open space and Wi-Fi has become a necessity in almost all levels of society to form community activity points that spread to both individual and groups on each side of the park. The purpose of this study was to find out how the role of Wi-Fi in generating social space in open spaces in the park, so it could be known the types of created social spaces and management of spaces that were obtained. This study used a qualitative method with a behavioral mapping approach as its analysis technique. The results of this study showed five types of social space activities, with types of individual and collective activities. With the results obtained, it is expected to provide recommendations for the management of social space, so it does not lead to uncontrolled things. Moreover, it can help build the character of the community and align with the regional development agenda.

Keywords: Key words: WiFi, Park, Social Space

Topic: Urban and Regional Planning


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