Bandung City Districts As Cultural Landscape: Questions Of Relevance


  • Ratri Wulandari Telkom University


As many theorists had brought up, cultural landscape, in brief, is human intervention on landscape. Urban cultural landscape itself has been defined by theorist as specific human intervention within the landscape of the city with several conditions and specific character. Cities are shaped by layers of tangible and intangible features which give a city a unique character. This paper tries to recognize city district as a cultural landscape for more comprehensive cultural heritage management as well as to give benefit to citizen for a better living condition.

Taking examples of several city districts of Bandung with different characters, the paper argues relevancies of theoretical and practical values in recognizing urban cultural landscape of Bandung. Is it limited only to historic iconic urban landscape? Is it open to other category of urban landscape such as industrial landscape? How many of sample districts deserve status as cultural landscape? Then, question about sustainability of each district along the age, since the keyword to conservation and continuity is sustainability.

Keywords: Urban cultural landscape, city district, conservation