Humanistic Relocation Model of Street Vendors (A Case Study on the Relocation of Street Vendors from Monument ‘45 of Banjarsari to Klithikan Market Notoharjo, Surakarta)
Agus Dwidoso Warsono, Sony Heru Priyanto, Guntur Riyanto

This research deals with the relocation done by Surakarta Municipality as its effort to revitalize street vendors. Relocation is carried out by moving 989 street vendors from Monument ’45 of Banjarsari to ‘Klithikan’ Market, Notoharjo, Surakarta. The interesting things in this relocation process are: the local leaders’ approach to the vendors who will be relocated, the making use of cultural elements, the street vendors’ participation, assistance program, and maintenance. Many people admit that this relocation is successful. The objective of this research is to arrange the model of relocation of street vendors by using the case study of street vendors’ movement from Banjarsari to ‘Klithikan’ Market Notoharjo Surakarta. The method applied in this research is Phenomenological Paradigm with Qualitative Approach. Meanwhile, this research belongs to a Case Study. The important findings resulted from this research are: First, there are 8 main propositions, (1) Street vendors are municipality’s assets, so their business is facilitated; Tents, carts, shelters, market are provided, in accordance with the number of the vendors (2) There are a lot of street vendors and the relocation solution is moving them to the market, so the preparation includes: analysis of operational needs, socialization, street vendors’ participation, cultured communication, (3) Relocation program needs good planning, so it needs: Strategic Planning, Operational and Emergency Planning, (4) Relocation plan is arranged, so an organization is needed to handle the works in the location, (5) To realize the relocation phase, execution is carried out based on the scheduled steps, (6) The problems appear: the market is quiet, it is terrorized, some vendors run away, market building is complained, so monitoring and evaluation are neccessary, (7) To follow up the problems, solution is needed: a. free retribution is imposed for one year, traffic and events are well managed; b. shelters are built for community; c. kiosks and debt are bleached; maintenance is given for physical buildings, business and trade, (8) After 3 to 4 years, the income increases 100% - 400%, so the vendors like to do business at the market, as they occupy legal location that is supported by legal regulation. Second, this study has been able to compose a relocation model of street vendors called “Humanistic Relocation Model.”

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