Wiwik Widyo Widjajanti, Antariksa, Amin Setyo Leksono, and A.Tutut Subadyo
The fishing community is a poor group of people, with the specific cultural characteristics of the fishing community, the low socio-economic conditions of the people, the slum conditions of the fishermen’s settlement, an effort in the arrangement of the fishermen’s settlement environment, especially the presence of open spaces, the conditions of which are alarming. The research objective is to identify and analyze the physical characteristics of the fishing village and the cultural aspects of the community; identify and analyze the level of open space needs of settlements of fishing villages and analyze the factors that influence it, and analyze and formulate the cultural meaning of the community. The research method used is a combination of qualitative and quantitative research with a phenomenological approach, the research area on the coast of the North Coast of East Java, by sampling the fishing village of Brondong beach in Lamongan. The results of this study are expected to develop multidisciplinary studies in environmental science and its sustainability, especially its relationship with architectural science in fishermen’s settlements through the approach of cultural meaning of coastal communities to open spaces of settlements. Can be used as inspiration and guidance in the effort to procure open space in the fisherman’s home environment, from a social, cultural, economic and environmental perspective; and can be used as one of the ingredients to consider the right approach for fisherman settlement planning, especially open space, as an effort to environmental sustainability.
Keywords: meaning of culture, open space, fishermen’s settlement
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