Population mobility and sustainable development in the Mamminasata Metropolitan South Sulawesi, Indonesia

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Economic growth and urban agglomeration have triggered an increase in the size and mobility of the Metropolitan Mamminasata urban population. This study aims to analyse spatial interactions working as a determinant of connectivity of the transportation system and the growth of suburban areas toward smart and sustainable cities in the Mamminasata Metropolitan urban system and the effects that spatial expansion, spatial integration, urban agglomeration, spatial use, and the transportation system have on population mobility. The research method used is a sequential explanatory design that combines quantitative and qualitative research methods. The results show that the coefficients of determination are as follows: spatial expansion to population mobility – 4.90%, spatial integration to population mobility – 2.99%, spatial interaction to population mobility – 4.87%, urban agglomeration to population mobility – 2.09%, space use to population mobility – 2.64%, and transportation system to population mobility – 5.15%. The results of this study will assist in the formulation of development policies, management of the urban transportation system, and allocation of space utilisation going forward.

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Batara Surya*(1), Emil Salim Rasyidi(1), Herminawaty Abubakar(2), Muhammad Idris(2)

(1) Faculty of Engineering, Bosowa University, Indonesia
(2) Faculty of Economics and Business, Bosowa University, Indonesia
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Email: bataraciptaperdana@yahoo.co.id


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