A PAST NARRATIVE OF PURWOKERTO CITY GROWTH FROM A SOCIOLOGIST PERSPECTIVE: AN ALTERNATIVE METHOD TO UNDERSTAND LAND USE - TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENT
This paper uses the narrative method to understand land use-transport development from city growth point of view. The complexity of land use-transport relationship is approached by the numerous factors involve in growth of the city process. Purwokerto is used to examine the method so it can be perceived its
development in history. Using historical data from various sources, past narratives of Purwokerto’s growth are created following the logical thinking from discipline of sociology. Four steps are conducted to create the narrative, including (1) creating a causal loop diagram in growth of the city from a particular
sociologist perspective, (2) compiling a timeline diagram, (3) constructing a past event sequence diagram of the case study city growth from a particular sociologist perspective, and (4) creating narrative of past transport and land use development for Purwokerto that basically knitting those three steps together.