An integrated model of resources planning for regional development: With Lombok Island of Indonesia as a case study
Regional development is one of the methods applied to reduce regional differences in the levels of welfare of people, to ease political tension, and to strengthen a nation's territorial integration. Among the difficulties in the preparation of such development plans for local govenunent are the lack of political and institutional support, the lack of planning expertise, the inability to formulate applicable policy plans, and inadequate local sources of revenue. This study proposes the application of an integrated resource development model for establishing a conceptual development plan. A concept plan is a statement of proposals concerning form, structure, and future development trends of the planning area. It is a general guideline for physical development which takes into consideration social and economic values. In general, previous regional planning works concentrate on one key issue such as a natural resources approach, a cultural-regional approach, a locational-space economy approach, a hierarchical-spatial system, or a facilities approach. This study will differ in that it will integrate key issues in one model of resource development.