Seminar “Who build the Cities” and the Signing of Cooperation Document between ITB, UPH and UI

On Tuesday, December 4, 2018, a Cooperation Document between the School of Architecture, Planning and Policy Development (SAPPD ITB), Faculty of Engineering the University of Indonesia, and School of Design University of Pelita Harapan was signed. The signing was conducted by the three deans of the faculty/school, i.e. Prof. Widjaja Martokusumo (SAPPD ITB), Dr. Hendri D. S. Budiono (FoE UI), and Dr. Martin L. Katoppo (SoD UPH) at Sarbini Hall, Semanggi, Central Jakarta. The signing is the basis for and a common commitment to developing new and innovative thinking for urban development discussion, but it can also contribute positively to the strengthening of networking between the related institutions.
The signing of the cooperation document is part of a seminar entitled” Who Build the Cities, Transforming Live, Human and Cities” that had been done five times. During this event, a number of speakers had participated, i.e. Bima Arya (Mayor of Bogor), Widjaja Martokusumo (Dean of SAPPD ITB) with moderator Wicaksono Sarosa, Ph.D. The speakers in the following session were Paulus Wirotomo (Professor of Sociology, University of Indonesia) and Sofian Sibarani (Urban+) with moderator Dr. Martin L. Katoppo. In addition to focused on existing problems and challenges, this seminar also discussed how a city should be built in responding to the current dynamism. The discussion also presented real experiences of the City of Bogor, academic perspective of urban development, the challenges of digital era/disruption and social issues in urban community and some precedents of urban planning and design by practitioners.

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