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Urban Planning and Infrastructure

Background and Problems Identification

As a country with more than 17.000 island and diverse geographical characteristics, the issue of inequality is one biggest challenge faced by Indonesia. Moreover, since it is located on a ring of fire continent, natural disasters are not uncommon phenomenon. In a situation when a disaster hit one of the many cities or island, donors could not be quickly distributed without proper connectivity made available by infrastructure. There are three main issues that emerge from our group discussion related to Urban Planning and Infrastructure.

  • Connectivity issues: aging infrastructure, deteriorating quality and quantity, increasing demand, shifting mode from road to rail, issue of network reliability and project delivery
  • Disaster issues: multi-hazard resilience and risk management, lack of database of high risk areas, importance of impact reduction
  • Planning issues: bottom-up and top-down balancing, government and community connectivity, urban motorising, lack of infrastructure masterplan, community education and environment
  • General issue: lack of data and lack of funding
Strategic Goals

Providing sustainable, affordable, resilient public infrastructure in Indonesia within the life cycle framework

  1. Identification of needs
  2. Design
  3. Construction/execution
  4. Asset management.
  • Formulating more detailed and comprehensive development frameworks.
  • Strengthening network amongst research fields.
  • Encouraging tangible, doable, collaborative researches in the field of connectivity, disaster management, and planning & development.

Action Plans
  1. Identification of needs in term of research.
  2. Formulating possible research proposals within urban planning and infrastructure framework.
  3. Approaching donors and conduct research.