Since 2015, the Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia (FTUI), University of Florida, Cardiff University, and University of Birmingham have held The International Joint Workshop and Seminar (IJWS). The 7th IJWS 2022 is the seventh and second virtual event. So far, IJWS has become a forum to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the younger generation, architects and urban planners from organizing institutions with a focus on sustainable environmental issues facing cities and regions.

IJWS 2022 is organized by the Department of Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning Study Program, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia and takes place from 8 March – 1 April 2022 and is divided into 5 sessions. This year IJWS was attended by 30 students from the four host universities, 1 student from the University of Birmingham, 6 students from the University of Cardiff, 9 students from Florida University and 14 students from FTUI. Prof. Christopher Silver and Dr. Kyle Dost from Florida University, Prof. Andrew Flynn and Dr. Andrew Ivins of the University of Cardiff, Dr. Andrea Frank from the University of Birmingham and Prof. Kemas Ridwan, Dr.-Ing. Ova Candra Dewi, Dr. Miktha Alkadri from the Universitas Indonesia, as a facilitator.

On Tuesday (15/3), precisely in the 2nd session, the Dean of FTUI, Prof. Dr. Heri Hermansyah, ST., M.Eng., IPU, delivered a speech at the official implementation of IJWS 2022. The theme for this year is The Good City. The discussion is mainly aimed at discussing what makes a city more comfortable, safer, socially inclusive, and more livable.

There are five discussion themes carried out this year, namely:
1. Green and Healthy Environment for the Good City
2. Preservation and Innovation in the Built Environment for the Good City,
3. Preservation and Innovation in the Built Environment for The Good City,
4. Social Justice for the good city, and
5. Climate Change, mitigation, adaptation for the good city.

In his remarks, the Dean of FTUI conveyed the serious commitment and focus of FTUI to preserve our campus environment and create a green, sustainable, and comfortable campus for students and academics, or a Good Campus. “Over the past four years, from 2018-2021, we have proven that FTUI has succeeded in being ranked first in UI GreenMetric. We pay special attention to the management of renewable energy on campus, one of which is by installing solar panels in several locations, using fuel cells as fuel. fuel hydrogen, and create a waste management program.”

Not only that, FTUI has also long collaborated with the Depok City Government. Currently, FTUI is revitalizing the Depok Heritage area and also plans to develop Water, Connectivity and Transportation Infrastructure, Waste Management Programs, Bridge Infrastructure, and many more.

“I hope that all participating parties can take advantage of their experiences in the field, discussions, talks from our speakers and experts can help create solutions in solving the challenges facing Jakarta and Depok to achieve a Good City. Hopefully the cooperation between FTUI during the workshop and this seminar will continue further into joint research, joint publication, or joint paper,” said Dean Heri.

Every year IJWS documents student work in the form of books that can be read by the public. During the implementation of IJWS 2022 there were 2 seminar sessions with Assoc speakers. Prof. Thomas Hawkins, URP (University of Florida), Dr. Sidik Mulyono. B.Eng., M.Eng. (Depok City Local Government), and Dr. Brian Webb (University of Cardiff), and ended by the final presentation of students who were members of 4 groups. In this session, each group was given the opportunity to present the results of discussions highlighting environmental issues and sustainable cities in the host institutional cities such as Depok and Gainesville. Attending the final session Abhinav Alakshendra, Ph.D. (University of Florida), Dr. Shibu Raman (Cardiff University) and Dr.-Phil. Hendricus Andy Simarmata (Universitas Indonesia and Indonesian Planners Association) as the responder.


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