Intensive Course and Community Engagement Program URBAN SUSTAINABILITY AND HUMAN SETTLEMENT “Creating a Smart City for All”

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As regards to the rapid population growth in many developing countries and increase of economic development, sustainability becomes a very important issue to cope with. Sustainability is often treated as a synonym for environmentalism but that is not the whole story. Sustainability is not just about the environment quality; it is also about social equity and economic prosperity ( According to the millennium project, there are 15 global challenges that we have to face to in the 21st century as presented in the figure below (

Figure 1. Global challenges defined by the millennium project

By 2050, more than 6 billion people will live in urban areas. This development calls for ‘smart’ approaches to ensure that cities are optimized for environmental impact, economic activity, energy consumption, and ‘the good life’. To achieve this kind of situations, it requires rethinking as the need for smart urban solutions has never been greater. Whether developing new cities from scratch or rebuilding existing cities, the challenge is to ensure that the city becomes more livable, economically successful, and environmentally responsible ( Based on the reason above, the intensive course on urban sustainability and human settlement is designed in order to bring the perspective of smart city to young generation. Not only exposing the urban problems especially in the developing country i.e. Indonesia, but also introducing the concept of a smart city and its implementations. Besides lectures delivered by professors and professionals in various aspects of urban development such as solid waste management, water pollution control, flood management, water supply and demand, urban infrastructure planning, economic sustainability, community engagement, et cetera, this intensive course will also be enriched by discussion activities and some site visits. The program becomes even more interesting as it includes cultural activities.


This intensive course program is aimed:

  1. to increase the awareness of various urban problems;
  2. to introduce the concept of smart city and its implementations;
  3. to promote Indonesian cultures; and
  4. to provide opportunity for students to innovatively develop their capacity.

Who Can Participate in the Program and How?

This intensive course program is offered to any international student who has strong motivation to improve his/her knowledge on sustainable urban development. It is basically open for both undergraduate and post graduate student from any major of studies. This program is also offered to any partner institution of Unpar as part of the collaboration activities. To participate in this program, the student must submit application for further selection process. While for the partner institution, a letter of intent will be necessary to define the agreement. Both application and letter of intent can be submitted to international office of Unpar at The total cost for joining the program as presented below is IDR 13,100,000 or equivalent to USD 1,145 per person.

Qualification of the Participants

  • Bachelor degree students, at least from the 5th semester or master degree students or doctoral degree students,
  • open for every study background.

What We Provide

When the student is selected to participate in the program, the student deserves to get pickup and drop off service from Jakarta or Bandung airport, single accommodation, entry ticket to the related cultural activities, inland transportation related to program, insurance for accident during the program, daily breakfast, lunch for most activities, welcome dinner reception, and closing ceremony. This policy is made in order to provide opportunity for international student to taste Indonesian culinary during their free afternoon and evening. For student, who joins the whole program will be awarded a certificate of attendance. Credits may be given according to the policy of home university.

Application form

Application form can be downloaded from here.


The deadline of application submission is 30 September 2014.

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
10 – 11 Jan 2015
Students arrival/program orientation
Week 1
12 Jan 2015
  • Learning Bahasa Indonesia
13 Jan 2015
  • Lecture: Solid waste management in Indonesia
  • Learning Saman Dance by Saman Architecture
14 Jan 2015
  • Learning Bahasa Indonesia
  • Learning Saman Dance by Saman Architecture
15 Jan 2015
  • Lecture: Land use management in Indonesia
  • Learning Saman Dance by Saman Architecture
16 Jan 2015
  • Learning Bahasa Indonesia
  • Learning Saman Dance by Saman Architecture
17 Jan 2015
  • Learning Saman Dance by Saman Architecture
18 Jan 2015
  • International Student Conference on Urban Sustainability and Human Settlement: Creating A Smart City
  • Learning Bahasa Indonesia
Lunch box (provided)

  • Visiting Asian African Museum – leisure at Braga
  • Visiting traditional markets
Lunch box (provided)

  • Lecture: Water pollution and sanitation
  • Walking through the Cikapundung River
Lunch box (provided)

  • Lecture: Flood management and polder system
  • Visiting punclut and dago area
Lunch box (provided)

  • Lecture: Water supply and distribution
  • Preparation for social engagement activity
  • Visiting Bandung municipal water supply and TSM
  • Afternoon free time
  • Opening ceremony of International Student Conference
Week 2
Morning (ISC)
19 Jan 2015
  • Registration
  • Lecture: Creating a Smart City for All
20 Jan 2015
  • Lecture: Infrastructure Planning for Sustainable Urban Development
21 Jan 2015
  • Visiting City Dumpster of Sarimukti
22 Jan 2015
  • Fieldtrip to Jakarta
  • Visiting polder system of Pantai Indah Kapuk and Pluit reservoir
23 Jan 2015
  • Lecture: The Clash between Bogor as a Satellite City of Jakarta and as an Independent City
24 Jan 2015
  • Group discussion
18 Jan 2015
  • Group presentation
  • Introduction to Indonesian traditional game 2 (venue: UNPAR)
  • Lecture: The Role of Public Policy in Creating a Smart City
  • Visiting Grand City Forest or Eco Learning Center
  • Lecture: Community Engagement of Economic Process in a Smart City
  • Visiting Saguling Dam, Parahyangan Residence, and Angklung Udjo
  • Trip to Bogor City
  • Visiting museum et cetera
  • Student activities at Bogor bus station to experience public transportation
  • Returning to Bandung City
  • Cultural performance by students and farewell party
Week 3
26 Jan 2015
  • Irrigation practices in Indonesia
  • Group assignment
  • Refreshing Saman Dance by Saman Architecture
27 Jan 2015
  • Lecture: Integrated Water Resources Management
  • Movies on water followed by group discussion
28 Jan 2015
  • Field trip to Garut
29 Jan 2015
  • Field trip to Garut
30 Jan 2015
  • Lesson learnt from program
30 Jan 2015
  • Returning back to home country
Lunch box (provided)

  • Afternoon free time
  • Group presentation
  • Returning to Bandung City
  • Afternoon free time
  • Closing ceremony (Saman dance performance)

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