Keynote Speakers

Dr. Sri Mulyani Indrawati (Minister of Finance of Indonesia)

Dr. Indrawati is an Indonesian economist. She obtained her PhD in economics from University of lllinois Urbana-Champaign. She has been Minister of Finance of Indonesia since 2016; previously she served in the same post from 2005 to 2010. In June 2010 she was appointed as Managing Director of the World Bank and resigned as Minister of Finance. She was listed as one of the most influential women by Forbes.

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Ir. Basuki Hadimuljono (Minister of Public Works and Public Housing of Indonesia)

Since the beginning, Ir. Hadimuljono began his career in Ministry of Public Works. He has been joining the Ministry of Public Works for more than 31 years. He is well known for his excellent dedication towards his job. Before becoming Minister of Public Works and Public Housing, he was head of Research and Development Board in 2005-2007, and was the head of Urban Land Management in 2013-2014.

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Prof. Bambang Brodjonegoro (Minister of National Development Planning of Indonesia)

Bambang Brodjonegoro taking office after a cabinet reshuffle by President Joko Widodo. Previously, he was the Finance Minister of Indonesia in the Working Cabinet under Joko Widodo’s administration from 27 October 2014 to 27 July 2016. Under Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s administration, he was the Deputy of Finance Minister in the Second United Indonesia Cabinet. His background was academician, he began his career as a lecturer at University of Indonesia to become the Dean of the Economics Faculty, University of Indonesia. He completed his doctoral program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States

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Dr. Bambang Soesantono (Vice President of Asian Development Bank)

Bambang Susantono is the Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He assumed the position in July 2015. Mr. Susantono is responsible for management of ADB’s Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, and Department of External Relations.

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Prof. Eugenie L. Birch (University of Pennsylvania)

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Professor Birch is the Lawrence C. Nussdorf Chair of Urban Research and Education. She teaches courses in planning history, global urbanization and serves as chair, Graduate Group in City and Regional Planning , co-director, Penn Institute for Urban Research, co-editor, City in the 21st Century Series, University of Penn Press  and co-editor, SSRN Urban Research e-journal

Professor Birch has been active in the field’s professional organizations and in academia in the United States and abroad. She is a member of the U.S. National Committee for Habitat, the  Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Thematic Group on Resilient Cities, and an Associate Editor, Journal of the American Planning Association. In the past, she has been President, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning; President, Society of American City and Regional Planning History; President, International Planning History Society; and co-editor, Journal of the American Planning Association. She has been a member of the Planning Accreditation Board, having served as its chair from 2004-2006. She has been a member of the editorial boards of Planning Theory and Practice, Journal of Planning History, Journal of Planning Education and Research and Planning Perspectives. In 2000, she was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners and made a member (honorary) of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

The American Planning Association honored her with their APA President’s Award in 2013.  This award is given out every other year in recognition of leadership in the field of planning.

Professor Birch’s civic commitments encompass leadership positions locally and globally. Currently, she is Chair, UN-HABITAT’s World Urban Campaign (WUC) and President, General Assembly of Partners, the civil society platform to facilitate contributions to Habitat III. In the early 1990s, she was a member of the New York City Planning Commission, and in 2002, she served on the jury to select the designers for the World Trade Center site.

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