Prof. Haryo Winarso, M.Eng., Ph.D (Institut Teknologi Bandung)

Haryo Winarso is a Professor at the School of Architecture, Planning and Policy Development, Institut Teknologi Bandung (SAPPD-ITB). He is also Head of  Urban Planning and Design Research Group. Prof. Haryo Winarso has more than 30 years experiences in undertaking research, consultancy, teaching, and training assignment national as well as international, Prof. Haryo Winarso has conducted several join research funded by the World Bank, DFID and Government Agencies of Indonesia, Asian Development Bank, as well as contributing papers in International and national seminars. He is a former Attache of Education and Culture in the USA, a former president of ASPI (Indonesian Planning School Association); and also a member of the Indonesian Association of Planners.


Ridwan Sutriadi, ST., MT., Ph.D (Institut Teknologi Bandung)

Ridwan Sutriadi is a lecturer at the School of Architecture, Planning and Policy Development, Institut Teknologi Bandung (SAPPD-ITB). Currently, he is Head of the Undergraduate Study Program at the Departement of Urban and Regional Planning. His research interest is focused on urban planning, land use planning, urban pattern, and structure, polycentric and metropolitan study, urban and territorial competition, informational and communication technology of the city, as well as monitoring and evaluation study. In recent years, he has actively written books regarding the smart city concept and its development.

Dr. Ninik Suhartini, ST., MURP. (Institut Teknologi Bandung)

Dr. Ninik Suhartini is a lecturer at the School of Architecture, Planning and Policy Development, Institut Terknologi Bandung (SAPPD-ITB). She is also part of Urban and Regional Infrastructure System Research Group. Her research interests cover informal urbanism, urban governance, and inclusive city.

Paul Jones (University of Sidney)

Dr. Paul Jones is a Director of the Master of Urban and Regional program in the School of Architecture, Design, and Planning. Dr. Paul Jones is an urban development and management practitioner with 30 years of professional experience in developing sustainable urban management, urban development, and planning solutions in Australia and overseas. In 2014, Paul was made a Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) for his outstanding contribution to planning education and practice.


Paulo Silva (University of Aveiro, Portugal)

Dr. Paulo Silva is an assistant professor of Regional and Urban Planning at the Department of Social, Political and Territorial Sciences, University of Aveiro, Portugal. His research field is focused on relations between individuals and planning institutions and their influence in policymaking.


Saswat Bandyopadhyay, CEPT University, India

Prof Saswat Bandyopadhyay is a Professor at the Faculty of Planning, and HOD.  Saswat is presently co-ordinating the accelerated capacity building and handholding support for the implementation of MOHUA sub-scheme on TPS and LAP in 25 cities which include training and handholding, drafting TOR for engagement of consultants, amendments in state regulatory frameworks, etc.


Narimah Samat (Universiti Sains Malaysia)

Prof. Narimah Samat is a professor and dean at Pusat Pengajian Ilmu Kemanusiaan, School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Her research is focused on Geographic Information System (GIS), Urban and Landuse Planning, and GIS Socio-Economic Application (Health and Poverty).


Norliza Hashim (Managing Director AJM Planning and Urban Design Group Sdn Bhd)

Norliza Hashim is the Managing Director of AJM Planning and Urban Design Group Sdn Bhd, a multi-disciplinary firm that focuses on providing creative and innovative solutions for a sustainable built environment. With more than 25 years of experience, it covers a wide spectrum of the planning discipline and has undertaken projects all across the globe and where she has also served as a consultant to UN-Habitat in its Human Settlement Programmes.


Johan Woltjer (University of Wesminster)

Johan Woltjer is a Professor of Urban Infrastructures at the University of Westminster, UK. He also is an Honorary Professor in urban and regional development at the University of Groningen and a Visiting Professor at the University of Reading. He was previously at the University of Groningen, the University of Amsterdam, and the University of Twente, Netherlands. Professor Woltjer focuses his substantive work on understanding international urban and regional development (particularly Europe and Asia), resilient cities, urban geographies, and capacities for water and infrastructure management.

Lawrence Vale

Associate Dean Lawrence Vale is Ford Professor of Urban Design and Planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is the author or editor of eleven books examining urban design, housing and planning. Professor Vale’s most recent published work has examined the history, politics, and design of American public housing. His research and teaching interests cover climate change, history and theory of planning, housing, housing development, social equity, theory of urbanism, urban design.

Dr. Julie Tian Miao (University of Melbourne)

Dr. Julie Tian Miao is a Senior Lecturer in Property and Economic Development in the Melbourne School of Design, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne. She is the lead editor of Making 21st Century Knowledge Complexes: Technopoles of the world revisited (Routledge), which is a Routledge Best Book Award Nominee (2016) and being translated into Chinese. Her research and teaching interests cover the economics, planning and the built environment of the knowledge economy, knowledge workers, housing market dynamics and affordability, as well as innovative, informal and entrepreneurial urbanism.

Dr. Tri Rismaharini, (President of UCLG-ASPAC)*

Tri Rismaharini is the current Mayor of Surabaya. She is both the first directly-elected and first female mayor in the city’s history. On September 14, 2018, at the 2018 UCLG-ASPAC Congress (Association of Municipal and Regional Governments in the Asia Pacific) in Surabaya, Tri Rismaharini was elected by acclamation as President of UCLG-ASPAC for 2018-2020 serving for Governor of Jeju, South Korea, Won Hee-Yong.