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Conference Programme

Dr. Ann Wijitbusaba Marome (TU) opening the conference
Dr. Ann Wijitbusaba Marome (TU) opening the conference

Location: Conference room at Royal Princess Hotel


Welcome and introduction by the conference organizers: Ron Holzhacker (UG), Ann Wijitbusaba Marome (TU), Bobi Setiawan (UGM)


Core Theme I: Implementation, Governance and Planning

A. Governance and Planning

  • Dr. Ann Wijitbusaba Marome (TU, Architecture and Planning, Urban Futures Unit)
    Building Urban Climate Resilience for Bangkok Metropolitan Region: A Pathway towards Sustainable Cities
  • Prof. Bobi Setiawan (UGM, Urban Planning)
    New Urban Agenda and Southeast Asia
  • Prof. Haryo Winarso (ITB, Architecture, Planning, and Policy Development)
    U Develop- A new concept of Urban Rejuvenation for Implementing The NUA: Study for inner-city rejuvenation in Bandung City, Indonesia
  • Prof. Johan Woltjer (UG, Spatial Sciences)
    Knowledge for Sustainable Cities across Southeast Asia


Coffee and Tea Break


B. Sustainable Development Goals

  • Dr. Chol Bunnag (Thammasat, Faculty of Economics, SDG Move)
    Community Engagement with SDGs Fostered by University Outreach in the South of Thailand
  • Dr. Dyah Rahmawati Hizbaron (UGM, Department of Environmental Geography, Faculty of Geography)
    SDGs & Risk Based Resource Management
  • Prof. Jos Arts (UG, Spatial Sciences)
    Integrated Planning for Infrastructure and Spatial Development – connecting spatial functions and institutions sustainably

Lunch at the hotel (courtesy of UG)


Core theme II. Climate Change and Sustainable Development Challenges

  • Dr. Seree Supratid (PCC-AR6 Lead Author, Director of Climate Change and Disaster Center (CCDC), Rangsit University)
    Climate Change and Sustainable Development: Challenges for Southeast Asia
  • Prof. Klaus Hubacek (UG, Faculty of Science and Engineering, IPCC-AR6 lead author)
    Approaches and System Boundaries for Urban Carbon Accounts and Mitigation
  • Prof. Aki Kawasaki (University of Tokyo, Institute for Future Initiatives)
    Poverty alleviation through flood disaster risk reduction in Southeast Asia
  • Prof. Stefan Weishaar (UG, Faculty of Law)
    Carbon Pricing Approaches in the EU and Asia

Coffee and Tea Break

  • Prof. Kim Neil Irvine (TU, Architecture and Planning)
    Mae Kha River Re-imaged: Design, Engineering, and Community Engagement for Water Quality Remediation
  • Prof. Ari Susanti (UGM, Forestry)
    Following Frontiers of the ‘Forest City’: Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Urbanisation in Kalimantan and Beyond
  • Prof. Zhu Feng (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
    Climate Change and Sustainable Development Challenges


General discussion – Linking today’s themes


Welcome reception and dinner – Deputy Governor of Bangkok (Reception, Thai food)
Location: 'Supamitr' room, 7th Fl., Royal Princess Larn Luang Hotel (Take the lift to 6th Fl. and continue with stairs to 7th Fl.)

Location: Netherlands Embassy to Thailand

Event at Multi-function Room, Netherlands Embassy


Core Theme III., Political Perspectives: Leadership and Public Support for Climate Adaptation and Sustainability

A. Political and Societal Dimensions

  • Prof. Bambang Hari Wibisono (UGM)
    Climate and the Urban Form
  • Dr. Naim Laeni (Thammasat, Faculty of Political Science)
    Bangkok and Thailand: Resilience, Political Perspectives
  • Dr. Linda Yanti Sulistiawati (UGM)
    ASEAN NDCs: Dream or Reality? Case Studies: Sub-national regulations in the Phillipines and Indonesia
  • Prof. Jaap de Wilde (UG, Faculty of Arts)
    Environmental Security: Political Dimensions of Sustainability, Equity, and Livability

Coffee and tea break

  • Dr. Christina Prell (UG, Spatial Sciences)
    Intersection of Social Networks and the Environment
  • Dr. Karsten Schulz (UG, Campus Fryslan)
    Climate change adaptation, and democracy and participatory approaches. Political leadership and the need to have public democratic support for adaptation measures
  • Dr. Hamed Seddighi (UG, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences)
    Climate Related Natural Disasters: The Role of NGOs and the Policy and Practices for Children’s Preparedness
  • Dr. Ronan McDermott (UG, Campus Fryslan, also UN University, Institute for Environment and Security)
    The role of digital governance in promoting accountability within climate adaptation governance: a case study of the use of the E-musrenbang participation tool within the flood- and sea level rise-prone district of Bulak in Surabaya, Indonesia

Lunch at Multi-function Room (courtesy of UG)


B. Political and Policymaking Perspectives

  • Ambassador Remco van Wijngaarden - Netherlands Ambassador to Thailand
  • Dr. Tavida Kamolvej (Deputy Governor, Bangkok Metropolitan Area)
    Political and Institutionalization Dimensions of Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Development

Panel presentation and discussion:

  • Prof. Patrick Verkooijen (UG, Spatial Sciences, and Global Centre on Climate Adaptation – GCA)
    Building political and societal support for climate adaptation
  • Miguel Musngi, ASEAN Secretariat
  • Dr. Belinda A. Margono, Ph.D., Indonesian Ministry of Forestry and Environment, Director of Forest Resources Inventory and Monitoring
    Indonesian Perspective on Climate Adaptation and Sustainability
  • Irvan Pulungan, Jakarta Governor Special Envoy (Climate Change)
    New Urban Governance: Climate Change Political - Policy Dynamics in Jakarta


Festive conference reception and dinner at the Netherlands Embassy in Bangkok, Residence of the Ambassador

Location: Thammasat University

GRADUATE WORKSHOP: first participants attend the climate conference days 1-2, then the specialized graduate student day is focused on day 3. Part of the Graduate Workshop will be divided into 3 separate sessions, based on the themes of the conference: planning and governance, climate and sustainable development, implementation and political perspectives.

The aim is for this also to be an opportunity for the Graduate Workshop is to bring together a small group of graduate students, mainly PhDs, from the partner universities UG, Thammasat, UGM and ITB and beyond in the disciplinary areas of the spatial sciences, governance, political science, international relations, economics, law, environmental science, etc.

Thammasat University, Tha Prachan


Opening Event at Thammasat University by TU//UGM/UG Rectors and President at Faculty of Liberal Arts , Room Waterfront and Pridi Panomyong Plaza

  • Rector, Prof. dr. Gasinee Witoonchart (Thammasat University) in-person welcome
  • Rector, Prof. dr. Ova Emilia (Gadjah Mada University) video welcome message tba
  • President Jouke de Vries (University of Groningen) video welcome message


Morning Workshop Session at Faculty of Political Science, Room 402 (Capacity 24 seats), Room 404 (Capacity 30 seats), and Room 405 (Capacity 48 Seats)
(Morning Breaks hosted by Faculty of Architecture and Planning)

PhD Workshop I: Critical Water Issues in Times of Climate Change
Faculty of Political Science Building, Room 402

Fifteen minute presentations each in the morning by the PhD students, followed by a brief question and answer session. Afternoon commentary and discussion by the scholars on the papers and the overall theme of the workshop.

  • Novi Maulida Ni’mah (UGM), Resilient coastal city
  • Martin Drenth (UG) Water sensitive cities
  • Asri Samsu (UG-ITB) Integrated Water Management Approach (IUWM)
  • Lihoun Teang (TU) Water sensitive urban design performance
  • Xu Shiying (NTU) Community flood resilience

Chair: Bobi Setiawan (UGM)
Commentators: Kim Irvine (TU), Ronan McDermott (UG), Ari Susanti (UGM)

PhD Workshop II: Economic Dynamics of Sustainable Development
Faculty of Political Science Building, Room 404

  • Intan Novianingsih (UG-ITB) Public-private partnerships
  • Nontarit Bejrananda (TU) Resilient urban economy
  • Binyuan Liu (UG) Emission growth and drivers
  • Choerudin (UG) Port-cities and sustainable planning
  • Rendy Bayu Aditya (UCL - England) Urban circularity in the built environment

Chair: Ronald Holzhacker (UG)
Commentators: Chol Bunnang (TU), Bambang Hari (UGM), Christina Prell (UG)

PhD Workshop III: Community and Equity Concerns for Sustainable Development
Faculty of Political Science Building, Room 405

  • Fika Novitarsari (UG-ITB) Equity in domestic water provision
  • Widyasari Her Nugrahandika (UGM) Sustainable Housing Provision
  • Aekachai Tangratanavalee (TU) Inclusive Urban Community Centre and Mall Revitalisation
  • Alia Fajarwati (UGM) Disaster and the role of gender
  • Irsyad Adhi Waskita Hutama (UGM and Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan) Neighbourhood-based disaster resilience

Chair: Ann Wijitbusuba Marone (TU)
Commentators: Dyah Hizbaron (UGM), Hamed Seddighi (UG), Naim Laeni (TU)


Lunch Break at Faculty of Political Science Building, Room 101 (Hosted by Faculty of Political Science)

Speaker: R Soerakoesoemah
Head, Sub-Regional Office for South East Asia
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)


Afternoon Workshop Session at Faculty of Political Science, Room 404 (Capacity 30 seats), and at Faculty of Economics, 5th Floor Meeting Room, and 60th Anniversary Meeting Room.


Deepening our institutional connections. Discussion by TU/UG/UGM, also with participants from ITB, NTU, University of Tokyo, Navamindradhiraj University, and Rangsit University, on the next steps in our writing process for the book on climate and sustainable development, and ideas to further deepen institutional connections between our universities moving forward.


Festive Closing Conference Dinner at Faculty of Liberal Arts, Room Waterfront (Hosted by Faculty of Architecture and Planning)

List of Graduate Students from University of Groningen

  • Choerudin (UG, PhD candidate), Port-Cities and Sustainable Planning: Case of Patimban Port
  • Asri Samsu (UG-ITB double degree PhD), Institutional Planning for Integrated Water Management Approach (IUWM): Indonesia
  • Martin Drenth (UG, PhD. candidate), Transition to Water Sensitive Cities: Indonesia
  • Intan Novianingsih (UG-ITB double degree PhD), Public-Private Partnerships for Sustainable Development
  • Fika Novitarsari (UG-ITB), Equity in domestic water provision in Indonesia: the perception of the government and the potential role of community-based water management
  • Binyuan Liu (UG-Science and Engineering), Emission Growth and Drivers in SE Asia

List of Graduate Students from Thammasat University

  • Lihoun Teang (TU, Architecture and Planning, PhD. Integrated Science of the Built Environment), Nature-based Solution (NBS) for Urban Flood Challenge in Phnom Penh: Current issues, barriers, and opportunities for NBS implementation
  • Nontarit Bejrananda (TU, Architecture and Planning, PhD. Integrated Science of the Built Environment), A guideline for land use planning towards resilient urban economy: a case study of Hatyai City Municipality
  • Aekachai Tangratanavalee (TU, Architecture and Planning, PhD. Integrated Science of the Built Environment), A Model for Community Centre and Mall Revitalisation towards Resilient, Inclusive and Prosperous Urban Areas
  • Xu Shiying (School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Nanyang Technological University), Assessing community flood resilience – from theory to practice

List of Graduate Students from Gadjah Mada University ( 5-6 PhD candidates)

  • Widyasari Her Nugrahandika (Doctoral Program in Urban and Regional Planning - UGM), Dualism in Land Management and Its impact to sustainable Housing Provision: The Case of Yogyakarta (Online participant)
  • Rendy Bayu Aditya (UCL - England), After Covid-19: Temporary Urbanism and Urban Circularity in the Built Environment (Online participant)
  • Novi Maulida Ni’mah (Ars GMU), A Conceptual Model for Resilient Coastal City – The Case of Semarang (On-site participant)
  • Alia Fajarwati (Geography – GMU), Disaster and the Role of Gender (Online participant)
  • Irsyad Adhi Waskita Hutama (Doctoral Program, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan – GMU), Investigating neighbourhood-based disaster resilience factors using articipatory method (Online participant)

DAY 4: FRIDAY MARCH 17, Conference Study Tour / Excursion,
Location: Navamindradhiraj University, Bangkok

Departure from the Royal Princess to: Royal River Hotel
Address: 219 Soi Charansanitwong 66/1 Charansanitwong Rd., Bangplad, Bangkok 10700
Plus Code: QGM2+C7R Bangkok
GPS: 13.78360982881105, 100.50063361149715
Meeting Point: Lobby of Royal River Hotel. Staff of Navamindradhiraj University will wait to meet you there and lead you to board 2 boats at Royal River Hotel Pier.


Field Trip to Flood Protection Site, Boat Trip by Navamindradhiraj University (NMU) and Drainage and Sewage Department, BMA

Location: Royal River Hotel Pier and along Chao Phraya River
2 Boats with capacities of 25 and 15 people.
30 Seats are reserved for the conference delegation.
Back to Pier at Royal River Hotel for



Lunch hosted by Navamindradhiraj University BMA

Location: Restaurant room 'FANGNAM', Floor G, Royal River Hotel

Resilient City: Practitioners and Academia Exchange
Hosted by Navamindradhiraj University and Drainage and Sewage Department, BMA

Location: Seminar room 'PHANURANGSI A', Floor G, the Royal River Hotel
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