Urban Thinkers Campus (2017)

Improving Urban Riverside Settlement through Cultural and Community-led Approach

As a concrete step toward the implementation of New Urban Agenda commitments in Indonesia as well as to ensure community engagement in this process, Huairou Commission together with YAKKUM Emergency Unit (YEU) will hold Urban Thinkers Campus on 22 August 2017, located in Duta Wacana Christian University Yogyakarta Indonesia. Under Medium-Term National Development Plan 2015-2019, the Government of Indonesia has committed to an ambitious target of eliminating slums and achieving universal access to safe water and sanitation by 2019, popularly known as target 100-0-100 (100 percent household access to clean water supply; zero slums; and 100 percent household access to safe sanitation). In order meet these targets, the GoI has launched sectoral platforms of service delivery in urban and rural water, sanitation and slum upgrading. For achieving the target of zero percent slums, they have established the National Slum Upgrading Program which popularly known in Indonesia as KOTAKU (stands for Kota Tanpa Kumuh/City without Slums). One of the target areas for KOTAKU is high density riverbanks settlements. Most of these areas are characterized by substandard housing, inadequate access to basic urban infrastructure and services (water, sanitation, roads etc.), poor health, and also high-risks to everyday disasters. Therefore, KOTAKU cannot be achieved without community engagement and multi-stakeholders collaboration. to

A series of urban thinkers sessions, urban labs, group discussion, and also exhibition on urban development design will be held as an open space for dialogue and collaboration. This event aims to share commitment of roles and responsibility of community, academe, government and civil society organisations in improving the quality of housings and settlement in riverside areas as well as to identify operational strategies to achieve “City without Slum” program without neglecting community’s cultural aspect.

This event is open for public. For further information, please contact :

Dhinar Riski 0813 2872 9280/ 0274 882477.



Seminar & Exhibition: Urban Thinkers Campus

Yogyakarta - Indonesia

Hosted by : Huairou Commission

Co-hosted by : YAKKUM Emergency Unit (YEU)


Duta Wacana Christian University

Jl. Dr. Wahidin Sudirohusodo No. 5 Yogyakarta  |  ' +62 (0)274 563929

Lecturer Hall Rudy Budiman | Atrium Didaktos 

22 August 2017 – 08.00 – 17.00 WIB





Urban Development Exhibition

08.00 – 17.00

  1. Documentation of photos and data to address issues along riverside area.
  2. Community Resilience Practices :
  • Waste Bank
  • Aquaponic
  • Rice Bank

        3. Riverside Planning Scale Model by students

       4. Students Art Campaign toward Zero-risk urban Development

       5. The Implementation of City Without Slums Programme from community’s perspective.



“The Implementation of New Urban Agenda to Improve Riverside Slums Area Without Neglecting Social and Cultural Aspects”

08.00 – 08.30

Registration + Coffee Break

08.30 – 09.00

Opening Ceremony

09.00 – 09.10

Keynote Speech from the Local Government of Yogyakarta

09.10 – 09.20


Keynote Speech from the World Urban Campaign Steering Committee ( Sri Husnaini Sofjan)

09.20 – 09.30

Introduction of moderator and panelists

09. 30 – 10.30

Urban Thinkers session #1

  1. Introduction of New Urban Agenda and National Priority (by The Indonesia Ministry of Public Works and Public Housings)
  2. Local Government’s Challenges and Commitment toward Sustainable Riverside Development (by Regional Planning Agency of Yogyakarta)
  3. Regional Development Policy and Planning across watershed area   (by Serayu-Opak Central River Region)


10.30 – 11.00

Q&A Session

11.00 – 11.45

Urban Thinkers session #2

  1. Cultural Aspect of Spatial Development in Special Region of Yogyakarta  (by Urban and Regional Planning Gadjah Mada University)
  2. “Gajah Wong River Portrait” Case Study of Community-Led Urban Slum Upgrading in Gambiran area (by women group)
  3. The roles of CSO to build  Sustainable Urban Development

11.45 – 12.15

Q&A Session

12.15 – 13.00


13.00 – 14.00

Partner Group Discussion (FGD)

Strategy to sustainable and inclusive riverside area

14.00 – 15.00


Commitment and Action Plan for multi stakeholders toward Slum-Upgrading Project

15.00 – 15.30


1. Community-Academe-CSOs Collaboration in  Promoting Social equity and Zero-risk urban development (DRR Forum of Yogyakarta)

2. How to tackle water issues : Lesson Learnt by the Women Group of Muncar-Temanggung




Will be held during Exhibition

15.30 – 15.40

Live music

15.40 – 16.10


1.  Best Practice: Inclusive Urban Development

2.  Academe Perspective toward Slum Upgrading

16.10 -16.20

Live music

16.20 – 17.00


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