World Experts Talk about Landscape in IPB

Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Agriculture of Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) held "The Second International Symposium for Sustainable Landscape Development" in IPB International Convention Center (IICC) Bogor, (9-10 / 11).

This event presents a Keynote Speaker, Mayor of Bogor, Dr. Bima Arya Sugiarto. He said that the studies related to the landscape should be synergized with the government policy in terms of implementation so that a sustainable development of the landscape is maintained. "Today we are facing many challenges in the city of Bogor, ranging from the density of population which is growing very fast to Bogor becoming a holiday destination for people who work in the capital city, thus causing the heavy traffic or transport coming to Bogor," he said.

He said the growth of vehicles in the city of Bogor is 14 percent per year, while the infrastructure improvement has a minimal budget. This, he explained, would not solve the problem if the focus is only on widening the road. However, we will make effort to change people's lifestyles in order to use the more healthy means such as a bicycle. "In the future there is no longer the construction of hotels and apartments. We have started to improve public transportation and in the future Bogor is no longer called a city of a million public transport but a city of million parks," he said.

IPB's Vice-Rector for Research and Cooperation, Prof. Dr. Anas Miftah Fauzi said sustainable landscape is a sight that can provide a variety of ecological functions such as the elimination of radiation from the sun, reduction of air pollution and at the same time provision of a social function and independent economy function.

The symposium also invited other keynote speakers: Dr. Damian Tang, President of the International Federation of Landscape Architecture (IFLA); Prof. T. Kobayashi, representative of Chiba University; Dr. Nor Atiah, representative of Putra Malaysia University; Ir. Canserina of Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Global; and Dr. Siti Nurisjah of the Indonesian Association of Landscape Architects (IALI). (Mtd)

Published Date : 11-Nov-2016

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