As a kick-off series of events “30 Years of Planologi Reconnection and Synergy” 30th Anniversary of the Urban and Regional Planning Department, Faculty of  Engineering, Diponegoro University, it was being held an International Seminar entitled “Development of Sustainable Cities In Indonesia: Multi-Sectoral Perspectives Towards Achieving Prosperity & Self-Reliance”. This international seminar is also the initial follow-up for the success of URP-UNDIP in obtaining ASIIN international accreditation in both bachelor degree  BURP_ASIINaccredited and master degree MURP_ASIINaccredited in early 2022. The complexity of global development problems, especially in Indonesia, underlies the importance of exploring solutions from various multi-sectoral perspectives. Accordingly, the Department of Urban and Regional Planning (URP) commits to contribute to urban and regional development planning in Indonesia (From Planologi-UNDIP for Indonesia)

The International Seminar had been done on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 09.00 WIB with a hybrid model which takes place in the Theatre Room, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Diponegoro University and via the zoom platform. The enthusiasm and interest of the participants in the seminar was quite high with a total of 572 participants consisting of the government, academics, students, and communities (mostly alumnus) from various parts of Indonesia.

This international seminar was moderated by Prof. Dr. -Ing. Wiwandari Handayani Planology (Alumnus 1994), she acts also as the Head of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning – Universitas Diponegoro, and presenting experts with various important topics in sustainable development including Bambang Susantono, Ph.D – Chairman, Nusantara National Capital Authority, Republic of Indonesia, Prof. Dr. eng. Miguel Esteban – Professor and Researcher at the Institute of Sustainable Future Society, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Waseda University, Tokyo, Prof. Dr. Benjamin McLellan – Professor at the Graduate School of Energy Science, Kyoto University, Japan, Prof. Dr. Iwan Rudiarto (Alumnus 1992), Professor at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning – Universitas Diponegoro and Chair of the Association of Indonesian Planner Schools (ASPI), and Dr. Aretha Aprilia (Alumnus 1998) – Head of Environment Unit, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Country Office, Indonesia.

This international seminar is a forum for sharing knowledge related to sustainable city development and development in Indonesia, which is focused on the process of developing the National Capital Authority (IKN – Nusantara). The international seminar will be followed by a series of other activities up to next September 2022. Further information regarding the series of activities for the 30 Years of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Universitas Diponegoro can be accessed through website on or instagram on