Prof. Dr. -Ing. Wiwandari Handayani, ST, MT, MPS


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wiwandari Handayani

Regional Development and Environmental Management Laboratory

Wiwandari Handayani is a professor at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Engineering – Diponegoro University. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in urban and regional planning (UNDIP), master degrees in urban and regional planning (ITB) and population studies (ANU-Australia), and holds a doctoral degree from the University of Stuttgart - Germany in Regional Development Planning. Her research focuses on urban and regional resilience, mostly in the context of disaster risk management, climate adaptation, and governance. She actively involves in works related to urban/region sustainability and resilience since 2011. She was in the team of Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN)-Rockefeller program in Semarang city, performed as M&E coordinator for several projects implemented in 2011-2014 and Deputy Chief Resilience Officer of Semarang City since 2015.


TPW21232      Kependudukan (Population Study)

TPW21224      Perencanaan Wilayah (Regional Planning)


LTPW8004     Urban and Regional Planning

PTPW8010     Urban and Regional Planning Studio

LTPW8007     Governance and Planning

LTPW8047     Perencanaan Pengembangan Wilayah

LTPW8051     Studio Pengembangan Wilayah

LTPW8050     Tata Kelola Wilayah

2020-2025      Building Urban Planning Pedagogy in Indonesia, in collaboration with University of Hawai’i Funded by Luce Foundation – USA

2020-2022      Modeling for the Development of Disaster Risk Areas in the Java Highlands Towards Rural-Urban Resilience Funded by Deputy for Research and Development (Ministry of Research and Technology)

2020-2021      Covid-19 and Built Environment: An Integrated Study from the Regional-Global Perspective, in collaboration with Seoul National University, Funded by Ministry of Science and ICT, Republic of Korea

2018-2020      Water as Leverage (WaL) for Resilient Cities Asia Funded by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency 2018           Planning Resilient City: an Assessment on Disaster Management in Semarang City Funded by Faculty of Engineering – Diponegoro University

2017-2018      Study of Rural Resilience for Responsive Spatial Planning Implementation Funded by DPRM DIKTI (Ministry ofResearch, Technology, and Higher Education)

2016-2018      Study of Urban Development in the Northern Coastal of Central Java Province towards Resilient City Planning and Implementation Funded by DRPM DIKTI (Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education)

2016-2018      Modelling of Sustainable Rural Spatial Planning Based on Resources and Biodiversity Funded by PNBP UNDIP (Diponegoro University)

2016 -2017     Research for Development of Co Benefits Action Plan on Public Transport and Non-Motorized Transport for Semarang City Funded by IGES (Institut for Global Environmental Strategies) - Japan

2016           Community Capacity Building towards Demographic Dividend: Study of Primary Sector in Central Java Province Funded by National Population and Family Planning Board

2016           Potential Analysis of Borderland in Bejen District Funded by Development Board of Temanggung Regency

2016           Climate Change Disaster Impact to Community Livelihood in the Northern Coastal Area of Central Java Province Funded by FT UNDIP (Diponegoro University)

2015 - 2016    Spatial Modelling Based on Climate Change Mitigation Principle (Case of Central Java) Funded by Directorate of Higher Education (BOPTN)

2015           Method Development for Disaggregating Population data for Climate Change Adaptation Analysis Funded by The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)


Handayani, W, Chigbu, U. E., Rudiarto, I., & Surya Putri, I. H. (2020). Urbanization and increasing flood risk in the Northern Coast of Central Java-Indonesia: An assessment towards better land use policy and flood management. Land, 9(10).

Astuti, M. F. K., & Handayani, W. (2020). Livelihood vulnerability in Tambak Lorok, Semarang: an assessment of mixed rural-urban neighborhood [Vulnerabilität des Lebensunterhalts in Tambak Lorok, Semarang: Bewertung einer gemischt ländlich-urbanen Nachbarschaft]. Review of Regional Research, 40(2), 137–157.

Handayani, W, Hapsari, S. P. I., Mega, A., & Sih, S. J. (2019). Community-based disaster management: Assessing local preparedness groups (LPGs) to build a resilient community in Semarang City, Indonesia. Disaster Advances, 12(5), 23–36.

Rudiarto, I., Handayani, W., & Setyono, J. S. (2018). A Regional Perspective on Urbanization and Climate-Related Disasters in the Northern Coastal Region of Central Java, Indonesia. Land, 7(1), 34.

Handayani, Wiwandari, Rudiarto, I., Setyono, J. S., Chigbu, U. E., & Sukmawati, A. Muawanah. (2017). Vulnerability assessment: A comparison of three different city sizes in the coastal area of Central Java, Indonesia. Advances in Climate Change Research, 8(4), 286–296.

Pratama, I. P., Handayani, W., Setyono, J. S., & Prayoga, N. (2017). Community capacity building through an alternative approach based on participation in handling dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) in Semarang. Journal of Regional and City Planning, 28(1), 52–69.

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• International Society of City and Regional Planners

• Indonesian Planning Association

• Global Resilient Cities Network

• Global Center of Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability - (GCSMUS)

• Head of Center for Urban and Regional Resilience Research (CURE), Faculty of Engineering – Diponegoro University since 2018.

• Founding Board Member of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Center – Diponegoro University

• Deputy of Chief Resilience Officer (CRO), Semarang – Indonesia under the program of Global Resilient Cities Network since 2015

• Head of the research division in the Initiative for Urban Climate Change and Environment (IUCCE) since 2014

• Trainers of National Development Planning Board (BAPPENAS) - Public Private Partnerships and Planning & Budgeting - Non-Degree Programs.