On Friday, February 11, 2022, the 2022 Scientific Planning Discussion Forum (SPDF) was held with the topic of discussion ” A Model for Rural-Urban Land Use Planning” SPDF is a scientific seminar forum which is held to create a strong academic atmosphere and culture as well as to convey useful knowledge to all parties who participate. This activity is the first series of SPDF in 2022, carried out online and broadcast through the YouTube channel.
On this occasion, the resource person, Dr. Neville Mars as Director of Dynamic City Foundation and academic at the Department of Urban Planning and Design, Xi’an Jiao tong-Liverpool University, Suzhou – China. In his presentation, Dr. Neville Mars describes the development in China as well as an overview of the planning concept of Metro Java 2045 which tries to introduce a new planning model based on ” Low Impact Development “. The next session was followed by a discussion from the panellists, namely Dr. Fadjar Hari Mardiansjah as a representative from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Diponegoro University. The first series of SPDF activities attended by 36 participants from lecturers, students, alumni, and representatives of government institutions went well, accompanied by the enthusiasm of the participants in the discussion session who actively asked questions and responded to the presentations from the resource persons.