Elective Course: Universitas Pelita Harapan (3 credits)

By this course, I hope I can make a tiny minute contribution for the future generation.


A review of innovative approaches to the planning, design and management of the ‘sustainable city’, with an emphasis on techniques which seek to maintain and/or improve air quality, water quality and biodiversity. Topics include principles of urban ecology and sustainable development, the ecological ‘footprint’ of the metropolis, water cycle management, urban design and transportation issues, urban forestry, parks systems and greenways, use of tools for assessment/evaluation. The course will be based on lectures, seminars and case studies.


  1. To understand the background, philosophy, literature and method of sustainable development
  2. To investigate the relationship between sustainable development, urban environment and built environment (architecture).
  3. To explore the basic, planning and design of the sustainable city
  4. To integrate an implementation of ESD in Developing Countries
  5. Strategies for a Sustainable Jakarta: Case Studies (Based on 10 Literature of Sustainable Development, Kevin Pezzoli, 1997).
  6. To implement DCBA Methods on the ongoing sustainable projects in Indonesia (such as KIP, Holcim Foundation Sustainable Housing, BRR Housing After Tsunami).


This course is organized in a lecture and seminar format, with several walking tours at inner city to investigate strategies and methods on past, recent and ongoing sustainable projects (architecture, housing, urban planning).


  1. Introduction to Sustainable Development (Bruntland Commissions, Pezzoli’s Literature on Sustainable Development, DCBA Method)
  2. Sample of Sustainable Development projects throughout the world
  3. Sample of Sustainable Development in Indonesia
  4. The Idea of Sustainable City and Sustainable Housing
  5. Ecologically Sustainable Development Principle in Developing Countries (UN Habitat, Engineer Without Borders)
  6. Seminar: Case Studies