A meeting to initiate the Memorandum of Agreement between Faculty of Agriculture-IPB and Singapore-ETH Centre

Prof. Joerg Rekittke with a  Ph.D. candidate (Mr. Abdul Rahim bin Abdul Hamid) and 1 Master student from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have met Prof. Hadi Susilo Arifin with his assistance, Dr. Syartinilia and his graduate students (Alfan Gunawan Ahmad, Wahyu Catur Nugroho/SVK, Budi Susetyo, Steve Mualim and Sofyan Hadi Lubis/PSL) in Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Agriculture, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) on December 08, 2011.  As a follow up to the last visit some fellow Ph.D. Candidates from the Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC), fellow students from the Masters in Landscape Architecture Programme of the National University of Singapore and a few Professors from both the National University of Singapore and ETH Zurich visiting Jakarta and Bogor again from the 28 January till 5 February 2012.

As part of this visit, the Module Leader, Professor Christophe Girot from ETH Zurich would like to have a meeting with Prof. Hadi Susilo Arifin to formalize the agreement between IPB and the Singapore-ETH Centre. After had a corresponding with Director of the International Collaboration – IPB and Dean of Agriculture Faculty, Prof. Hadi Susilo Arifin had organized a meeting in Faculty of Agriculture, IPB.

Day/Date: Wednesday/ February 01, 2012

Time: 10:00 – 12:00 (Meeting); 13:00 – 17:00 (Research Site Visit)

Venue: Convention Room – Faculty of Agriculture, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) Jl. Meranti – Kampus Dramaga, Bogor 16680

Prof. Hadi Susilo Arifin (Head of Landscape Management Laboratory) had succeeded to set up a meeting between IPB side, Dr. Ernan Rustiadi (Dean of Agriculture Faculty – IPB), Dr. Nurhayati HS Arifin (Secretary of Agriculture Faculty), Dr. Siti Nurisjah (Chair of Landscape Architecture), and SEC side, Prof. Cristophe Girot and Prof. Adrienne Gret-Regamey. This meeting had participated by the graduate school students of IPB, Cindy Alifia, RindhaRentina Darah Pertami (ARL), Budi Susetyo, Steve Mualim, and Zulkifli (PSL); seven Ph.D. candidates from NUS & ETH-Zurich, i.e. Nikos Theodoratos, Senthil Gurusamy, Diogo Andre P. Costa, Abdul Rahim bin Abdul Hamid, Derek Vollmer, Kashif Shaad, and Michaela Prescott (students fellow from the US, Australia, Singapore, India, and Switzerland).

We look forward to a fruitful exchange of knowledge and synergies that this relationship could bring forth. Therefore, Prof. Hadi Susilo Arifin invites some graduate students of IPB, who interested to join into this collaboration research, please send the message through the comment box or send message by email, directly.


Hadi Susilo Arifin




1. Objective of Collaboration

The objective of this Memorandum of Agreement is to establish a project-based cooperation within the framework of the Future Cities Laboratory related to the Module “Landscape Ecology” of this project, in order to develop, investigate, establish and promote reality-based scenarios for the generation, modeling, visualization and simulation of 2D/3D/4D urban, landscape architectural and environmental planning scenarios along the river from Gadog to Jakarta at varying scales of intervention.

The research aim is to gain a comprehensive understanding of the dynamic structure of the Ciliwung watershed in various locations in the territory. The material and immaterial value of the landscape of the river and its ecological and cultural potential as a resource worth improving and enhancing for future generations as opposed to the present risk and environmental hazard that it poses is central to this study. The analysis and evaluation of quantitative and qualitative data related to the river and adjacent natural and agricultural areas prone to future to urban development will create the basis for a long-term urban landscape project aiming at a possible evolution of Jakarta’s waterways in the next two decades.

In this context the following topics are of particular interest to both parties:

– Environmental Planning and Land Use Strategies

– Landscape Architecture and Vegetation Analysis

– Ecological Analysis and Landscape Management

– Geology, Hydrology and Water Quality Analysis

– Territorial Strategies in Flooding and Risk Management

-3D/GIS Terrain Modeling and Real Time Visual Simulation

2. Collaboration Arrangement

The collaboration addressed by this MoA includes:

–          Joint identification, definition and benchmarking of research topics

–          Coordinated testing and experimenting of planning and design hypotheses

–          Mutual sharing of existing and accessible primary data, research facilities and teaching capacities

–          Exchange of other possible scientific and technical information particularly in 3D GIS.

–          Mutual visits of scientific personnel and students for the purpose of realizing the tasks defined above

 3. Financial Considerations

All costs will be covered by in-kind contributions of both parties and will be decided and allocated on a case-by-case basis.


A synopsis of the research module can be found at: http://www.futurecities.ethz.ch/fcl/landscape_ecology/

To see a meeting pictures, click this link, please: International Collaboration Album