Students of Urban Planning Play Role in Planning Kediri City

Transportation and Urban Design Studio, Department of Urban and Regional Planning (PWK), Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Brawijaya (UB) is collaborating with Kediri City regarding urban planning and transportation.

The work of PWK FTUB students was received directly by the Mayor of Kediri, Abdullah Abu Bakar, in the Joyoboyo Room, Kediri City Hall, Tuesday (10/1/2023).

The studio results received consisted of 14 Building and Environmental Planning (RTBL) documents and seven Transportation Study documents.

Head of FTUB PWK Department, Dr. Eng. I Nyoman Suluh Wijaya, ST., MT., explained that this collaboration has been going on for one semester.

“We are collaborating on the activities of the Transportation and Urban Design Studio with existing planning in Kediri,” he said.

In the City Design Studio, he continued, Kediri City is divided into several areas. The students will analyze and design the urban planning of Kediri.

Another case with the Transportation Studio. Students analyze transportation objects which include modes of transportation and supporting infrastructure and then create a development plan for transportation management in Kediri City.

“We deliberately chose Kediri City because this city has three interesting issues that are very relevant to be used as a PWK laboratory,” said Nyoman.

Development of airports, toll roads, and the desire of the mayor of Kediri to make Kediri an educational city which is supported by the presence of UB Kediri in the city.

Abdullah Abu Bakar, S.E., as Mayor of Kediri, thanked FT for this well-established collaboration. He wanted this plan to be realized.

“I leave a message that the results of UB student studio can be perfected so that this planning document can be executed,” he said.

It is hoped that the collaboration between Universitas Brawijaya and the City Government of Kediri which has been established will become one unit so as to provide progress for Kediri City. In addition, the results of this studio can be input for the development of urban planning and improving the quality of transportation in Kediri City.

“We hope that what we have made can be relevant for the next 15-25 years,” hoped Abu Bakar.

This collaborative activity is also in line with supporting IKU departments in realizing collaborative and participatory courses in the form of a team-based method.

“Hopefully we have a big enough contribution to the development of Kediri City, besides Kediri can also be a practical laboratory for UB, especially FT,” hoped the Head of PWK Departement.

In the process of implementing the studio this time, not only did the lecturer serve as the supervisor for each group, but the Regional Apparatus Organizations (OPD) also participated in providing direct input suggestions during the presentation/preliminary presentation, presentation of fact analysis, to presentation of plans. (MIK/Humas UB/ Trans. Iir)