In order to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Master Program in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) and 15th anniversary of the Bachelor Degree of Urban and Regional Planning (URP), Architecture and Planning Department organized a series of events for three days starting from September 20-22, 2018. This series of events involving the entire staff of lustrum, a student, to the alumni of the MURP and URP
On September 20, 2018, a National Seminar was held carrying the theme “Regional Planning in National Development: Reflection and Future”. This seminar at once to celebrate 40 years the establishment of Pusat Studi Perencanaan Pembangunan Regional (PSPPR). PSPPR is one of the centers study at Gadjah Mada University dating from 1978. PSPPR focuses on the development of science and technology in the fields of spatial planning and territorial development management through a variety of activities within the scope of regional and nationwide. In 1993, PSPPR initiate the establishment a postgraduate Master in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP), and Bachelor Degree of Urban and Regional Planning (URP) in 2003. Thus, the close links between the MURP alumni, URP alumni, and PSPPR alumni remain intertwined with the commitment to solve the problems of development in the various regions.
PSPPR also published books produced by the teaching staff of MURP and URP also the researchers. These books include Initial Steps Toward Smart City: the case of the city 2016-2017, RPJMDes Guide: Successful Strategies to Build Villages, local food in Rural Development: socio-spatial dimension of local food in Kulon Progo Regency, and alleviate poverty Through Household-based Businesses: a thought. These books are the result of research in the framework of the development of science, particularly in the field of territorial development planning.
In the seminar presented by the speakers who have held positions in the Government, whether central or local area. To the central level, IR. Rudy Rudy Soeprihadi Prawiradinata, MCRP, Phd., Deputy Minister of Regional development of the field of VAT, Agusta Ersada Sinulingga, MT, head of the Centre for the development of the Urban Area BPIW, and Dr. IR. h. Muhammad Nurdin, Mt., Director General The development of Resettlement Areas established as speaker. While, for the level region, present IR. h. Ismunandar, M.T., Regent of East Kutai, Dr. Tagop s. Soulisa, S.H., M.T., Governor of the South, Rush and IR. Peter Kasihiw, M.T., Bintuni Straits which is a Bay of Regent alumni from MPKD.
The seminar was divided into two sessions, the first session which discussed the issues of planning and development presented by IR. Rudy Soeprihadi Prawiradinata, MCRP., Ph.d., Agusta Ersada Sinulingga, MT, and Dr. IR. h. Muhammad Nurdin. While the second session that discusses the problems of development and planning in the area until the national presented by IR. h. Ismunandar, M.T., Dr. Tagop s. Soulisa, S.H., M.T., and IR. Peter Kasihiw, M.T.
Then, in September 21, 2018, a themed event held Refresher Course and Curriculum Development in order to Meet Alumni who started from 09.00-16.00. The event was divided into two sessions, namely session Refresher Course and Curriculum Development. Session Refresher Course is moderated by Prof. IR. Bakti Setiawan, M.A., Ph.d who is familiar with calls addressed to Prof. Bobby. In this session, Prof. Bobby introduces lecturers-professors who have meritorious, be it a lecturer or Professor MURP and URP.
In the second session, namely Curriculum Development, the agenda is continued by dividing into two classes, namely URP alumni and MURP alumni. In each class is then conducted discussions between lecturer with alumni to find roughly what is still lacking or need to be developed within the existing curriculum. It is aimed at in order to make the existing curriculum can be constantly improved and repaired. This activity is done routinely at least 5 years by study program to maintaining the quality and competence of graduates produced.
On September 22, 2018 event held two events at once, there are the fieldwork for the MURP alumni and the Congress Kencanawitagama for PWK alumni. The Fieldwork was held at Pentingsari Village, Cangkringan, Sleman. Activities performed during there include the discussion and learn about the management of the tourist village, Pentingsari Village early can be a tourist village and can generate a turnover of up to billions of dollars, as well as how the village of Pentingsari can be recovered from the damage caused by the catastrophic eruption of Mount Merapi. For Kencanawitagama, the congress held discussions to deepen between alumni who choose new Chairman Kencanawitagama.