The 4th International Symposium – Nusantara Urban Research Institute (NURI)

November 7, 2009, Semarang, Indonesia

Change + Heritage in Architecture + Urban Development

organized by

Architecture Department of Engineering Faculty – Diponegoro University;

 in colaboration with IAI and NURI

University Science Malaysia, Universitas Sumatera Utara, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universitas Indonesia, Yala Islamic College Paramitae Thailand, King Mongkut Institute of Technology Thailand, Institut Teknologi Medan, University of Chulalongkorn, MIT Cave Murana Iniramuros Phillipines, University Puts Malaysia, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Universitas Soetomo Medan, Universitas Sam Ratulangi, Universitas Diponegoro, National University of Singapore

Keynote Speakers

Prof.Ir.Eko Budihardjo, MSc. Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Diponegoro University
Prof.Julaihi Wahid, Dipl.Arch, M.Arch.Eng,PhD. School of Housing, Building & Planning, University Science Malaysia
Prof.Ir.Gunawan Tjahjono, M.Arch, PhD. Department of Architecture, University of Indonesia
Prof.Ir.Johannes Widodo,M.Arch,PhD. Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore


A city is a multi-purpose, a tent for many functions, raised by many hands (Kevin Lynch, 1960).

A city equipped to make a safety asset, in self, must have a clear democration between what is public space and private space (Jane Jacob, 1961).

A city is a living organism, and modern urbanism has provided the world with a vast legacy of diminished expectations, if architecture has a single obyective (Thom Mayne, 1993).

Architecture cannot remain confined in conventional functions of designing an individual good building here and there. Urban proverty has reached unprecedented levels and architectural heritage will be under threat as the urban populations of the developing countries (Ismail Serageldin, 1995).

Concervation of the old town involves not only the restoration and re-use of historic buildings, bul also the provision of contemporary infrastructure (Arif Hassan), 1995).

Another face, practicing architect and students rush to imitate what they see in the architectural media (i.e. minimalism, etc.) in the modern metropolis and loss their local identity.


A. Change in Architecture (Minimalism vs Maximalism, New Spirit in Architecture, etc.)
B. Change in Urban Design/Development (Conflict in Public Space, Urban Landscape & Greenery, Signage+Chaos,   Reclamation & Coastal Area Development Programme, Housing for the Poor, Re-Settlement + Rehabilitation, etc)
C. Heritage in Architecture (Conservation of Historical Building and Traditional Houses, Green Architecture, etc)
D. Heritage in Urban Development (Revitalization based on Historical District Conservation, etc)
E. Theory (of, in, about) Architecture and Urban Design & Urban Development.


Multipurpose Room, Architecture Department of Engineering Faculty, Diponegoro University Jalan Prof.Soedarto, SH,Undip Tembalang, Semarang.

Participants & Presenters

Academicians, researchers, professionals, architects, urban designers, urban planners, landscapers, interior designers, historians, archaeologist, community groups, government officials, students, and other interested.

Important Dates

Abstract submission : October 1st , 2009

Abstract announcement : October 3rd , 2009

Abstract format: max 300 words, Times New Roman 10, single space, bilingual

Full paper (English/Indonesian) submission : October 25th , 2009

addressed to

the symposium : November 7th, 2009

excursion : November 8th, 2009


Registration Fee

Fee for Paper

Rp. 400.000,- (Before/On October 25, 2009)

Rp. 500.000,- (After October 25, 2009)


Rp. 250.000,- (Before/On/After October 25, 2009)


Rp.   50.000,- (Under-Graduate)

Rp. 150.000,- (Graduate/Post-Graduate)


Rp. 200.000,- (Postage excluded)

Payment Details

Transfer to :

Bank Mandiri Diponegoro University Branch

Acc. No. 136-00-0677958-8

Acc name Imma Sofi Anindyta.

Contact Person  and  information

Prof.Ir.Totok Roesmanto,M.Eng. (081 2283 6996)

Bangun IRH, ST.MT. (081 2293 9623

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