Envisioning Indonesia’s New Capital Through Sustainable Design


About the Webinar

The plan to move Indonesia’s capital from Jakarta to East Kalimantan has gained traction since last year. The relocation of 1 million civil servants to the new area is projected to generate population and create connectivity between the new capital and its two surrounding cities: Samarinda and Balikpapan. As the ground-breaking plan of the project will start to commence as early as 2024, the Indonesian government appointed a team to create the city’s masterplan. Last year, the government held a design competition of the new capital masterplan and selected Urban+’s proposal, Nagara Rimba Nusa, as the winner among 755 other entries. The design was chosen due to its comprehensive treatment to fulfil the criteria in Indonesia’s long-term development visions: economic growth, environmental protection, and future technology orientation.

Following up on the previous webinar on “Indonesia’s New Capital: Towards a Climate-Resilient City”, this webinar invites the chief architect of Urban+ to showcase the winning design proposal of the new capital project and to explain how this design would set a precedent in developing a new city in the era of climate change and sustainable development. The speaker will also share his experience during the competition, and further discuss opportunities and challenges facing the project, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

About the Speaker

Mr Sibarani Sofian is the founder and director of URBAN+ practice, which he started in late-2016 together with several key urban and design experts to assist clients and cities in creating compelling urban projects. With their wealth of experience and network, his team is spearheading several strategic infrastructure-driven planning such as transit-oriented developments, aerotropolis, and port city and other master planning communities or mixed-use projects across Southeast Asia. Mr Sibarani is an appointed chief architect of Indonesia’s new capital city in East Kalimantan. He earned his bachelor in architecture from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) and Master in Urban Development and Design from University of New South Wales (UNSW).


This webinar will be delivered online entirely. You can join the webinar at the specified date and time using devices (computer, phone, or tablet) with internet connection.

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Limited spaces only, register early to avoid disappointment.To join the webinar,
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3. Click on the unique link in your email.

For the best experience, please mute your microphone. If you have questions for the speaker, please key in your questions via the Q&A, stating your name and affiliation. The moderator will field them to the speaker during the Q&A session.


Nov 30 2020


10:00 am - 11:15 am