Asrul Sidiq is a lecturer at Department of Architecture and Planning, Faculty of Engineering, Syiah Kuala University (Unsyiah), Banda Aceh, Indonesia. He holds a M.Sc in Regional and Rural Development Planning from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand (2013) and bachelor degree in Regional and City Planning from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Bandung (2010). He is now pursuing higher education level as a PhD student at Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University since 2019 with Australia Awards Scholarship (AAS). His research interests are in regional and rural development planning, urban planning, community development, economic geography, and disaster management. Besides being a faculty member at the Faculty of Engineering, he is also part of several research institutions such as International Centre for Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies (ICAIOS), Center for Social and Cultural Sciences (PPISB) Unsyiah, Center For The Arts of Syiah Kuala University and Resilience Development Initiative (RDI) Bandung. Asrul has some working experiences with several government organizations such as Aceh Public Works Department and Aceh Development Planning Agency. Currently, he serves as General Secretary of Indonesian Planner Association Aceh Chapter (IAP Aceh). Alongside his work and studies, Asrul has been engaged in various Indonesian civil society organisations focusing on youth development, civic engagement and environmental sustainability. He is also the co-founder of a social business called Kota Tanyoe (kotatanyoe.com)
2019-2023Doctor of Phiosophy (Student)
Environment & Development The Australian National University, Australia.
2013Master of Science
Regional and Rural Development Planning Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand.
2010Bachelor in Regional and City Planning
Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Institute of Technology Bandung, Indonesia.
Working Experiences Timeline
2015 - PresentLecturer
Faculty of Engineering, Syiah Kuala University, Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
2014 - PresentResearcher
International Centre for Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies (ICAIOS), Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
Department of Public Works of Aceh, Aceh, Indonesia.
Aceh Development Planning Agency, Aceh, Indonesia.
Aceh Investment Board, Aceh, Indonesia.
Regional and Rural Planning Research Group, Bandung, Indonesia.
Research and Community Centre of ITB (LPPM-ITB), Bandung, Indonesia.
Department of Architecture of Syiah Kuala University National Seminar Author of the paper “Evaluation on Spatial Planning Socialization to Senior High School Students Program in Banda Aceh and Aceh Besar”.
Bappenas International Conference on Best Development Practices and Policies Author and Presenter of the paper “Developing Industrial Area through Focused Investment Area Policy to Increase Provincial Economic Development”.
The Fifth International Conference on Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies Author and Presenter of the paper “Rural Development Policy Impacts and Disparity in Rural Areas of Aceh Province”.
Annual International Workshop and Expo on Sumatera Disaster Recovery Author and Presenter of the paper “Profile of Regional Economic Resilience Against Drought Disaster Risk: Case Study in Randublatung and Todanan Sub-District at Blora District”.
Project Manager, Citizen Urbanism Program with Rujak Center for Urban Studies and ICAIOS, Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 2015-current.
Project Manager, Innovating for Open Cities, Open Data Labs Jakarta and ICAIOS, Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 2016-2017
Supervisor, 28th Architectural Student Workshop “MATRA”, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia, 2016.
Research Assistant, Housing and Built Environment, International Research Institute of Disaster Science-Tohoku University, Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 2016.
Participant, Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative: U-Theory Camp, YSEALI and UID, Jakarta, 2016.
Participant, The Sixth International Conference on Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies, International Centre for Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies (ICAIOS), Universitas Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 2016.
Speaker, Asia Pacific Urban Youth Assembly, organized by Ministry of Public Works and Human Settlements and UN-Habitat, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2015.
Speaker, Workshop on Resilient City, organized by Ministry of Agrarian and Spatial Planning, Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 2015.
Speaker, Live Dialogue at Local TV (TVRI Aceh) in Celebrating World Planning Day “Planning Day as a Momentum to Create A Better Living and Prosperous Space”, Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 2015.
Managerial Team, Research on The Aftermath of Aid 10th Years after Tsunami in Aceh in collaboration between EOS Singapore and ICAIOS, 2014-current.
Head of Committee, Department of Architect of Syiah Kuala University National Seminar 2015 on Human Settlements and Sustainable Cities, Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 2015-current.
Chairman of Aceh Bangun Lestari (Civil Society Movement/Community on Human Settlements and Sustainable Cities), Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 2014-current.
Adviser and Co-Founder, Banda Aceh Community Collaboration Forum, Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 2016-current.
Vice Chairman, Community Information Group of Rukoh Village, Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 2015-current
Member, Aceh’s Coordinating Team for Investment Acceleration, Aceh, Indonesia, 2015-current.
Facilitator, Socializing Spatial Planning for Senior High School Students in Banda Aceh and Aceh Besar, 2014-current.
Researcher, Consensus Building on Local Environmental Issues in Aceh funded by Toyota Foundation, 2014.
Researcher, Tracer Study for Aceh Government Scholarship Alumni funded by Aceh Government, 2014
Participant, Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Workshop: Power of Human Capital, Singapore, 2014.
Participant, Sixth Global Forum United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, Bali, Indonesia, 2014.
Facilitator, Banda Aceh Development Youth Forum, Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 2014
Participant, Indonesian Development Research Network Second Research Workshop, Australian National University and SMERU Research Institute, Bogor, Indonesia, 2014.
Participant, Aceh Tsunami Archive Workshop, Google Earth Application for Digital Disaster Archive, Tokyo Metropolitan University-CIAS-Unsyiah-Hibeuna-ICAIOS, 2014.
Facilitator, Workshop on Focus Group Discussion for Aceh Investment Area by Aceh Investment Board, Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 2014.
Participant, Youth Leadership Camp by Forum Bangun Aceh: Developing Professional Characters and Be The Future Leaders, Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 2012
Developing Industrial Area through Focused Investment Area Policy to Increase Provincial Economic Development, Conference Proceedings “Bappenas International Conference on Best Development Practices and Policies (ISBN: 978-602-1154-51-9)
Memasyarakatkan Tata Ruang (Socializing Spatial Planning), Serambi Indonesia Newspaper
Kesenjangan Kota dan Desa di Aceh (Urban and Rural Disparity in Aceh), Serambi Indonesia Newspaper
Belajar dari Desa Kreatif di Thailand (Lesson Learned from Creative Village in Thailand), Serambi Indonesia Newspaper
Selamat Datang MEA 2015 (Welcoming ASEAN Economic Community 2015), Serambi Indonesia Newspaper
Resilience Development Initiative (RDI) is an Indonesian think tank initiative that focuses and contributes to the body of knowledge on sustainable development and resilient studies.
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