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Dr. Simon Putra
Senior Research Fellow

Cluster : RUP


Research Interest

Urban Planning & GIS.


Dr. Simon Putra is a Senior Research Fellow in Resilience Development Initiative, Bandung.

Education Timeline

  • 2002 - 2007 Ph.D Urban Design

    National University of Singapore.

  • 2000 - 2001 M. GIS

    Geographic Information Science, Urban Planning, Urban Management, University of Twente.

  • 1994 - 1999 B.Arch(Hons)

    Architecture, Parahyangan Katolik University.

Working Experiences Timeline

  • Sep 2019 - Present Country Advisory Leader

    Mott MacDonald Jakarta, Indonesia.

  • Sep 2017 - Sep 2019 Project Director

    Surbana Jurong Private Limited.

  • Jan 2017 - Jun 2017 Director of Developments

    Dubai United Arab Emirates.

  • Jun 2016 - Jan 2017 Master Planning & GIS Consultant

    Self Emplyed, Jakarta Indonesia.

  • Apr 2008 - Jun 2016 GIS & CAD Manager

    Abu Dhabi, UAE.

  • Jul 2006 - Apr 2008 Surban Urban Planner (Team Leader)

    Surbana Jurong Private Limited.

  • Jul 2003 - Jun 2006 Researcher

    Singapore Millennium Foundation.

  • Nov 2005 - Dec 2005 Visiting Lecturer

    TU Delft.

  • Sep 2005 - Dec 2005 Visiting Researcher

    Universitet Twente.

  • Jan 2002 - Jun 2003 Doctoral Researcher

    National University of Singapore.

  • Putra, S.Y., 2015. 3D Perception of Urban Space: A Perceptual Evaluation of Urban Space using GIS-based 3D Volumetric Visibility Analysis. Paperback book published by Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-3659643484, ISBN-10: 3659643483.
  • Putra, S.Y., 2006. GIS-based 3D volumetric visibility analysis and spatial and temporal perceptions of urban space. Doctoral thesis, Dept. Architecture, National University of Singapore.
  • Yang, P., Putra, S.Y., Li, W., 2007. Viewsphere: a GIS-based 3D visibility analysis for urban design evaluation. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 34(6) 971-992.
  • Putra, S.Y., 2007. GIS-based 3D volumetric visibility analysis and spatial and temporal perceptions of urban space. Doctoral thesis, Dept. Architecture, National University of Singapore.
  • Yang, P., Putra, S.Y., Chaerani, M., 2007. Computing the sense of time in urban physical environment. Urban Design International, June 2007, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 115–129.
  • Putra, S.Y., 2006. Geodatabase for Urban Design and Planning. In GIS Development Middle East, Sep – Oct 2006, Vol 2 Issue 5.
  • Yang, P. Putra, S.Y., Karunakaran, A., 2006. Tracking Sustainable Urban Form and Flow – A landscape ecological analysis of Singapore’s Environmental Change. In Proceedings of the International Forum on Urbanism 2006 in Beijing.
  • Putra, S.Y., Peresthu, A., Yang, P., 2006. Design Support System for Sustainable Urban Development: Integrated framework of urban modeling, spatial-environmental analysis and decision-making. In Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference 2006 in Hong Kong.
  • Putra, S.Y., Yang, P., 2006. Volumetric Indices of 3D-GIS Urban Model and Spatial Perceptions. In Proceedings of the Asia GIS 2006 International Conference in Malaysia.
  • Putra, S.Y., Yang, P., 2005. Analysing mental geography of residential environment in Singapore using GIS-based 3D visibility analysis. In Proceedings of the International Conference: Doing, thinking, feeling home: the mental geography of residential environments in Delft, The Netherlands.
  • Putra, S.Y., Yang, P., Li, W.,2005. GIS-based 3D visibility analysis for high-density urban living environment. In Proceedings of 5th China Urban Housing Conference in Hong Kong.
  • Li, W., Putra, S.Y., Li, Z., Yang, P. 2004. Climatic Performance of 3D Urban Geometry: A GIS-based analysis tool for climatic evaluation of Singapore downtown space. In Proceedings of the 6th Biennial Conference of the International Urban Planning and Environmental Association in Louisville, KY, USA, 2004.
  • Putra, S.Y., Li, W., Yang, P. 2003. Object-oriented GIS data modelling for urban design, In Proceedings of Map Asia 2003 Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Yang, P., Putra, S.Y., 2003. GIS Analysis for Urban Design and Redevelopment, Two cases in Singapore, In Proceedings of 8th Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM 2002) in Sendai, Japan


Asia Pacific Leadership Program (offered, not taken) from East West Center and University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA.

Awarded ITC Distinction Award by ITC, the Netherlands.

Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) Scholarship from NUFFIC, The Netherlands.

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