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Dr. Ari Tarigan
Senior Research Fellow

Cluster : RUP


Research Interest

Transport Planning, Urban Planning, Environmental Management.


Dr. Ari Tarigan is a senior researcher at Resilience Development Initiative (RDI) focus on Regional and Urban Policy.

Education Timeline

  • 2009 Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering

    Urban Management Department, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan.

  • 2006 Master of Science

    Integrated Urban Engineering, UNESCO-IHE Delft, The Netherlands.

  • 2001 Bachelor of Science

    Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Institute of Technology Bandung, Indonesia.

Working Experiences Timeline

  • - Senior Research Fellow

    Infrastructure & Urban Governance (IUG) Cluster, Resilience Development Initiative (RDI), Indonesia,Responsible for teaching, research and mentoring (

  • - Project Planning

    (permanent staff) Division: project management and planning, Cofely Fabricom GDF Suez, Stavanger, Norway (An energy-based engineering company).

  • - Project Collaborator

    Department of Social Science and Business Development, Renewable Energy Research Group, International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS), Stavanger.

  • - Graduate Researcher

    Kyoto University.

  • - Visiting Researcher

    Transportation Engineering and Planning, National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei, Taiwan.

  • - Junior Lecturer

    Social Science, University of Tjuk Nyak Dhien, Medan, Indonesia.

  • - Research Assistant

    Institute of Technology Bandung, Department of Regional and City Planning, City Planning Group, Indonesia.

Year Experience

Resilience Development Initiative (RDI), Indonesian ministry of higher education and research, and ITB research grant.


The Norwegian Research Council, HyNor Project and Transport Department.


The Norwegian Research Council, The Latin America Programme, Title: Poverty and Mobility in Latin America: The Case of TransMilenio Bus Rapid Transport in Bogota, Colombia.


The European Union, EU-FP7 call. Rescue – Resilience Sustainable Cities in Urban Evolution.

  • Rianawati, E., Sagala, S., Wulandari, Y., Pratama, A. A., Nugraha, D., Vitri, R., Lubis, W., Hyne, Z. T. (2016). Biogas in Indonesia: Lessons Learned from Renewable Energy of Livestock Waste. Study Case: Selo and Cibodas. Energy Panel of 8th Widyatama International Seminar on Sustainability.
  • Pratama, A., Rianawati, E., Sagala, S. (2016) Resilience Perspective of Water Management in Indonesia, International Conference on Water Security and Climate Changes and Opportunities in Asia, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok.
  • Rianawati, E., Sagala, S. and Pratama, A. (2015) The Disaster Impacts on Children Welfare in West Java Province, Indonesia. September, 2015.
  • Sagala, S., Yamin, D., Pratama, A., Rianawati, E. (2015) Social Protection Roles in Reducing Risk and Building Resilience to Communities in Indonesia. Resilience Development Initiative. August 2015.
  • Rianawati, E., Saut Sagala (2015) Communal Based Flood Mitigation Measures in Bandung City. Resilience Development Initiative. July, 2015.
  • Sitinjak E., Sagala, S., Rianawati, E.(2015) Opportunity for Sister City Application to Support Resilience City. Resilience Development Initiative. May, 2015.

  • Tarigan, A.K.M., Samsura, D.A.D, Sagala, S., Wimbardana. R. Balikpapan: Urban planning and development in anticipating the post-oil industry era. Cities (Elsevier). Accepted.
  • Nur Sabahiah, A.S., Tarigan, A.K.M., Fujii. S. Analysis of correlations between psychological factors and self-reported behavior of motorcyclists depending on self-reported usage of different types of motorcycle facilities in Malaysia. Transportation Research Part F (Elsevier). Accepted.
  • Joewono, T.B., Tarigan, A.K.M., Susilo, Y.O. (2016) Road-based public transportation in urban areas of Indonesia: What policies do users expect to improve the service quality? Transport Policy (Elsevier) Vol. 49, pp. 114–124. DOI:10.1016/j.tranpol.2016.04.009.
  • Tarigan, A.K.M., Sagala, S., Samsura, D.A.D., Fiisabiilillah, D.F., Simarmata, H.A., Nababan, M. (2016). Bandung City, Indonesia. Cities (Elsevier) Vol. 50, pp. 100-110. DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2015.09.005.
  • Tarigan, A.K.M., Susilo, Y.O., Joewono, T.B. (2014) Segmentation of paratransit users based on service quality and travel behaviour in Bandung, Indonesia. Transportation Planning and Technology (Routledge) 37 (2), pp. 200-218. DOI: 10.1080/03081060.2013.870792
  • Tarigan, A.K.M., Bayer, S.B, Langhelle, O., Thesen, G. (2012) Estimating determinants of public acceptance of hydrogen vehicles and refuelling stations in greater Stavanger. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (Elsevier). DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2011.12.138
  • Tarigan, A.K.M., Bayer, S.B. (2012) Temporal change analysis of knowledge, attitudes and acceptances of hydrogen vehicles and refuelling stations in greater Stavanger, 2006-2009, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (Elsevier). DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2012.05.045
  • Tarigan, A.K.M., Fujii, S., Kitamura, R. (2012) Intrapersonal variability in leisure activity-travel patterns: the case of one-worker and two-worker households. Transportation Letters: The International Journal of Transportation Research. DOI: 10.3328/TL.2012.04.01.
  • Tarigan, A.K.M., Kitamura, R. (2009) Week-to-week leisure trip frequency and its variability. Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2135, pp 43-51. DOI: 10.3141/2135-06
  • Sukor, N.S.A., Basri N.K.B., Tarigan, A.K.M., The role of incentives toward adolescents' commitment to individual travel plan in Travel Behavior Modification Program. Transportation Planning and Technology. Under 1nd review.
  • Tarigan, A.K.M., Samsura, D.A.D, Sagala, S. Pencawan A. Medan: A developing city with governance challenges. Cities (Elsevier). Under 1st review.
  • Tarigan, A.K.M. Socio-demographic and psychological aspects of public support to different forms of renewable energy vehicles – Evidence from Greater Stavanger. Renewable Energy (Elsevier). Submitted.
  • Tarigan, A.K.M., and Belgiawan, P. F. Symbolic affective, instrumental and social orderliness: Exploring motivational factors of car purchase among undergraduate students in developing countries. Submitted.
  • Tarigan, A.K.M., Fujii, S., Kitamura, R. Intrapersonal Variability in Leisure Activity-Travel Patterns: The Case of One-Worker and Two-Worker Households. The 89th Transportation Research Board Conference, 2010 Washington, D.C., USA.
  • Tarigan, A.K.M, Susilo, Y.O. and Joewono, T.B. Negative experiences and willingness to use paratransit in Bandung, Indonesia: An exploration with ordered probit model. The 89th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA. 2010.
  • Tarigan, A.K.M. and R. Kitamura, On Week-to-Week Leisure Trip Frequency and Its Variability. The 88th Transportation Research Board Conference, January 10-16, 2009 Washington, D.C., USA.
  • Tarigan, A.K.M, Fujii, S., Kitamura, R. (2009). A Structural Equations Model of Intrapersonal Variability in Leisure Activity-Travel Patterns. IATBR Conference, December 2009, Jaipur, India.
  • Joewono, T.B., Susilo, Y.O., Tarigan, A.K.M. (2007). A Review of the Travel Behavior Analysis: Its Basis and Application to Developing Cities. The 10th Indonesian National Symposium of Inter-University Transportation Study Forum, Tarumanegara University, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • Tarigan, A.K.M., Kitamura, R., (2007). On Temporal Variability of Leisure Activities between One-Worker and Two-Worker Households. Proceedings in The 12th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, December, 2007, Hong Kong, China.
  • Kitamura R., Bayarma, A., Kikuchi, A., Kitaguchi, Y., Okada, N., Senk, P., Sun, Y., Susilo, Y.O., Tarigan, A.K.M. Variability on Variability: What Can We Learn by Looking into How People Do Things Differently, across People and within Themselves? Keynote Presentation at Swiss Transport Research Conference, 2008, Switzerland.
  • Kitamura, R., Bayarma, A., Senk, P., Sun, Y., Tarigan, A.K.M., Nakai, S. Diversity in Diversification: An Analysis of Shopping Trips in Six-Week Travel Diary Data. European Institute Retail and Service Sciences (EIRASS) Conference, 2007, San Francisco, California, USA.
  • Tarigan, A.K.M., Kitamura, R. Variability and Stability in Leisure Trip Frequency and Activity Allocation for One-Worker and Two-Worker Households. 4nd Joint Seminar between Kyoto University (Japan) and Tongji University, March, 2008, Shanghai, China.

Year Experience

Travel grant to present a paper on “Water and the City Workshop” by the Asia Research Institute, and the Institute of Water Policy at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore on 6-7 Feb 2020


Best poster presentation at 8th International Conference on Bioprocessing


(IFIBiop 2019), 1st-5th May 2019, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia


Travel grant to attend training from UNU-IIHG on Governance Challenges for Planetary Health and Sustainable Development in Southeast Asia in Cebu, the Philippines, October 11-13 th , 2017


Travel grant and 3 day accommodation to attend Development of Save the Children program design: Community Based Child Protection integrated with Disaster Risk Reduction and Social Protection program in Bogor, Indonesia, 30 November – 2 December 2016


International Council for Science (ICSU) travel grant for presenting at 4th International Workshop on Psychological Intervention after Disaster (PIAD), 9 to 12 November 2015, Taipei, Taiwan.


Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) for Short Course on Urban Flood Management and Disaster Risk Management, UNESCO-IHE Delft.


AUN SEED Net Travel grant for presenting at ASEAN Environmental Engineering Conference, November 21-22, 2014 Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines


AUN SED Net Awardee, Scholarship for Master Study in NUS.


ITB Scholarship.


ITB Distinction Graduation.

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