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Muhammad Musyafa Syahbid
Former Staff


Research Interest

Urban Resilience, Urban Mobility and Infrastructure, Geographic Information System, Disaster management, Climate Change, Rural Development and Tourism and Cultural Sustainable Development.


Muhammad Musyafa Syahbid is a researcher at Resilience Development Initiative (RDI), Bandung, Indonesia. Musyafa has conducted a number of research studies on urban resilience, urban mobility and infrastructure, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, tourism sustainable development, and cultural heritage in Indonesia. Furthermore, Musyafa has been exposed to a set of skills on statistics, geo-information system, qualitative research, and ability to do research in urban planning and social research independently. He also actively writes articles for national journals.

Education Timeline

  • 2011-2015 Bachelor of Science

    Urban and Regional Planning, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia.

Working Experiences Timeline

  • 2018 - present Market Researcher

    GOJEK (PT Aplikasi Karya Anak Bangsa) Indonesia.

  • 2015 - 2018 Activity Manager

    Resilience Development Initiative.

  • 2015 Assistance Planner

    PT. Aria Ripta Sanara (Consulting Company).

  • 2015 Intern

    Resilience Development Initiative.

  • 2014-2015 Teaching assistant

    Spatial data course and planning studio course.

  • 2013-2015 GIS Instructor

    basic mapping, overlay analysis, Comlabs-USDI-ITB.

  • 2014 Intern

    Assistance Planner.

Year Experience
2017 (in progress)

Ecotourism And Geoparks As New Strategies For Socio-Economic Development In Rural Areas, Case Study Batur Geopark, Bali.


Introduction of geological spatial planning Module.


Cultural Heritage to Increase Community Resilience in Indonesia


Preparedness of Tourism Actors to Potential Earthquake Hazard in Bandung City.


The Development of Ten Prioritized Tourism Destination.


Incubation Development Food Estate Zone of Merauke, Indonesia.


Drafting spatial planning for the border area, Nangabadau, Indonesia.


Drafting spatial planning for Planning Special Industrial Zone, Bontang 2014-2034.


Drafting Technical Policy and National Strategy of Settlement in Indonesia.

Year Experience


  • October 2016, 3rd International Hospitality & Tourism Conference (IHTC) and 2nd International Seminar On Tourism.
  • September 2016, Taking a Peek at Indonesia’s Energy Future, Widyatama International Seminar on Sustainability
  • September 2016, Disasters: Opportunity for Sustainability, Case Studies: Aceh and Christchurch
  • August 2016, Collaborative urban planning: reaching planning decisions by gaming
  • August 2016, Game-Theoretical Analyses and Experiments in Land Management Studies and Its Potential Applications for Urban Resilience Research
  • July 2016, Different approaches to bushfire management in Australia. The south versus the ‘deep north’.
  • May 2016, Disaster Risk Financing Recovery Planning: Post-Disaster Needs Assessment
  • May 2016, Disaster and the Importance of Culture
  • April 2016, Liquefaction: Potential and Challenges
  • February 2016, Role of Culture for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • November 2015, Community Resilience from a Psychological Perspective
  • 2014, 24Th EAROPH World Congress: Towards Resilient And Smart Cities
  • 2014, BEYOND (Be a Young Hero On Disasters) ASEAN


  • November 2015, Indonesian Resilience Knowledge Workshop: Fostering Community Resilience in Disaster Risk Exposed Area. LIPI and RDI Workshop (Keynote Speaker: Dr. J.C. Gaillard, University of Auckland)
  • November 2015, INASP-AuthorAID Workshop – How to Write Competitive Proposals (Dr. Saut Sagala, Institut Teknologi Bandung; Mercy Rampengan Ph.D, Sam Ratulangi University)

  • 2016, Policy Changes and Flood Risk Governance in Greater Jakarta
  • 2016, Promoting Adaptive Capacity of Coastal Community to Climate Change: From Individuals to Collective Efforts
  • 2016, Overview potential Augmented Reality (AR) application for tourism industry in Indonesia
  • 2016, Preparedness of Tourism Actors to Potential Earthquake Hazard in Bandung City
  • 2015, Citra Pariwisata Kota Bandung Sebagai Kota Art Deco: Studi Kasus Kawasan Asia Afrika dan Braga
  • 2015, Analisis Kesiapansiagaan Pelaku Pariwisata terhadap Potensi Bencana Gempa Bumi di Kawasan Bandung Utara, Kota Bandung. ( Studi kasus: Hotel-hotel di Kecamatan Coblong, Kota Bandung )

Year Experience

Teaching Assistanship

  • 2016-present, Introduction to Engineering and Design 1, Institut Teknologi Bandung
  • 2014-2015, Introduction to Spatial data, Institut Teknologi Bandung
  • 2014-2015, Urban Planning studio, Institut Teknologi Bandung

Community Work:

  • 2016, Institut Teknologi Bandung Community Service – Socialization Preparedness Tourism Actors to Potential Earthquake Hazard in Bandung City
  • 2016, Kelas Inspirasi Bandung (Bandung Inspiration Class)
  • Volunteered as the documentation crew documenting other volunteers teach school children their professions and inspiring them to have big dreams.

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