On July 3, 2021, RDI participated as a Panelist in the event organized by Shirvano Consulting, namely 'Ruang Berbagi'. The Ruang Berbagi event itself was a public presentation event held as part of the accountability for the implementation of individual research projects organized by interns. They invited the wider community to participate in listening and discussing the issues. This event was divided into three themes; Inclusive City Design; Towards Climate Resilience Crisis; and Architecture: Amidst & Beyond Pandemic. RDI contributed as a panelist in the presentation of the second theme, which was Towards Climate Resilient Cities.
There were two presentations for this theme. The first presentation was titled 'A Study on the Impact and Adaptation of Sea Level Rise in the Coastal Area of Pemalang Regency', and the second presentation was titled 'The Contribution of Proklim as an Adaptation Effort for Community-Based Climate Change Mitigation (case study: Proklim Bulakan Asri, Langgongsari, Banyumas). During the presentation, RDI, as a panelist, responded with various questions addressed to the presenters. Questions were asked regarding the comparison of Pemalang's vulnerability with other areas, and whether or not there were other areas that were more affected by sea level rise within Indonesia. RDI also asked about the damage to mangrove habitat in the form of gray solutions and questioned the range of effectiveness of the solution. The panelist thought that there are more equal solutions for the long-term impact, namely 'green solutions' or perhaps 'blue solutions', which were hybrid solutions of 'green' and 'gray' solutions.
The second presentation was titled Proklim's Contribution in Increasing Adaptive Capacity and Reducing GHG Emissions (Case Study: Proklim Village of Bulakan Asri, Banyumas). The presentation mentioned the high vulnerability of the village community. As a panelist, RDI questioned whether the high vulnerability of rural communities was in accordance with the characteristics in Indonesia or not. This was because the situation was only discussed globally, and it would be better if it was classified by vulnerability based on environmental, social, institutional, and economic factors, etc. The panelists also commented that human activities indeed contributed to climate change. However, after discussing the previous section on rural communities, it should be more relevant if discussing the contribution of activities in rural areas, especially GHG climate change.
The event went smoothly, and the presenters answered the questions and responses from the panelists really well. Through this event, RDI hopes that there will be more young researchers who will continue to actively seek the knowledge as deep as possible and always think critically for the development of better research in the future.