SMART CITY invited US Scholar Prof. Ruth L. Steiner to Indonesia

24-07-2019 • 09.00
SMART CITY collaborated with Quality in Research (QiR) Committee and Tanri Abeng University (TAU) to conduct joint activities in which US scholar Prof. Ruth Steiner from the University of Florida was invited to share her research knowledge and experience with Indonesian academics, scholars, and professionals. There were three events held by each committee: the 16th International Conference on Quality in Research by QiR team in Padang, Academic Writing Workshop & Public Lecture by SMART CITY in Depok, and Research Visit at TAU by the university’s team.
Ruth L. Steiner, Ph.D is a professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at aSMART CITY’s partner university in the US, the University of Florida, where she is also the Director of the Center for Health and the Built Environment. One of her research interests lies in Transportation Policy and Planning; and therefore, she delivered the topic of “Planning for Risk in Transportation Planning in the Face of Climate Change” in a public lecture held by SMART CITY on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at Chevron Room, the Faculty of Engineering of Universitas Indonesia. This public lecture was attended by scholars, academics, and practitioners from a number of institutions, and it was broadcasted online through a live-stream video (click here to watch). Therre was an interactive discussion between Prof. Steiner and the participants who were of diverse backgrounds and fresh perspectives to the table.
A day earlier, SMART CITY also held an academic writing workshop with Prof. Steiner as the mentor. Here participants were required to bring the manuscript drafts to be consulted with her during the Academic Writing Clinic session. The workshop, held at the Engineering Center of the Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia, began with a material presentation by Prof. Steiner and was followed by a discussion and group consultation. There were a total of 44 participants from a range of institutions attending the workshop, and among of them were 23 master’s and doctoral students.

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