Greetings from ITS Surabaya

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the CITIES International Conference 2022. This event is hosted by the Urban and Regional Planning Department, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Surabaya. 

After 20 years of its establishment, the department has become one of the leading planning schools, further proven by this international conference. It is our great honor in particular and ITS in general that this event is trusted upon us. We believe that this opportunity will increase our reputation in the eye of the international academia. 

This year, CITIES, as an annual event, will be held for its 16th term. We believe that this conference has been and will continuously serve as a meeting platform for urban and regional planners, academia, practitioners, and researchers from around the world. We also credit this conference to be one of the media to discuss and share current topics in urban and regional planning.

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning ITS Surabaya aims to explore Sustainability and productivity challenges in system of cities, the Interconnection challenge in system of cities and system of cities Future Development. It’s all will be accommodated into the main topic conference in this year that is the challenge of the system of cities.

I hope this conference will contribute to the development of cities and regions. Together with other academics, policymakers, practitioners, and other stakeholders, we are ready to face challenges in the future and be part of a team to build a city that is better, more comfortable, and more humane. I believe that this conference is a great opportunity to exchange knowledge and information in many aspects.

Cahyono Susetyo, PhD.
Head of Departement
Urban and Regional Planning ,
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember