The 3rd ISSLD 2017 Call for Papers

1 09 2017
The 3rd ISSLD 2017 Call for Papers

The 3rd ISSLD 2017 Call for Papers

Dear Beloved Colleagues,

We are very glad to invite you to join The 3rd International Symposium on Sustainable Landscape Development 2017 (The 3rd ISSLD 2017). The event will be held on November 14th and 15th, 2017 at IPB International Convention Center in Bogor, Indonesia. The 3rd ISSLD 2017 is calling for papers.

The 3rd ISSLD 2017 will bring together researchers, professional, stakeholders, and community working on landscape development, which is the essential networking for sustainable future landscape assessment. The theme of this year symposium is URBAN RESILIENCE. This is including Mitigation, Sustainability, and Resilience in the urban landscape.

The 3rd ISSLD 2017 will be performed by experienced keynote addresses, advanced of invited talks and overseas contributed speakers. They will share their ideas in the form of oral presentations and poster sessions. The 3rd ISSLD 2017 is calling for papers from any field related to landscape including environment, ecology, and sociocultural aspect.

As the symposium is getting close, we are reminding you the important dates:

Abstract Submission Deadline:
September 30th, 2017

Acceptance Notification:
October 7th, 2017

Full-Paper Submission Deadline:
October 30th, 2017

The Symposium:
November 14th, 2017

The Excursion:
November 15th, 2017

Registration Form:

Registration Fee:…/registrati…/registration-fee/

Here we send you the 3rd ISSLD 2017 flyer. For more detail information, please visit our website at:

Thank you for your very kind attention and collaboration.

We really appreciate if you could help us to spread this information to your colleagues who are interested in this idea. We are looking forward to discussing with you at Bogor and we absolutely believe that your contribution will create the symposium fruitful for all of us, and also for landscape society.

Warmest regards,
Chairman of Organizing Committee
Dr. Kaswanto
+62 812 1939739

The 3rd International Symposium on Sustainable Landscape Development 2017 (The 3rd ISSLD 2017).

Best Poster the 2nd ISSLD 2016

24 11 2016


Best Poster the 2nd ISSLD 2016

Best Poster the 2nd ISSLD 2016

Best Poster the 2nd ISSLD 2016 was awarded for two posters which have been presented during poster session. One of the winner goes to Mr. Muhammad Zainul Islami as he presented a poster entitled Landscape Design Process of Lakewood Nava Park BSD City Based on Smart Growth Concept. 




Landscape Design Process of Lakewood Nava Park BSD City Based on Smart Growth Concept



Muhammad Zainul Islami1, Kaswanto2

1Research Scholar, Department of Landscape Architecture, Bogor Agricultural University, West Java, Indonesia.

2Lecturer, Department of Landscape Architecture, Bogor Agricultural University, West Java, Indonesia.




A comfortable and green housing area in a city is a must for the people live in a city. The rapid development in a city caused greater need for land. This problem happens simultaneously with environmental problem globally such as growing number of people, pollution, excessive exploitation of resource, and decreasing in ethic of land uses. The design of Lakewood Nava Park BSD City prioritizes on pedestrian and walkable environment to apprehend those problems. Lakewood Nava Park is a landscape design project conducted by landscape consultant company, Sheils Flynn Asia. The concept of Smart Growth used as a recommendation for Lakewood Nava Park design. Smart Growth is a city planning and transportation theory which expand a city into a walkable city. The method used on this research is a comparison between landscape design process and Booth theory, also analyze ten principle concept of Smart Growth at the project. Generally, the comparison between design process and Booth theory resulted a slight difference in term and separate phase. The analysis result from Smart Growth concept is around 70% has been applied, and the rest 30% applied after the design has been built. By using Smart Growth principle, the purpose of Lakewood Nava Park design can be applied well.


The 2nd ISSLD 2016 with Keynote Speaker Dr. Bima Arya, City Mayor of Bogor

The 2nd ISSLD 2016 with Keynote Speaker Dr. Bima Arya, City Mayor of Bogor

Best Poster Symposium LISAT 2016

2 11 2016
Best Poster Symposium LISAT 2016

Best Poster Symposium LISAT 2016

Best Poster Symposium LISAT 2016

Carbon Stock and Plants Biodiversity of Pekarangan in Cisadane Watershed West Java

Tatag Aisyah Filqisthia1 and Regan Leonardus Kaswanto1

1Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Agriculture, Bogor Agricultural University

aCorresponding Author

Telp: +62 856 9740 3739

Email address:

Abstract. The climate change has caused the uncertainties in human life, which impacts the food security. The presence of vegetation in Pekarangan can be proposed to mitigate global climate change impacts by CO2 sequestration and at the same time to promote the availability of food for the community. Pekarangan is one of the small landscape agroforestry system that have functions in terms of economic, social, and ecological. Management of landscape services in pekarangan will reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions, which mean create a low carbon society (LCS) that support the food security. The aims of this research is to calculate carbon stock and biodiversity in pekarangan, and to compare carbon stock and biodiversity on three levels of Cisadane Watershed. Four groups of Pekarangan defined on a purposive random sampling. Those four groups are G1 (Pekarangan size less than 120 m2 and doesn’t have other agricultural land (no other agricultural land – OAL), G2 (<120 m2 with OAL < 1000 m2), G3 (120-400 m2 with no OAL) and G4 (120-400 m2 with OAL < 1000 m2). Allometric models were developed to estimate aboveground biomass of vegetation, and an inventory was conducted in 48 pekarangan. Shannon Weiner Index (H’) and Margalef Index (Dm) are used  to evaluate biodiversity, averaged 2,84 and 5,10 (G1); 2,55 and 4,27 (G2); 2,56 and 4,52 (G3); 2,68 and 4,84 (G4), while carbon stock averaged 33,20 Mg Carbon/ha (G1); 29,97 Mg/ha (G2); 59,18 Mg/ha (G3); and 40,98 Mg/ha (G4). There is no relationship between biodiversity with carbon stock on pekarangan (R2 = 0,02), or tree’s biodiversity with carbon stock (R2 = 0,23). High resolution satellite imagery can be used to extrapolate carbon stock and plants biodiversity of Pekarangan at watershed level.

Keywords: biodiversity, carbon stock, low carbon landscapes, watershed management

Bersama Ketua Panitia Dr. Yudi Setiawan

Bersama Ketua Panitia Dr. Yudi Setiawan (ki-ka: Tatag Aisyah, Dr. Kaswanto, Dr. Yudi Setiawan, Afifa Karima)



The Disparity of Watershed Development between Northern and Southern Region of Java Island

17 04 2016


My article entitled “The Disparity of Watershed Development between Northern and Southern Region of Java Island” has been published. Please take a look at a glance!

Watershed Development

The disparity in Java Island can be observed from the difference of development between northern and southern watershed, particularly in the west part of Java. The northern region (NR) is represented by Cisadane and Ciliwung Watershed, while the southern region (SR) is Cimandiri and Cibuni Watershed. Those four watersheds are burst out from the same mountain which can be assumed the biophysical and geology conditions are similar, thus the driving force predominantly comes from human intervention. The disparities are coming from human force such as population, urbanization, migration, accessibility and others socio-economic factors. Although the watershed length and topographic condition are also force the disparities. This research aims to figure out the driving force of disparities between NR and SR, and arrange some recommendations to mitigate and adapt the environmental issues. The annual rate of land use and cover change (LUCC) shows that the forest reduction in the NR is twice than the SR and the agriculture land lost in the NR is three times than the SR. It means the NR is rapidly changed to built-up area, while the SR is slowly changed, but the SR gradually follows the NR condition. In addition, the average growth rate of population and the annual GDP in the NR are reached five times than the SR.


Source: Procedia Environmental SciencesVolume 33, 2016, Pages 21–26

Please download the full paper here:

SRTM-1 (1 Arc second) Available at 30m

12 01 2015
SRTM-logo (Source:

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From now on, SRTM-1 can beat the free ASTER-DGM with a large global coverage. It’s worthy to give it a try. Have fun in examining the new data for your region!

For Indonesian Scientist please give your best shot for proving our capability. Ayo duong!!!


Agrotourism Land Suitability by ATBA Method

11 12 2014


ATBA Method

Agrotourism Land Suitability by ATBA Method

SBE Method (Daniel and Boster 1976)

SBE Calculation

Agrotourism as an accession of human needs has to be appropriated in term of sustainability, suitability, beautification and comfortability. Therefore, a research to evaluate this activity has been elaborated through a method of four aspects, namely agriculture, tourism, beautification and amenity (ATBA). It means the landscape development has to promote sustainable for agriculture, suitable for tourism activity, esthetically beautiful for environment and comfortable for amenity resources. The spatial approach was designed by combining the value of landscape element through LANDSAT satellite image. The aim of this research is to design an optimal land management scenario from four aspects of ATBA method. The result shows that the area of highest scale for each aspect, i.e. agriculture covers 14,624 ha (63.2% of total watershed area), tourism about 8,908 ha (38.5%), beautification occupies 9,302 ha (40.2%), and amenity reaches 7,103 ha (30.7%). The final result from overlay of all aspects is performed in four levels i.e. 3,355 ha (14.5%), moderate 12,657 (54.7%), low 5,946 (25.7%) and nil 1,180 (5.1%). In addition, statistical analysis for beautification aspect was summarized in linier regression between Scenic Beauty Estimation (SBE) and Beautification Rate Index (BRI) as SBE = -16.24 + 21.35BRI. Furthermore a stepwise regression was performed through eight variables i.e. slope variation (X1), relief degree (X2), relief contrast (X3), land use concave (X4), naturalness (X5), land use compatibility (X6), vegetation strata contrast (X7), and internal variation of landscape cohesiveness (X8). The stepwise regression is represented significantly by two variables: X5 and X6, which positively affect the value of SBE which formed SBE = -6.32 + 12.74X5 + 11.58X6. Correlation analysis both amenity rate index (ARI) and BRI was described in ARI = 2.64 + 2.82BRI. The planning and management concepts were derived from triple bottom line benefit strategic aspect: 1) environmental conservation which is implemented by agroforestry concept, 2) community welfare which is approached by landscape beautification management, and 3) landscape amenity services by the rate of comfortable scale.

Keywords: land evaluation; landscape services; remote sensing; scenic beauty estimation (SBE); triple bottom line benefit

Poster Masyarakat Rendah Karbon

10 12 2014

Poster Seminar Hasil Penelitian LPPM IPB tanggal 2 & 3 Desember 2014.

Poster Masyarakat Rendah Karbon Kaswanto IPB

Poster MRK Seminar Hasil LPPM IPB 2&3 Des 2014

POSTER Masyarakat Rendah Karbon:


Kaswanto1, Muhammad Baihaqi2, Akhmad Arifin Hadi1, Bhre Wijaya1, Yuliana Arifasihati1, Ni Putu Ria Febriana1
1Departemen Arsitektur Lanskap, Fakultas Pertanian, Institut Pertanian Bogor
2Departemen Ilmu Nutrisi dan Teknologi Peternakan, Fakultas Peternakan, Institut Pertanian Bogor

Perkembangan zaman dan teknologi menuntut masyarakat untuk selalu tumbuh dan memenuhi kebutuhan hidupnya. Hal tersebut turut mempengaruhi perubahan penutupan dan penggunaan lahan, khususnya dalam kawasan Daerah Aliran Sungai (DAS). Empat DAS yang diteliti, yakni 1) Ciliwung, 2) Cisadane, 3) Cimandiri, and 4) Cibuni masih mengalamai perubahan penutupan dan penggunaan lahan. Hal ini terjadi dan akan terus berlanjut karena bertambahnya pertumbuhan sosial dan ekonomi. Oleh karena itu, diperlukan terobosan yang signifikan untuk menganalisis faktor pendorong perubahan tersebut melalui gerakan Masyarakat Rendah Karbon (MRK) – Low Carbon Socities (LCS), yang dianalisis dengan pemanfaatan teknologi yang ramah dan pintar, yakni GIS dan Remote Sensing. Adapun tujuan dari penelitian ini: 1) memantau dan menganalisis perubahan penutupan dan penggunaan lahan, dan 2) menganalisis faktor pendorong dari perubahan tersebut. Faktor pendorong dari keempat DAS dianalisis melalui citra satelit LANDSAT dalam tiga periode: 1978, 1995/6, dan 2012 dan disajikan melalui olahan statistika. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan penutupan lahan selalu berubah selama tiga periode. Perubahan tersebut diikuti dengan beberapa proses yang pada akhirnya berubah menjadi lahan terbangun dan lahan kering.


Kata Kunci:  Alih Fungsi Lahan, Jasa Lanskap, Lanskap Agroforestri, Low Carbon Societies, Pekarangan 

My Paper about Pekarangan Revitalization has been published.

6 01 2013

My paper entitled “Revitalizing Pekarangan Home Gardens, a Small Agroforestry Landscape for a Low Carbon Society” was published in Hikobia 16: 161–171 on December 2012.

Here is the abstract:

The development of small agroforestry landscapes for low carbon societies can resolve environmental problems in rural areas, particularly in developing countries. Inadequate landscape management practices may suppress economic, social and
ecological development in rural marginal communities. Therefore by revitalizing small agroforestry systems such as pekarangan, marginal communities have the possibility to advance economically, socially and ecologically. The aim of this research is to develop an original environmental service concept around the small agroforestry landscape of pekarangan, a home garden landscape. Those environmental services of pekarangan are (1) biodiversity conservation, (2) carbon stock accumulation, (3) economic resource possession and (4) additional nutrition for humans. It was found pekarangan has high biodiversity and carbon stock may account for up to 20% of forest landscape, while total income could be increased by up to 12.9%. Finally it was recorded that pekarangan may provide 2.0% of daily calorie intake.

If you are interested, please download in the link below.

Kaswanto and Nakagoshi 2012 Hikobia 16_161-171 OK.

or you can go directly to the journal’s website in HIKOBIA (in Japanese).

If you have any questions related this paper, please give some comments in below.

Coral dalam Remote Sensing

29 01 2011

Penelitian yang sifatnya ilmiah dalam dunia Remote Sensing mengenai Coral Reef saat ini memang sangat berkembang. Dalam beberapa bulan ke depan saya akan fokus ke bidang ini. Bila ada rekan-rekan yang memiliki info mengenai Coral Reef dalam dunia RS dan GIS silahkan saja berdiskusi dan share di sini.

Sekedar info, saya sedang mencoba melihat klasifikasi kualitas Coral Reef di Sangarani Bay, Filipina.

Bila ada yang punya pengalaman mengenai ini silahkan share yah…

Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarship Program(JJ/WBGSP) in IDEC, Hiroshima University

16 12 2010

IDEC is one of the host institutions for the regular Master’s program of the Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarship Program(JJ/WBGSP).

Detail here

Outline and necessary procedures for October 2011 Enrollment

Outline for Admission to IDEC with JJ/WBGSP

Application Procedures and Selection Process

Eligibility for JJ/WBGSP

Application for Admission to Graduate Study (JJ/WBGSP)

For detailed information of JJ/WBGSP, refer to

All applicants except for applicants for Special Selection for Senior Citizens are required to submit a language ability certificate.

Master’s Program
Applicants are required to submit an official score certificate of language test as specified below. The scores must be
fewer than two years old at the time of IDEC entrance examination.
Those who choose English
Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC(R))
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL(R)) – either TOEFL-iBT, TOEFL-PBT or TOEFL-CBT
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Those who choose Japanese
Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Japanese Examination of Japanese University Admission for International Student (EJU)
The Final Examination of Preparatory Education to the Foreign Government-sponsored Students granted by the Japanese government in China and Malaysia

TOEIC-IP or TOEFL-ITP results can be accepted those for examinations taken within a university or an equivalent organization.

Doctoral Program
Applicants are required to submit a language ability certificate as specified below:
TOEFL(R) or other equivalent English language test.
Japanese Language Proficiency Test or other equivalent Japanese language test.
Other official documents certifying the language ability.

TOEFL(R) code number for IDEC
, Hiroshima University is 7318. Use the code when you request Educational Testing Service (ETS) to send the Official Score to us.
We DO NOT accept a photocopy of test score documents as valid application materials.

Past exam are available at IDEC Student Support Office from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on our business day.
You can take photocopies at your own expense at the Univ. Coop. on campus. There is no mailing service on request.

Send a letter indicating a course (Master’s or Doctoral), selection category and enrollment period you are going  to apply with a return-envelope.
Return-envelope: Approximately 24 cm ×33 cm sized, with your name, address, and postal code written clearly.
Attach a 200-yen stamp on the envelope (This amount is for domestic postal service in Japan.)
For applicants from oversea: Please enclose self-addressed envelope and 4 International Reply Coupons (IRC)
Please be advised that Express or Registered mail delivery needs additional fee.

Application Mailing & Contact Address

Student Support Office
Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC)
Hiroshima University
1-5-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima, 739-8529 JAPAN