16 07 2019


Official link:


Geo-Enabling Indonesia 4.0

Thursday, 22 August 2019
Raffles Hotel Jakarta

Meet Esri President and founder
Jack Dangermond

And great speaker from international and local such as:
– Darmin Nasution SE, Ph.D – Minister of Economic Coordinator
– Prof. Dr. Ir. Hasanuddin Z. Abidin – Head of BIG
– Omar Maher – Director AI of Esri Inc
– Dr Achmad Istamar – CEO Esri Indonesia
– Tjahjadi Rahardja – Director of Jababeka

We also have panel discussion and case study sharing from some of Indonesia huge customers of Esri and some of Esri Indonesia expertise in ArcGIS.

Early bird until 25 June, with 30% discount.
and be part of Geo Enabling Indonesia 4.0

Any inquiries or question please visit our website or contact us at

See you there !!! 😁


Riparian Landscape Management

18 08 2018

Riparian Landscape Management in the Midstream of Ciliwung River as Supporting Water Sensitive Cities Program with Priority of Productive Landscape

TUZ NoviandiRL Kaswanto and HS Arifin


Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd
IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental ScienceVolume 91conference 1


Nowadays, Ciliwung River is facing problem of the settlement occupation in its riparian zones. This phenomenon caused ecological damage in riparian, so it can aggravate the disaster of annual flooding in Jakarta. As an effort to control this catastrophe, riparian landscape management of Ciliwung River is needed. Based on its topography, Ciliwung River is divided into three segments, there are the upstream, the midstream, and the downstream. Data shows that riparian in the midstream is the largest area, it covers more than 60% of the total riparian area. This segment is very important to be managed in order to reduce runoff towards the downstream. The method used was comparing many standards to get the ideal riparian width in the midstream, which is 50 m for urban areas and 100 m for outside the urban areas. Next method was analyzing spatially to get riparian landscape characteristic of Ciliwung River. The result showed that 37.11% of riparian zones in the midstream had occupied by settlement. Analysis of riparian function and utilization had held by using Analytical Hierarchy Process. Priority of riparian function in the midstream of Ciliwung River is production. This can be realized with the plan of community garden or inland fisheries. Riparian landscape management in the midstream aims to support the food consumption diversification, and maximize the function of water catchment and water retention in order to support the program of Water Sensitive Cities.

Riparian landscape management

Riparian landscape management

Download free:

 Atau unduh di sini Noviandi_2017_IOP_Conf._Ser.__Earth_Environ._Sci._91_012033


  • [1]

    Albano R, Sole A, Sdao F, Giosa L, Cantisani A and Pascale S. 2014 A Systemic Approach to Evaluate the Flood Vulnerability for an Urban Study Case in Southern Italy J Water Resource and Protection 6351-362


  • [2]

    Arifasihati Y and Kaswanto 2016 Analysis of Land Use and Cover Changes in Ciliwung and Cisadane Watershed in three Decades Procedia Environmental Sciences 33 465-469


  • [3]

    Arifin HS and Nakagoshi N. 2011 Landscape ecology and urban biodiversity in tropical Indonesian cities J Landscape and Ecological Engineering 7 33-43


  • [4]
    Arroyo AL, Johansen K, Armston J and Phinn S. 2010 Integration of LiDAR and QuickBird imagery for mapping riparian biophysical parameters and land cover types in Australian tropical savannas J Forest and Management 259 598-606
  • [5]

    Barbosa AE, Fernandes JN and David LM 2012 Key Issues for Sustainable Urban Stormwater Management J Water Research 46 6787-6798


  • [6]

    Bertoldi W, Drake NA and Gurnell AM 2011 Interactions between river flows andcolonizing vegetation on a braided river: exploring spatial and temporal dynamics in riparian vegetation cover using satellite data J Earth Surf. Process. Land. 36 1474-1486


  • [7]
    Bertulli JA 1981 Influence of forested wetland on a southern Ontario Watershed Proceeding of The Ontario Wetlands Conference 33-47
  • [8]
    [BPDAS] Balai Pengelolaan DAS Citarum-Ciliwung 2013 (Bogor (ID): Departemen Kehutanan) Rencana Pengelolaan DAS Terpadu DAS Ciliwung
  • [9]

    Castelle AJ, Johnson AW and Conolly C. 1994 Wetlands and stream buffer size requirements [review] J Environmental Quality 23 878-882


  • [10]

    Clerici N, Paracchini ML and Maes J. 2014 Land-cover change dynamics and insights into ecosystem services in European stream riparian zones J Ecohydrology and Hydrobiology 14 107-120


  • [11]
    Divelbiss CF 1994 A Review of Selected Functions of Riparian Buffer Zones and Widths Associated With Them In Rivers Without Boundaries Conference, American Rivers Management Society, (April 1994) 1-7
  • [12]

    Helfield J, Engström J, Michel J, Nilsson C and Jansson R. 2012 Effects of river restoration on riparian biodiversity in secondary channels of the Pite River, Sweden J Environ. Manage. 49 130-141


  • [13]

    Li S, Gu S, Tan X and Zhang Q. 2009 Water quality in the upper Han River basin, China: the impacts of land use/land cover in riparian buffer zone J Hazard. Mater. 165 317-324


  • [14]

    Lynch JA and Corbett ES 1990 Evaluation of best management practices for controlling nonpoint pollution from silvicultural operations J The American Water Resources Association 26 41-52


  • [15]

    Kaswanto 2015 Land Suitability for Agrotourism Through Agriculture, Tourism, Beautification and Amenity (ATBA) Method Procedia Environmental Sciences 24 35-38


  • [16]

    Kaswanto and Utami FNH 2016 The Disparity of Watershed Development between Northern and Southern Region of Java Island Procedia Environmental Sciences 33 21-26


  • [17]
    Maryono A. 2009 Kajian lebar sempadan sungai: studi kasus sungai-sungai di provinsi Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta J Dinamika Teknik Sipil 9 56-66
  • [18]
    Maryono A. 2014 Menangani Banjir, Kekeringan, dan Lingkungan (Yogyakarta (ID): Gadjah Mada University Press)
  • [19]
    [MONASH UNIVERSITY]. 2016. What is a Water Sensitive City. Publising. Accessed 30 October 2016
  • [20]
    Naiman RJ, Decamps H and McClain M. 2005 (Academic Press) Riparia – Ecology, Conservation, and Management of Streamside Communities 448 ISBN: 9780126633153
  • [21]

    Saaty TL 2008 Decision Making with The Analytic Hierarchy Process Int J Services Sciences 1 83-98


  • [22]

    Sliva L and Williams DD 2001 Buffer zone versus whole catchment approaches to studying land use impact on river water quality J Water Res. 35 3462-3472


  • [23]

    Stella JC, Rodríguez-González PM, Dufour S and Bendix J. 2013 Riparian vegetation research in Mediterranean-climate regions: common patterns, ecological processes, and considerations for management J Hydrobiologia 719 291-315


  • [24]

    Stevaux JC, Corradini FA and Aquino S. 2012 Connectivity processes and riparian vegetation of the upper Paraná River, Brazil J South American Earth Sciences 46 113-121


  • [25]
    Wong, T. 2015. Water Sensitive Cities: a road map for cities adaptation to climate and population pressures on urban water. Publishing. Accessed 30 October 2016
  • [26]

    Xia J, Zhai X, Zeng S and Zhang Y. 2014 Systematic solutions and modeling on eco-water and its allocation applied to urban river restoration: case study in Beijing, China J Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology 14 39-54



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:

SRTM-logo (Source:



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.