International Seminar: friendlycity Research on Implementation



11-12 October 2017


When a decentralized system of government began to be developed in Indonesia through decentralization, city and county governments held most strategic role in the management of the city. Increasingly complex city problems such as social, economic, cultural and physical, are demanding a more comprehensive solution concept. One of the concepts that are considered relevant as a solution to the complexity of urban problems today is the idea of ​​a friendly city. Friendly city is an ideal picture of a city that every life of people well-accommodated, comfortable and fair in city spaces. The idea of ​​the friendly city has become essential to be a discourse in relation to the Medan’s anniversary moment that has been aged more than four and a half centuries.  In realizing this ideal pedestrian vision need Test Case. In this case the issues that raised as an example is the planning, structuring and managing the pedestrian. The background of the election is because the pedestrian is a city level that contact with people daily but still has not received serious attention.

A forum for discussion of the friendly city has ever seminar on the International Seminar 1st Friendly City: Towards a Friendly City, as part of One Decade Anniversary of Architecture at the University of Sumatera Utara November 2001; International Seminar 2nd Friendly City: Urban Development Management for Friendly City in 2003; and International Seminar 3rd Friendly City: Friendly City for Urban Tourism in 2011. As a continuation of the seminar, Architecture Graduate Program Magister USU cooperate with the government of Medan intends to organize International Seminar on Friendly City: Research to Implementation. The seminar aims to collect a variety of positive thoughts about the management of developing friendly city, especially to apply the concept to the real problems of urban in various parts of the world today. For that much needed donations thoughts and experiences of practitioners of government that will be combined with conceptual theories by experts. Thus it is expected will be obtained a more comprehensive and applicable problem-solving framework.



  • As the media to gather ideas of the tourism management for the friendly city
  • As a medium for sharing experiences in management of urban development, particularly from practitioners of governance in various parts of the world
  • As a medium to unite the theory of experts with real experience from government practitioners.


​Grand Aston City Hall Hotel and Serviced Residences Medan​

Phone(62-61) 4557 000​

Address Jl. Balai Kota No. 1 Medan 20112 Sumatera Utara - Indonesia



  • ​Architectural Theory and Critic
  • Building Technology
  • Development Studies
  • Economic Growth and Development
  • Heritage and Built Environment
  • Human and Society
  • Organization and Management
  • Physical Environment
  • Quality of Lifes
  • Patial Change & Geographic Information Technologies
  • Sustainable Built Environment
  • Town Planning


Ir. Nurlisa Ginting, M.SC., PhD., IPM (University of Sumatera Utara)

Dr. Eng. Himsar Ambarita (University of Sumatera Utara)

Prof. Dr. Runtung Sitepu,S.H., M.Hum (Chairman – University of Sumatera Utara)
Drs. Mahyuddin K. M. Nasution, M.I.T. PhD (Vice Chairman in Research, Community Services and Coorperation – University of Sumatera Utara)

M. Nawawiy Loebis, Prof., Ir., M.Phil., Ph.D (University of Sumatera Utara) INDONESIA
Vanni Puccioni (University of Florence) ITALY
Marco Sala, Prof. (University of Florence) ITALY
Yenny Rachmayati, Ph.D ,MSHD&M, BArch (Swinburne University of Technology) AUSTRALIA
Julaihi Wahid, Prof., Ar., Dr. (University Malaysia Sarawak) MALAYSIA
Nor'Aini, Prof., Ir., Dr. (University of Science Malaysia) MALAYSIA
Kausar Hj. Ali, Prof., Dr. (University of Science Malaysia) MALAYSIA
Dina C. Magnaye, Ph.D, EnP (University of the Philippines) PHILIPPINES
Geomiilie S. Tumamao-Guittap (University of the Philippines) PHILIPPINES
Leonora P. Gonzales, Ph.D (University of the Philippines) PHILIPPINES
Delik Hudalah, ST, MT, M.Sc., Ph.D. (Bandung Institute of Technology) INDONESIA
Widjaja Martokusumo, Prof., Ir., Dr.Ing (Bandung Institute of Technology) INDONESIA
Pradono, Prof., SE., M.Ec.Dev., Dr.Eng (Bandung Institute of Technology) INDONESIA
Hanson Endra Kusuma, ST, M.Eng., Dr.Eng (Bandung Institute of Technology) INDONESIA
Indra Budiman Syamwil, Ph.D (Bandung Institute of Technology) INDONESIA
Indah Widiastuti, ST,MT, Dr. (Bandung Institute of Technology) INDONESIA
Mahyuddin K. M. Nasution, Drs., M.I.T. Ph.D (University of Sumatera Utara) INDONESIA
Nurlisa Ginting, Ir., M.SC., Ph.D., IPM (University of Sumatera Utara) INDONESIA
Dwira N. Aulia, Ir., M.Sc., Ph.D., IPM (University of Sumatera Utara) INDONESIA
Beny O. Y. Marpaung, S.T., M.T., Ph.D., IPM (University of Sumatera Utara) INDONESIA
Hilma Tamiami, S.T., M.Sc., Ph.D (University of Sumatera Utara) INDONESIA
Achmad Delianur Nasution, ST., MT., Ph.D (University of Sumatera Utara) INDONESIA
Himsar Ambarita, Dr. Eng. (University of Sumatera Utara) INDONESIA
Ridwan, Ir., MT. (Bandung Institute of Technology) INDONESIA

Dwira N. Aulia, Ir., M.Sc., PhD., IPM (University of Sumatera Utara)
Beny O. Y. Marpaung, S.T., M.T., PhD., IPM (University of Sumatera Utara)
Wahyuni Zahrah, S.T., M.S. (University of Sumatera Utara)
N. Vinky Rahman, Ir., MT. (University of Sumatera Utara)
Hilma Tamiami Fachrudin, S.T., M.Sc., PhD (University of Sumatera Utara)
Wewin Inge, S.T. (University of Sumatera Utara)


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