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Joyoboyo Public Transport Interchange. Surabaya, Indonesia

Hansen Partnership in Indonesia

March 2, 2017

Hansen will join the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) for the 2017 Indonesia Australia Business Week  (IABW), being held in Jakarta in March.

IABW will take place across five cities in the week of 6–10 March 2017 and comprises a range of trade, investment, education and tourism events. With negotiations continuing to progress the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, IABW aims to assist Australian businesses in exploring the diverse commercial opportunities in Indonesia.

Director of Landscape Architecture, Steve Schutt, and Urban Design Associate, Gerhana Waty, will take part in the Resilient Cities stream of the program which includes site visits to Malang (in East Java) and Jakarta. The Resilient cities program prioritise master planning, urban design and natural resource management to create liveable and sustainable urban environments. This stream closely aligns with Hansen’s previous work in Indonesia and South East Asia, particularly the Surabaya Urban Corridor Development Strategy, which was recently recognised at the 2016 AILA National Awards for Landscape Architecture.

Steve and Gerhana will also be attending the The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Business Summit on March 6. Indonesia, as the current Chair of IORA, will host the first ever IORA Leaders’ Summit on 7 March 2017 in Jakarta under the theme “Strengthening Maritime Cooperation for a Peaceful, Stable, and Prosperous Indian Ocean”. The Summit will bring together the Leaders of the 21 IORA Member States and its 7 Dialogue Partners as well as other special invitees including H.E Mr. Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia, H.E Mr. Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa, H.E Mr. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India and H.E Mr. Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia.

We look forward to Steve and Gerhana sharing their ideas and experiences with the rest of the team on their return to Australia.

Image: Joyoboyo Public Transport Interchange. Surabaya, Indonesia, photo by Hansen Partnership.

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