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Gerhana Waty at the 2017 IFLA Asia-Pac Awards

Australian Best Practice Recognised at International Awards

November 6, 2017

Hansen Partnership was recognised at the  International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) 10th IFLA Asia-Pac Landscape Architecture (LA) Awards at a gala dinner in Bangkok in November, as part of the 2017 IFLA Asia Pacific Congress.

The Surabaya Urban Corridor Development Strategy  received an Award of Excellence in the Analysis & Master Planning category. The project was a collaboration between Hansen and Singapore’s SUTD on behalf of The World Bank.

An Award of Excellence is the prestigious recognition for excellence in overall planning, design quality and practice, strongly demonstrated in the process and execution of the works under its category.

 “The Surabaya Urban Corridor Development Strategy was an important initiative for Surabaya as one of Indonesia’s largest and fast-growing cities, as a model of integrated urban transport planning and design.  Importantly the project is a demonstration of Australia’s leadership in capacity building and disseminating world’s best practice in urban design and master planning on a global scale” Noted Hansen’s Director of Urban Design, Craig Czarny.

In accepting the award, Gerhana Waty, Urban Design Associate at Hansen Partnership said:

“This project demonstrates critical importance to align infrastructure project opportunities with local context and needs. While the Hansen team brought a fresh perspective and technology to dissect, analyse and address urban issues that are typical in a burgeoning South East Asian context, the Local Team (led by BAPPEKO – Surabaya) gave us a valued understanding of the practicalities of the Indonesian planning system, facilitating the best possible outcome for the people of Surabaya. The success of our project methodology was underpinned by highlighting the importance of a two-way capacity building between the international and local experts in ensuring the learning of this project is applicable for future urban initiatives in Indonesia.” Said Ms Waty.

The prestigious IFLA Asia-Pacific Region Landscape Architecture Awards, now known as the IFLA Asia-Pac LA Awards, aims to create a stronger awareness and recognition of landscape architecture as one of the key professions that plays a key role in shaping our cities and our environments towards a better, more resilient future.

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