5th Virtual International Conference of Interreligious and Intercultural Studies (ICIIS)

2 October 2020 – Denpasar – Bali

Universitas Hindu Indonesia Denpasar in collaboration with
Indonesian Consortium of Religious Studies (ICRS), Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), and International Federation of Social Sciences Organization (IFSSO)

We are pleased to announce a call for papers on the virtual international conference theme

Future Cities of the World


According to estimations from the World Urban Agenda, in the next fifty years or so, 80% of human beings will occupy the cities or will live in urban areas across the world. Thus, there will be massive urbanization, resulting in a variety of problems and issues.
For one, food security will be an issue, as village dwellers move to urban centers to seek better lives, wealth, and position in modern cities. In this regard, who will plant the rice and vegetables in the fields with all young, non-disabled, and potential farmers move to become city dwellers? Who will protect and take care of the forests, mountains, and rivers that run deep into the rural areas to supply the cities with fresh water, irrigation, and other rural products?
Another set of problems concerns settlements of these new urban dwellers who have decided to occupy the cities, hoping to make a good living. No doubt, there will be an exponential increase in problems associated with public housing, public facilities and transportation, traffic jam, pollution, crime rates, and many other socio-economic and environmental problems.
For that matter, stakeholders such as governments, policymakers, urban planners, scholars/academics, non-governmental organizations, and the community of practitioners need to addresses the problems and issues in one way or the other. Some of these problems and issues could be categorized as follows:
1. Green and Sustainable Cities
2. Social Justice and Human Dignity in Cities
3. Smart, Innovative and Futuristic Cities
4. Urban Planning and Architecture
5. Faith and Urban Resilience
6. Urban-Rural Linkages
7. Social Networks in Cities
The virtual international conference is scheduled to take place on Friday, 2 October 2020. Government officers, scholars/academics, NGO activists from Indonesia and around the world will be invited to join the panel discussions. This virtual international conference will also be attended by participants from the Interfaith Council on Urbanism (IRCU).

Areas of inquiry

Civil Engineering
Regional and Urban Planning
Religion and Ecology
Law and Social Justice
Environmental Humanities
Anthropology of the Everyday
Climate Change Ethics
Environmental Science
Indigenous Environmental Knowledge
Faith-Based Care for the Environment
Political Ecology
Sustainable Consumerism
Urban Economics
Gender Studies

Keynote speaker

M. Basoeki Hadimoeljono – Indonesia Minister of Public Works and Housing
Infrastructure development refers to green and sustainable principles

Invited Speaker

Ida Bagus Rai Dharmawijaya Mantra (Major of Denpasar)
Ngakan Ketut Acwin Dwijendra (Faculty of Engineering, Udayana University, Denpasar)
Andre van Eymeren (Urban Shalom Society, Australia)
Purnamawati (Kagoshima University, Japan)
Sachi Ando (Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University, Japan)
I Wayan Muka (Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Hindu Indonesia Denpasar)
Grace Dyrness (HUB Urban Initiatives, USA)

Discussants – Moderators

I Ketut Ardhana (UNHI, Denpasar)
Dicky Sofjan (ICRS – Postgraduate School, UGM)
Yekti Maunati (LIPI, Indonesia)
Mochamad Indrawan (RCCC – Universitas Indonesia)

Steering Committee
Prof. Dr. Phil. I Ketut Ardhana, M. A. – Chair of Widya Kerthi Foundation
Prof. Dr. drh. I Made Damriyasa, M. S. – Rector of UNHI, Denpasar

Organizing Committee
I Komang Gde Santhyasa, S.T., M.T.
NGA Diah Ambarwati Kardinal, S.T., M.T.
Nevi Diah Pratiwi, SE.

Made Adi Widyatmika
M: +62 81338687900 – WA: +62 87761543739 – P: +62 361 462486
mail: ijiis@unhi.ac.id

Schedule on 2 October 2020

Bali time Program Remarks Host/Chair
9:00-9:10 Opening session Welcoming the participant Putri Ariyani
9:10-9:15 National anthem of Indonesia Virtual choir
9:15-9:20 Invocation Religious chanting by IB Suatama
9:20-9:30 Opening speech Rector of UNHI
9:30-10:00 Keynote Address Indonesian Minister of Public Works and Housing Dicky Sofjan
10:00-11:00 Plenary I a.    Ida Bagus Rai Mantra: Smart City Implementation in the Context of Cultural City Development

b.    Ngakan Ketut Acwin Dwijendra: Socio-Physical Transformation Towards Sustainable Future Cities Morphology in Indonesia

c.     Andre van Eymeren: Towards a Full Life: A Dialogue Between Shalom and Sustainability

d.    Purnamawati: Osaki Town in Non-incineration Waste Disposal Management Osaki System as Sustainable System towards to International Global Standards

Yekti Maunati/Sri Sunarti
11:00-11:20 Discussion – QA Discussant: Mochamad Indrawan
11:20-12:05 Plenary II a.    Sachi Ando: Spiritual Response to COVID-19 from a Sociocultural Perspective

b.    I Wayan Muka: Strategy in Handling Infrastructure Projects during the Covid-19 Pandemic

c.     Grace Roberts Dyrness: Crisis and Hope Among the World’s Urban Poor: Religion responds to COVID-19

I Ketut Ardhana
12:05-12:30 Discussion – QA Discussant: Dicky Sofjan
13:30-14:45 Parallel session A: Parallel A1:

1.   I Ketut Ardhana: Denpasar as a Smart City in Bali: from Traditional Palace to the Modern City

2.   I Wayan Ardika: Denpasar is Developing to City of Culture

3.   Ni Luh Sutjiati Beratha: Multiculturalism in Denpasar

4.   Ida Wahyuni Iskandar: Gender and Political Participation in East Kalimantan Governor Election 2008-2018

5.   Paul Martens: Nature, Interreligious Cooperation, and Hope for the Future of the City

6.   Henny Warsilah: Organizing Smart, Innovative and Futuristic Cities through Participation of Marginal City Groups and Inclusive Political Strategies: Case Study of Kampong Aquarium in North Jakarta.

7.   Mamta Brahmbhatt, Use Now and Plant Later – A sustainable environmental strategy, A study to analyze perception about plantable products

Hakan Gullerce







Parallel A2:

1.   Yekti Maunati: Shaping of Cities’ Identities with Cultural Uniqueness: Handicraft markets/shops and Night Bazaars in the Chiang Mai, Thailand and Hanoi, Vietnam

2.   Preeti Oza: Imposed Demographic Shift: Crisis of Indian Migrants during COVID Pandemic

3.   Gusti Ayu Surtiari: Urban farming as a bottom-up coping strategy during COVID-19: an opportunity to build sustainable cities

4.   Sri Sunarti Purwaningsih: The Slum-Dwellers: Challenge to Achieve Development Sustainable Cities and Communities in Indonesia

5.   Abdul Fikri Angga Reksa: Ecosystem-Based Adaptation to Climate Crisis for Urban Areas: an Analysis of Surabaya and Ho Chi Minh City

6.   Lamijo: Border Policy in Vietnam: The Dynamic of Mong Cai Border City’s Development

7.   Betty Rositasari: From a “Ghost Town” to a Bustling Border Town: The Development of Mong Cai Border City in Vietnam

Nestor Castro
14:45-15:00 Break
15:00-16:15 Parallel session B: Parallel B1:

1.   Dundin Zaenuddin: Equal Opportunity of New Urban Paradigm: Reflection of Bandung City and Its Future

2.   Made Novia Indriani: Development of Urban and Rural Transportation Through Improving and Maintaining Road Pavement Conditions in Bali

3.   Putu Nomy Yasintha: The Use of Virtual Reality for Tourism: Opportunities and Challenges

4.   I Dewa Ayu Putri Wirantari: Digital Village Innovation in Building a Village Administration Information System in Punggul Village

5.   Muhammad Nur Prabowo Setyabudi: Character Based Ecology: Insights from Environmental Virtue Ethics

6.   A. A. A. Cahaya Wardani: Asta Kosala-Kosali. Hydrology and Tri Hita Karana in Legian

Hakan Gullerce
Parallel B2:

1.   Fransiska Dewi Setyowati Sunaryo.: Koperasi in Denpasar Bali: Challenges and Opportunities

2.   Ni Made Putri Ariyanti: A Case Study of Expressive Language Disorder in 4 Years Old Children

3.   Ida Ayu Arniati: Tutur Aji Saraswati: Hermeneutics Perspective

4.   I Kadek Satria: Transformation of Community Behavior in Meboros Tradition in Forest Preservation in Busungbiu, Buleleng

5.   Ni Luh Putu Wiwin Astari: The Phenomency of the Bali Tradition as a Form of Existence for Hindu Women in Bali Province

6.   I Wayan Sudiarsa: Balaganjur Arts Learning Strategy in Denpasar

Nestor Castro
16:15-16:25 Summary Dicky Sofjan Putri Ariyani
16:25-16:35 Vote of thanks Chairman: I Ketut Ardhana Putri Ariyani



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