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Dr. Alyas Widita is Assistant Professor in Urban Design program at Monash University, Indonesia. He works at the intersection of the built environment, transportation, and urban analytis, with a particular focus on developing Asia.

In his most recent research, he has conducted impact evaluation of new transit opening, i.e., the MRT Jakarta – Indonesia’s first subway, on congestion and travel behavior; estimated the effects of ride-hailing services on vehicle registration and road safety across Indonesian districts; explored the spatiotemporal variation of housing prices using million data points; developed a causal framework for estimating the impact of rural-urban migration on travel behavior.

He designs his overall research program as an avenue to address theoretically driven and policy relevant research questions. As a practice- and policy-oriented researcher, he has consulted with the World Bank and contributed to the successful completion of multi-year research projects sponsored by the Georgia Department of Transportation (United States). Alyas holds a PhD in City and Regional Planning from Georgia Institute of Technology.

University Service

Program Coordinator, Urban Design (Monash University Indonesia)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

City and Regional Planning, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

Award Date: 2 May 2020

Research area keywords

  • Built Environment
  • Transportation
  • Urban Design
  • Urban Analytics

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