Urban and Regional Development


25 MARCH 2018

The digital revolution and the rising internet penetration continues generating abundant citizen’ digital trace, which provide more opportunity to observe behavioural patterns, especially in urban areas. Data-driven-city, smart cities, are few names of phenomenon which leveraging the use of new types of data, innovation and latest technology to better understanding dynamics of the city for developing sustainable and resilient city.

The sixth Research Dive hopes to make a contribution to this cause by enhancing the familiarity of researchers with several datasets, including news and social media data, geospatial data, official statistics, among others. The sixth research dive aims to generate insights on water access, energy consumption, health, and regional development. The event will be organized on 25-28 March 2018, at Pulse Lab Jakarta office. 

The participants will be grouped into four research teams, focusing on:

  • Task 1 - Designing regional development policy by analysing social events, news media data and its network from GDELT platform.
  • Task 2 - Assessing the accessibility to (emergency) health facilities in Sumatra, by analysing multiple sources of data such as transportation infrastructure distribution and health facility locations.  
  • Task 3 - Monitoring water access for water supply infrastructure planning.
  • Task 4 - Inferring energy consumption towards urban development by combining social media activity density and socio-economics statistics.   

The information package of the sixth Research Dive is accessible here.

How to Apply?

If you are interested to apply Research Dive, please complete and submit the online application through Research Dive EasyChair site. If you do not have EasyChair account, please sign up by following the instruction on the site.

Before you submit your application, please ensure your supporting documents are ready to be uploaded within one PDF file, including:

  • Curriculum Vitae in English (including year of education, list of research and publications, without including any certificates)
  • A recommendation letter in English from anyone familiar with the applicant’s research skills
  • One page document in English that explains the most and second most interested tasks among the four tasks, explaining (a) an applicant’s relevant research experience and (b) her/his ideas for potential approaches to tackle the tasks of interest.

To download the guidelines for sending submission, please click here.

Should you have any inquiries, please contact us by sending email to plj-proposals@un.or.id. Please do not send your application to our email.


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