Interview: Tri Rismaharini, Mayor of Surabaya

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Smart City, Smart Leader

Interview by Anton Adianto | Photo by Bagus Tri Laksono & Surabaya City Council Doc.

The pulse of Surabaya keeps beating faster through the city’s accelerating economic development and the completion of several infrastructure projects. All this activity is making Surabaya the nation’s next modern megapolitian area. However, behind these advances; there’s been a respected figure with who has a clear determination and vision: Tri Rismaharini. One of the most influential women in the nation, Ibu Risma, as she is known, has been the mayor of Surabaya for the last six years. Risma also earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture and a master’s degree in urban development management from Institut Teknologi 10 November Surabaya. During her administration, the city has developed a more attractive façade, while its citizens have been enjoying a rapidly improving quality of life.

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This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (77thEdition) in 2016.

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