Dr. Bakti (Bobi) Setiawan is a professor in Urban Planning, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia. He graduated from Master Program in Urban and Regional Planning, University of Waterloo, Canada, and PhD. Program in Community and Regional Planning, the University of British Columbia, Canada in 1998.
In 2001, he was appointed as the Director for Centre for Environmental Studies, Gadjah Mada University – a leading research center in the university. After four productive years in that center, he was then elected as the Director for the Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning, Department of Architecture and Planning.
In 2010, he got a promotion as a professor in Urban Planning from Gadjah Mada University. Besides teaching, he serves also as adhoc-advisory board in several ministries at the central government of Indonesia, including Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, and also Ministry of Education and Culture. From the year 2015 to 2019, he served as a member of the National Experts Team on Heritage Conservation, helping the Ministry of Culture to assess national heritage property nominations. Currently, he is also an Executive Committee member of Asian Planning School Association/APSA as well as Global Planning Education Association Network/GPEAN.