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Deden Rukmana

Professor and Chairperson
Alabama A&M University

Dr. Deden Rukmana is professor and the chairperson of the Department of Community and Regional Planning at Alabama A&M University. He received a PhD degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University and completed master’s degrees from the University of Southern California and Bandung Institute of Technology. He had also served as Co-Chair of the Global Planning Educators Interest Group (2015-2017) and Director at Large of the Georgia Planning Association (2015-2018).

Biography

Dr. Deden Rukmana is professor and the chairperson of the Department of Community and Regional Planning at Alabama A&M University. He received a PhD degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University and completed master’s degrees from the University of Southern California as well as Bandung Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Alabama A&M University, he taught at Savannah State University for twelve years and worked as a planning analyst with the Florida Department of Community Affairs. He also has eight years of experience as urban planner in Indonesia.

His research centers on health disparities and homelessness in the US, and spatial planning and development challenges in Indonesia. His work appears in journals such as Housing Policy Debate, Journal of Planning Education and Research, Children and Youth Services Review, and International Planning Studies. He is also the editor of The Routledge Handbook of Planning Megacities in the Global South (2020).

He had served as a Co-Chair of the Global Planning Educators Interest Group of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (2015-2017), an elected member of the Governing Board of the ACSP (2013-2015) and a Director at Large of the Georgia Planning Association (2015-2018). His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, and US Department of Homeland Security. His works have been cited by many media including AFP, Public Radio International, Straits Times (Singapore), Jakarta Post and Kompas (Indonesia), Diplomat (Australia), El Pais (Mexico), and Nikkei Asian Review (Japan). His blog Indonesia's Urban Studies is one of the world's best city blogs by the Guardian Cities.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Homelessness, health disparity, Geographic Information System and spatial analysis, spatial planning, housing and community development, and international development and planning.

Personal Interests

    Jogging and tennis

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Books

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 Featured Title - Rukmana - HANDBOOK OF MEGACITIES IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Housing Policy Debate

The Causes of Homelessness and the Characteristics Associated With High Risk of Homelessness: A Review of Intercity and Intracity Homelessness Data


Published: Jan 14, 2020 by Housing Policy Debate
Authors: Deden Rukmana
Subjects: Urban Planning

This article reviews and compares both city-level homelessness data types. The comparison of intercity and intracity data offers insight into the strength and weaknesses of each data type in identifying the causes of homelessness and the characteristics associated with a high risk of homelessness. The findings from intracity and intercity homelessness data are not contradictory but complementary.

International Planning Studies

The Change and Transformation of Indonesian Spatial Planning after Suharto's New Order Regime: The Case of the Jakarta Metropolitan Area


Published: Feb 09, 2015 by International Planning Studies
Authors: Deden Rukmana
Subjects: Urban Planning

The fall of the New Order regime has spurred the process of democratization and marked the transformation of Indonesia from authoritarian rule into a more democratic government. The new system of government also spurred the changes in the spatial planning system of Indonesia. The paper examines the extent to which the transformation of spatial planning practices has taken place in the Jakarta Metropolitan Area after the fall of the New Order regime.