Currently thorough the medium of her PhD research at the urban-rural system module in Future Cities Laboratory, she focuses on the Greater Jakarta region, West Java and other region in the eastern Indonesia.
Miya holds M.Sc. degree in Construction and Real Estate Management from a joint study program of HTW Berlin and Helsinki Metropolia and B.Arch degree from Trisakti University in Jakarta. She has practiced architecture and urban design in Indonesia. She is also a green building practitioner and has in the past engaged with several architect consultants in Jakarta and Bandung for green building design and simulation. With an interest focused on urban development and housing provision in the developing world, local economic development, and community empowerment, Miya has conducted various research projects ranging from policies to pilot initiatives in Indonesia.
Prior to joining Future Cities Laboratory - ETH Zurich, she was a lecturer at Tarumanagara University, Jakarta conducting courses in the Undergraduate and Graduate Programs on Real Estate and Urban Development. She held the post of managing director and researcher at the Urban Laboratory-Tarumanagara University. She was involved with various joint research programs with international partners, these related to urban transformation, sustainable urban development, and real estate development. She was a principle researcher at Research Center of Socio-economic and Community Empowerment at the Ministry of Public Works in Indonesia. Her research related to urban land consolidation, community empowerment, slum upgrading urban housing and local economic development.
Between 2009-2015 she helped the Indonesia government and municipalities drafting public policy papers through development research focused the areas of housing and settlement, slum upgradation and spatial planning in Indonesia. Following the outputs of this research, she was engaged as a consultant with the World Bank and UN Habitat on urban land and housing provision policy then later had collaborations with UNESCO on research related to urban heritage area of Jakarta and urban water management.
Exhibitions & Conferences
2105, Santoso, Jo and Irawati, Miya, “The Future of the Traditional Market and its Importance to Develop the Global Competitiveness of the City Based on its Local-Specific Potentials”, paper presented at Conference of International Forum of Urbanism in Seoul, Korea.
2015, Simatupang, Wita; Irawati, Miya and Mardona, Rully, “Symbiosis of Kampong and Large Scale Development: The Case of Kampong Menteng Atas and Rasuna Epicentrum Development”, paper presented at Conference of International Forum of Urbanism in Seoul, Korea.
2015, “Jurong Vision 2050”, Winter School of International Forum on Urbanism at National University of Singapore, as a designed tutor at International Studio.
2013, Irawati, Miya, “Community-based Measures Overcoming Erosion & Waste Problems for Ciliwung River”, paper presented at Conference of International Forum of Urbanism in Tainan, Taiwan.
2012, Irawati, Miya, “Developing Water-related Tourism for Infrastructure and Economic Development: Case study on Kali Banger, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia”, paper presented at Conference of International Forum of Urbanism in Barcelona, Spain.
2011, Irawati, Miya, “Local Economic Development for Financing Infrastructure”, paper presented at International Conference of Indonesia Planning School Association, Makassar, Indonesia.
2011, Irawati, Miya and Winaktoe, W. Wied, “Spatializing Value-Chain, Connecting Shareholders: Planning for A Self-Sufficient Urban Economic”, paper presented at Conference of International Forum of Urbanism, National University of Singapore.
2009, Winaktoe, W. Wied and Irawati, Miya, “Bioclimatic City: Towards Energy Efficient and Thermal Comfort City”, paper presented at National Seminar: "Identity of the City of the Future", Directorate of Spatial Planning, Ministry of Public Work of Indonesia.
2009, Winaktoe, W. Wied and Irawati, Miya, “Creative City: Forming Elements and its Strategy Development”, paper presented at National Seminar: "Identity of the City of the Future", Directorate of Spatial Planning, Ministry of Public Work of Indonesia.
2009, “Creative Community in Urban Development in Jakarta”, International Workshop of Tarumanagara University - Sociology Department of Goldsmith College, University of London, as a workshop tutor.
2009, Theme (1st team): “Reciprocity – Tanah Abang Area, Jakarta”, preparing team of Tarumanagara University for Rotterdam Biennale “Open City”.
2008, Sarosa, Wicaksono and Irawati, Miya, “Creativity as Urban Survival”, paper presented at International Conference-Artepolis Forum, Bandung, Indonesia.
2001,” Eco Housing and Settlement in Darmstadt”, Design and paper presented at international workshop in TU Darmstadt-Germany, as the best design.