Rukuh is a senior lecturer in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Diponegoro University (UNDIP), Indonesia and a researcher at the SDGs Centre of the university. He has background in urban planning (UNDIP), hold a master degree in environmental management (Flinders University) and received his PhD in urban environmental policy from Griffith University. He is interested on the intellectual space between urbanization and governance in various contemporary urban topics such as climate change, urban resilience and green development. He also serves as an executive director of the Initiative for Urban Climate Change and Environment (IKUPI), www.ikupi.org a non-profit organization based in Semarang, which focuses to support urban climate change initiative in Indonesia and is participating as a contributing author of the upcoming 6th Assessment Report of the IPCC. He gained training, research and planning experience in a number of projects funded by national and international organizations and programs.