Ridwan Kamil

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Ridwan Kamil
Ridwan Kamil, Gubernur Jawa Barat.png
15th Governor of West Java
Assumed office
5 September 2018
DeputyUu Ruzhanul Ulum
Preceded byAhmad Heryawan
Mochamad Iriawan (interim)
26th Mayor of Bandung
In office
16 September 2013 – 5 September 2018
DeputyOded Muhammad Danial
Preceded byDada Rosada
Succeeded byOded Muhammad Danial
Personal details
Mochamad Ridwan Kamil

(1971-10-04) 4 October 1971 (age 47)
Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Spouse(s)Atalia Praratya
Alma materBandung Institute of Technology
University of California, Berkeley
Official portrait as Mayor of Bandung

Mochamad Ridwan Kamil (born 4 October 1971) is an Indonesian architect and politician who is the 15th Governor of West Java, the most populous province of Indonesia. He was also the Mayor of Bandung. He was elected as mayor of Bandung on 23 June 2013. He is also an architect and lecturer in the Department of Architecture, Bandung Institute of Technology. Kamil founded architect firm Urbane Indonesia in 2004 with three partners. In 2018 he successfully ran for governor, instead of seeking a second mayoral term.

Early life[edit]

Emil studied architecture at the Bandung Institute of Technology, and continued to study for a Master of Urban Design at the College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley.


In 2006, Emil was the winner of the British Council's Young Creative Entrepreneur award, representing Indonesia in the International Young Design Entrepreneur of the Year award.[1]

In 2009, Emil was selected as the Architect of the Year by Elle Decor magazine.[citation needed]

Urbane Indonesia was listed in the BCI Asia Top 10 Awards from 2008 to 2010 and again in 2012.[2]


Emil was the pioneer of the Indonesia Berkebun movement to build amateur gardens in the cities of Indonesia.[3] As of 2011 the community project is established in fourteen cities in Indonesia, with membership approaching 4000.[4][5][5][6]

Emil and Urbane Indonesia projects in Indonesia include

International projects include

In popular culture[edit]

Ridwan Kamil made some cameo appearances in several TV and movie productions, particularly the ones that are set in Bandung, including the TV series Preman Pensiun[11] and a 2015 movie The Wedding & Bebek Betutu.[12]


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  2. ^ a b "Construction: Information, Sales Leads, Projects, Market Data | Welcome to BCI Asia". Bciasia.com. Retrieved 2012-07-07.
  3. ^ "Whiteboard Journal • Indonesia | Jakarta Berkebun". Whiteboardjournal.com. Archived from the original on 1 January 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Urban Farming with Indonesia Berkebun | The Beat Magazine". Beatmag.com. 2 October 2011. Archived from the original on 3 January 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Internet Wujudkan Mimpi Indonesia Berkebun - KOMPAS tekno". Tekno.kompas.com. Retrieved 2012-07-07.
  6. ^ pt. kompas cyber media. "Wisata Sambil Berkebun - KOMPAS.com". Travel.kompas.com. Retrieved 2012-07-07.
  7. ^ "Al-Irsyad Mosque / Urbane". ArchDaily. Retrieved 2012-07-07.
  8. ^ "M. Ridwan Kamil: Creativity at heart of success". The Jakarta Post. 2008-12-19. Retrieved 2012-07-07.
  9. ^ SONY - Powered By Narrada Communications - www.narrada.com - 2011. "Sony Vaio - You Against The Machine! Endorser". Myvaio.sony.co.id. Archived from the original on 18 April 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  10. ^ "detikNews : Ridwan Kamil, Ajak Masyarakat Kota Berkebun". News.detik.com. Retrieved 2012-07-07.
  11. ^ "Nampang di Sinetron 'Preman Pensiun', Ridwan Kamil Promosikan Kota Bandung". Detik (in Indonesian). 21 February 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Ridwan Kamil Nongol di Film The Wedding & Bebek Betutu". Tempo (in Indonesian). 8 October 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2018.

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