Ridwan Kamil

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M. Ridwan Kamil
26th Mayor of Bandung
Assumed office
16 September 2013
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Joko Widodo
Governor Ahmad Heryawan
Deputy Oded Muhammad Danial
Preceded by Dada Rosada
Personal details
Born (1971-10-04) 4 October 1971 (age 45)
Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Spouse(s) Atalia Praratya
Children Emmiril Khan Mumtadz
Camillia Laetitia Azzahra
Alma mater Institut Teknologi Bandung
University of California, Berkeley
Profession Architect
Religion Islam
Website Personal website

Mochamad Ridwan Kamil (born 4 October 1971) or known by his nickname Emil, is the incumbent Mayor of Bandung. He was elected as mayor of Bandung on 23 June 2013. He is an Indonesian architect and lecturer in the Department of Architecture, Bandung Institute of Technology. Emil founded architect firm Urbane Indonesia in 2004 with three partners.

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 Indonesian 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 and a 2015 movie The Wedding & Bebek Betutu


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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. Retrieved 2012-07-07. 
  4. ^ "Urban Farming with Indonesia Berkebun | The Beat Magazine". Beatmag.com. 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2012-07-07. 
  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. Retrieved 2012-07-07. 
  10. ^ "detikNews : Ridwan Kamil, Ajak Masyarakat Kota Berkebun". News.detik.com. Retrieved 2012-07-07. 

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