The Research Center for Settlement, Environment, and Infrastructure or Pusat Studi Pemukiman, Lingkungan, dan Infrastruktur (PLI) is an integration of two existing study centers at ITS, i.e. The Research Center for Settlement and Environment and Research Center for Logistics and Infrastructure. The research center, which was inaugurated in 2015, works to develop research, cooperation, and service of science, technology, and art in settlement, environment, facilities, and infrastructure.
PLI Research Center is a member of the Coordinating Agency for Center for Environmental Studies in Indonesia (BKPSL) which has a membership of approximately 100 environmental study centers from all over Indonesia. In 1997 and 1998, PLI Research Center served as head of the coordinating agency. While in 2016 – 2018 PLI Research Center was appointed as Coordinator of Commission for Research and Community Service of BKPSL.
The PLI Research Center has members scattered across departments in ITS, ranging from undergraduate, master, doctorate, as well as professors with diverse scientific fields. Among others are:
The research roadmap at the PLI Study Center is focused on three areas and one excellent research with local ITS funds. The three areas of research are as follows:
1. Settlement Field
Research activity in this field is developed by a team from the Settlement Laboratory, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Design, and Planning (FADP) of ITS. The main research theme in the field of settlement is Sustainability, Affordability of Housing, and Human Settlement and Harmony with Nature. The objective of this research is to produce the settlement and residential design products while preserving local culture and ecosystem. Research topics in the field of environment include:
2. Field of Environment
Roadmap of environmental research is directed to the development of Pollution Control Technology and Environmental Policy and Sanitation. The development of pollutant technology includes three aspects of pollutant sources: pollutant contaminants; domestic and industrial liquid waste; and domestic, industrial, and toxic and hazardous solid waste. The research roadmap also performs research in the field of environmental and residential policy-making as well as technology development and environmental sanitation arrangement.
In 2017-2019, the study focused on handling domestic solid waste, especially on handling non-reusable plastic waste. One of the alternative solutions of non-reusable plastic waste is by destruction through the process of incineration. An environmentally friendly incineration process requires an incinerator equipped with an exhaust gas control unit. As for realizing these long-term goals, research activities need to be implemented through various small research topics as follows:
3. Infrastructure Sector
Research activities in the field of Infrastructure are more focused on areas such as sustainable transportation and materials development for infrastructure.
In conducting research and activities, PLI Study Center has partners from various sectors, from industry and government. Institutions that have worked with the PLI Study Center are as follows:
Center for Settlement, Environment, and Infrastructure Studies
Institute for Research and Community Service (LPPM)
4th-floor Research Center Building
ITS Sukolilo Campus
Surabaya, Indonesia 60111
Sukolilo | Manyar | Tjokroaminoto
Kampus Institut Teknologi
Sepuluh Nopember Surabaya
Phone: 031-5994251-54, 5947274, 5945472
Fax: 031-5923465, 5947845