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Ridwan Kamil is Founder and Principal of Urbane Indonesia (UI). Since founding UI in 2004, he has received the International Young Design Entrepreneur of the Year award from the British Council Indonesia (2006), and UI has been honored in the Building Design Business category of the BCI Asia Top 10 Awards for three consecutive years (2008, 2009, 2010). Among the high-profile international projects completed by UI is the Aceh Tsunami Museum in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. He also serves as a lecturer in the Department of Architecture, Bandung Institute of Technology. As an individual and through the work of UI, he is committed to grass-roots urban design that empowers urban poor populations and he has been a pioneer in the “Indonesia Berkebun” movement to build amateur gardens in cities across Indonesia. As of 2011, the community project is established in fourteen cities in Indonesia, with membership approaching 4,000. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from the Bandung Institute of Technology (1995) and a Master of Urban Design degree from the University of California, Berkeley (2002).