The Department of Government Affairs and Administration Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Wednesday (26/12) held a Public Lecture on Urban Governance Courses with the theme “Politics to Maintain Environmental Balance: Yogyakarta City Experience”. Followed by 82 students consisting of Regular and International Government (IGOV).

This Public Lecture was held at the K.H Ibrahim E.7 Building 5th floor of the Integrated Campus of the Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, on this occasion was filled by two speakers who were competent in the environmental movement in the city of Yogyakarta, namely Elanto Wijoyono (Residents of Power) and Very Tri Jatmiko from the Yogyakarta City Environment Agency.

David Efendi as the Lecturer in Urban Governance Courses opened this Public Lecture by giving an overview of the Yogyakarta City, one of which highlighted the existing development problems in the Yogyakarta City, how many towering buildings make the City of Yogyakarta crowded, “moreover “If a long holiday like this now makes Jogja more and more jammed,” said David Efendi

Elanto Wijoyono had the opportunity to deliver the first term material. Describes many things about development in the city of Yogyakarta and its surroundings. Elanto tends to exemplify the existing case studies, starting from the case study of the stalling of the construction of flats on the Miliran to the construction of airports in Kulon Progo. The person who got viral because of stopping the big motorbike also mentioned a little about social movements and NGO classification.

Environmental problems to date are still a problem in society. Actually, this can also be seen from the pattern of the people themselves, how they maintain the environment. Environmental problems created by the community can actually be reduced by the existence of environmental education. As stated by Very Tri Jatmiko as the Head of the Division of Environmental Capacity Development, it turns out that “Environmental problems can be overcome by educating the public, but previously we have to look at the problem in general so that the education provided to the community can be appropriate”.

With the existence of environmental education, it is actually able to make people aware of their environment. There are many kinds of ways that can be applied in environmental education, such as workshops, counseling or pamphlets or other creative content. Basically maintaining ecology around is one of the concepts of SDG’s, but the concept cannot be applied to the people of Yogyakarta City.
“SDG’s is actually a good concept, but the community and stakeholders do not fully understand the concept,” Very said.

In closing the Public Lecture David Efendi added that in a great city there are certainly many people who are empowered. (and)