The National Seminar entitled “Geography Potential for Strengthening National Integration” was held by Muhammadiyah University of Purwokerto. Prof. Dr. M. Baiquni, M.A. as chairperson of the FORPIMGEO presented a paper entitled “Sustainable Development Leadership” explaining the development of civilization since the Industrial Revolution 1.0 that occurred in Britain and continental Europe, until the development of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 with digital technology, computers, the internet and smartphones. The impact of development, social change and the environment requires understanding and solutions to problems that arise. Geography education and the development of geography are needed to be the solution for the Indonesian nation, the Unity in Diversity. Social justice and spatial justice must be upheld so that people’s welfare and sustainable development can be achieved.
In order to conduct community service activities in collaboration with the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of Jepara Regency with the UGM Disaster Study Center (PSBA), Focus Group Discussion (FGD) was carried out on the Preparation of the Jepara District Disaster Hazard Map on September 13, 2018 at the Housing and Regional Offices Settlement of Jepara Regency. The FGD was attended by BPBD representatives, related OPDs, sub-district staff and the community. The presentation of the survey results was delivered at the beginning of the activity, as an introduction to the FGD.
The Faculty of Geography UGM and the NTNU Geography Department developed collaborative research by taking research locations in the Parangtritis area, Bantul. The location of the study was compared with sand dunes in Yilan county in Taiwan considering the similarities and differences in the physical conditions of the sandbanks and their coastal management. Parangtritis is being developed in relation to JJLSS, while Yilan in its phase has developed as an “open air museum” in Taiwan. Parangtritis still has a rural character that has the potential to become a “pseudo urban” when tourism becomes massive and develops in the future. Yilan county has a port that makes it develop.