Dr. Rita Padawangi, is the Regional Facilitator of the Southeast Asia Neighborhoods Network program (SEANNET), Singapore. She is also the international Principal Investigator of Case study 6: KAMPUNG PENELEH, Surabaya, Indonesia.
Dr. Rita Padawangi currently a Senior Research Fellow in her second year, in the Asian Urbanisms Cluster. She was appointed on 1 January 2013. With research interests spanning over the sociology of architecture and participatory urban development, Dr. Padawangi has conducted various research projects in particularly Southeast Asian cities, including in Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, and Myanmar. She has been engaged as consultant for projects under major international development funding agencies. Her commitment to social activism in the built environment keeps her connected with community groups and practitioners in many cities in the region.