The Author

I was born and raised in Indonesia. I draft laws and regulations in there — as well as talk about laws and regulations in university classes — for a living, but I find myself more keen on city planning (using city builder games on my tablet).

My involvement in numerous works woke me up that laws and regulations are just instrumental tools and sometimes they were fucked up. One of the reasons why they were fucked up is the inability of some lawmakers or some legislative/regulatory drafters to create realistic laws & regulations, either socially, economically, or spatially.

Formally trained both in law and sociology, I — following Scott Shapiro — comprehend law as a form of planning and sociology’s ultimate function is as the methodological tools for the planning.

Warm regards,

Farid Hanggawan