I am a native Indonesian. I got B.T. from Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB), Indonesia, in 1991, M.A. from the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) The Hague, The Netherlands in 1996, and PhD from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, in 2006 majoring in Urban and Regional Planning. I translated many reports and documents from Indonesian to English when I was taking PhD program.