Published: Sept. 30, 2021

On September 28th, Dr. Zuo and Ph.D. student Yizhi attended a web-meeting with Mr. Mohammad Ramdhan Pomanto, Mayor of Makassar City, Indonesia, to discuss the latest updates of our Smart Garden Alleys project. Dr. Zuo introduced the major technologies, such as Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI), which helps the Garden Alley to become a smart, sustainable, and resilient city. Mr. Pomanto, discussed strategies of Makassar City government to create a World-Class City and to promote Garden Tourism. Other team members from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Universitas Gadjah Mada and Institut Teknologi Bandung also reported their progress.

Led by Dr. Zuo, our project Modernizing Cities via Smart Garden Alleys with Application in Makassar City is funded by the National Science Foundation and in collaboration with the US Department of State. The Bank Indonesian also provides some funds for our project. This project is to integrate innovations in smart and connected communities to improve garden alleys within the City of Makassar, Indonesia via a synergistic collaboration between US and Indonesian teams and a close partnership with Makassar City. For more insight about this project and the interested parties, please visit this page.

Modernizing Cities via Smart Garden Alleys with Application in Makassar City