Sponsored by National Science Foundation
This project is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and is in collaboration with the US Department of State. This project will work 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. Makassar is striving to become a livable world-class city for a fast-growing, diverse population of 1.7 million people. The ongoing Garden Alley project in the city aims to improve the livability of the city, measured by factors including air-quality, heat index, food security, and social interactions. There are 7520 alleys in Makassar City. To date, Makassar has implemented 40 gardens within 15 of the city's sub-districts, covering a sizable portion of the city's alleys. The goal of this research is to catalyze the transformation of Makassar City's garden alleys into smart environments by deploying a sensor network at representative green allies and conventional allies to collect data related to air quality, microclimates, and other factors, to analyze the heterogeneous data using machine learning techniques, and to then share the data and its insights with city representatives and specific communities within the city.
University of Colorado Boulder
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Universitas Gadjah Mada
Rachmawan Budiarto, Ph.D., G.P.
Department of Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
Centre for Development of Sustainable Region (CDSR)
Irawan Eko Prabowo, M.Eng.
Center for Energy Studies, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
Institut Teknologi Bandung
Ferdi Mochtar SPt, M.Sc, PhD
Food Security Service, Makassar Government, Indonesia
- CU Boulder: National Science Foundation Award Announcement
- Virginia Tech: National Science Foundation Award Announcement
- Universitas Gadjah Mada: Smart Urban Farming in Makassar City
- 11/23/2021: The Smart Garden Alley project received additional financial support from Bank of Indonesia.
- 10/01/2021: Face-to-face surveys are progressing as planned.
- 09/28/2021: SBS Lab met with the Mayor of Makassar City.
- Z. Mahrez, E. Sabir, E. Badidi, W Saad, M Sadik 2021. "Smart Urban Mobility: When Mobility Systems Meet Smart Data." IEEE transactions on intelligent transportation systems.