Smart City development in “Nusantara”, the new capital of Indonesia: local government and community readiness

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Issue: Volume 17, Issue 2, 2023


The smart city concept must be implemented in Nusantara, the new capital of Indonesia. This study aims to define the concept of a smart city for “Nusantara” and assess the readiness of the local government and community. The primary data was collected using questionnaires, focus group discussions, and in-depth interviews. In addition, secondary data were extracted from the smart city master plan’s design. The findings of this study are the concept of the smart city already known by most local government officials. The community and local government are enthusiastic and well-prepared to develop Nusantara Capital City and implement the smart city concept. In Nusantara Capital City, the potential of adequately managed human and natural resources becomes an asset and an opportunity for implementing the smart city concept. However, preparations must be made for various supporting factors, including physical infrastructure, digital infrastructure, human resources, the environment, disasters, and partnerships.

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Rini Rachmawati (1)*, Amandita Ainur Rohmah (1), Hilary Reinhart (1),
Rizki Adriadi Ghiffari (1), Dana Indra Sensuse (2), Wikan Danar Sunindyo (3)

(1) Faculty of Geography, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
(2) Faculty of Computer Science, University of Indonesia, Indonesia
(3) School of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia
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