Big Dreams of Smart City and Eco-Friendly Habit (a final report from Yunita)

Yunita Siti Mardhiyyah (PARE26-002)
Bogor Agricultural University
Group No. 2

My group presented master plan about smart city concept that can be developed in developing country, such as Indonesia or Thailand and education game. The concept of smart city actually was based on the observation and our experiment in PARE Summer School program. The smart city should have a good transportation system, such as port, train and good road. Separation between industry area, housing, central city, rural area (include agriculture, aquaculture and livestock area) should be done to make a good mobility system. Energy support also becomes the most important thing to fulfill the human needed. Smart house and building that use solar panel can be one of the solutions. The oil storage (like in Tomakomai city), hydro power plant, and wind mill power plant can be developed too.
Smart City Master Plan

As the food scientist, I can take a part in the food supply system and also development in food industry. Primary food should be the priority to be distributed to all of citizen. Good transportation between rural area (rice, vegetable, fruit and meat producer) and the city (especially to the market) should be developed well to ensure the food supply chain.
Development of food industry based on local resources is also important. Sumatra island is rich of natural resources, such as coffee, palm, sugar cane, banana, pineapple, shrimp, etc. Food processing product (instant coffee, sugar and candy, canned fruit, palm oil, etc.) can be developed. This sector will provide job for citizen and can increase the citizen income. The product also can be a specific product that figured the area (such as Sumatra). A good research about food product that establish from natural resources should be establish.
Related to the master plan, food scientist can have the research about functional food product from local resources. Such as development of Sumatra origin coffee flavor. This research can be separated to be many parts. Starting from evaluation of Sumatra’s coffee flavor, identification and quantification of its aroma active compounds, and finally application of aroma in products. Extraction of aroma compound using different method is important step. Different polarity of absorbent in Solid Phase Micro Extraction (SPME) can absorb different aroma molecules. To obtain whole information about aroma profile of coffee, we can use at least 2 different absorbent (polar and non-polar absorbents). Then, identification of aromas can be done by MS analysis. The last step is omission test. In this test, we can obtain the most important compound (aroma active compounds) that representative of Sumatra coffee flavor. These compounds then can be used as flavoring in many products, such as bread, drink, candy, etc. Knowledge about local wisdom (food) should be documented well to protect national culture, and research could be the solution for it.
From PARE, especially Summer School program, I learnt that there should be a dynamic, balancing and cooperation between human needed (include food, industry, and energy) and the environment. Human activities (such as food industry) that have the goal for improving human life quality (smart city concept) must have the environmental consideration. Education for human is a key for successful country development. How we use technology and energy wisely to improve our life quality and at the same time maintain our environment is the issue. The short message about eco-friendly living can be taught firstly to the children (our proposed master plan).
Education Game for Eco-Friendly Habit

So, let’s have a good life quality and peaceful environment by eco-friendly habit and big dreams.
Big hug from Sapporo and do really miss you all guys..

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