Would Be Smart Balinese Cities (Indonesia): An Exploratory Case Study

Somayya Madakam


The word “Smart Cities” is new buzzword in every corner of the world. Many countries across the continents are trying to plant new smart cities or in the conversion process of existing cities. Bali (Indonesia) also seems to be in a conversion process of its Brown Field Cities. This research manuscript attempts to explore the Bali (Island) as a Smart Island regarding Smart Environment, Smart Economy, Smart Governance, Smart Mobility, Smart Living and Smart People dimensional perspective. This research manuscript has adopted a triangulation method for thematic narration since the study is qualitative and case study. The study explored that Bali/Balinese cities is/are still baby stepping of smart cities plantations. There needs to be a lot of work has to be done to become Smart Bali Island. The findings will help the Bali government to understand how far they could become full-fledged Smart Island by providing the Quality of Life to citizens and economic development of Balinese cities.


Bali, Indonesia, Smart City, Smart Tourism, Quality of Life

Texto completo:

PDF (English)


Abowd, G. D., & Mynatt, E. D. (2004). Designing for the human experience in smart environments. Smart environments: technologies, protocols, and applications, 151-174.

Aini, N. N., & Amani, H. (2017, October). Indicators to measure smart mobility: An Indonesian perspective. In Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Telecommunications and Communication Engineering (pp. 81-85). ACM.

Bakıcı, T., Almirall, E., & Wareham, J. (2013). A smart city initiative: the case of Barcelona. Journal of the Knowledge Economy, 4(2), 135-148.

"Bali named as best destination in the world by TripAdvisor". Nzherald.co.nz. March 22, 2017. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/news/article.cfm?c_id=7&objectid=11823142.

Retrieved September 25, 2018.

Buhalis, D., & Amaranggana, A. (2013). Smart tourism destinations. In Information and communication technologies in tourism 2014 (pp. 553-564). Springer, Cham.

Creswell, John (1998). Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing among Five Traditions Oaks, CA. Thousand: Sage.

Desperately Seeking Survival Time (25 November, 2002). Accessed the URL dated on 26/9/2018. http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,393799,00.html.

Erik Klemetti (December 14, 2017). Peering into Erupting Volcanoes Is a Real Challenge.

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/rockyplanet/2017/12/14/peering-into-erupting-volcanoes/#.W6toUWgzbIU. Accessed the URL dated on 26/9/2018.

Florida, R. (1999). The role of the university: leveraging talent, not technology. Issues in science and technology, 15(4), 67-73.

Giffinger, R., Fertner, C., Kramar, H., & Meijers, E. (2007). City-ranking of European medium-sized cities. Cent. Reg. Sci. Vienna UT, 1-12.

Handoko Putra, Yeffry. (2018). Developing IT Master Plan for Smart City in Indonesia. International Conference on Informatics Engineering, Science and Technology, At Bandung, Indonesia.

Madakam, S., & Ramaswamy, R. (2014). Smart Cities-Six Dimensions. In International Conference on Advances in Computing and Information Technology-ACIT (pp. 38-41).

Marshall, C. & Rossman, G. B. (1995). Designing Qualitative Research, Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Meijer, A., & Bolívar, M. P. R. (2016). Governing the smart city: a review of the literature on smart urban governance. International Review of Administrative Sciences, 82(2), 392-408.

Mishra, M. K. (2013). Role of Technology in Smart Governance: ‘Smart City, Safe City'.

Nikayin, F., Skournetou, D., & De Reuver, M. (2011, June). Establishing a common service platform for smart living: Challenges and a research agenda. In International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics (pp. 251-255). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

Palys, T. (1997). Research decisions: Quantitative and qualitative perspectives (2nd ed.). Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

Paul Mah (2018). The shape of smart cities in Indonesia. Yudho Giri Sucahyo of University of Indonesia talks about the country’s digital future. Accessed on 20/1/2019 from the URL https://www.datacenterdynamics.com/analysis/the-shape-of-smart-cities-in-indonesia/

Rudolf, G., Fertner, C., Kramar, H., Kalasek, R., Pichler-Milanovic, N., & Meijers, E. (2007). Smart Cities-Ranking of European Medium-Sized Cities. Rapport Technique, Vienna Centre of Regional Science.

Sheppard-Jones, K., Prout, H. T., & Kleinert, H. (2005). Quality of life dimensions for adults with developmental disabilities: A comparative study. Mental Retardation, 43(4), 281-291.

Silverman, D. (2000). Doing qualitative research: A practical handbook. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Vickers, Adrian (2013-08-13). Bali: A Paradise Created. Tuttle Publishing. ISBN 9781462900084.

Yan, M., & Shi, H. (2013). Smart living using Bluetooth-based Android smartphone. International Journal of Wireless & Mobile Networks, 5(1), 65.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4301/S1807-1775202017005