Sustainable and Livable Cities: Smart Cities


The "Sustainable and Livable Cities: Smart Cities" International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) brought together four Indonesian participants in an effort to examine U.S. innovations in urban planning, explore how Smart City methodologies are being applied in improving urban systems, and connect Indonesian cities with U.S. businesses. The three-week program first opened in Washington, DC where the group had the opportunity to meet with former Maryland Governor Parris Glendening. Following the conclusion of their local itinerary, the group travelled on to Charlotte, NC where they were able to learn about local smart urban planning initiatives and energy reduction programs. They were also able to take part in a home hospitality dinner before their next city stop of Columbus, OH. Discussions with organizations there were facilitated to cover themes including public transportation and waste management. Next, the participants moved to Cincinnati, OH where they learned about public art projects, urban planning initiatives, and technology improvement. The IVLP ended in San Diego, CA where the visitors were able to explore local clean energy initiatives, set sustainable energy target goals, and examine methods of regional collaboration and growth.

Group Photo of IVLP Participants at Meridian International Center
IVLP Participants in Cincinnati, OH












International Visitor Leadership Program, U.S. Department of State

Project summary

Sustainable and Livable Cities: Smart Cities | March 2017
Number of Visitors: 4
Regions: East Asia and Pacific
Countries: Indonesia
Impact Areas: Science and Technology
Program Areas: Global Leadership
Partners: NGOs, Private Sector, Public Sector