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Korea's Smart City Korea's Smart City

Smart City

Publication Type:

Report

Source:

A Primer on Korean Planning and Policy, Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS), Volume 11, Seoul, Republic of Korea (2013)

ISBN:

978-89-8182-880-6

URL:

http://eng.krihs.re.kr/publication/gBbsList.do?pageIndex=1&cate=pkpp&searchCondition=title&searchKeyword=

Abstract:

This primer aims to share the knowledge and experiences of smart city planning and development in Korea. The brand name for Korean smart cities, U-City, combines the word ‘city’ with the term ‘ubiquitous’. A U-City system is categorized by three stages: information collection, information processing, and information utilization. In the mid-2000s, Korea adopted the concept of a smart city for the first time in the world, in order to improve the quality of urban life and comprehensively manage an intelligent city system. Since the nation enacted the U-City Act in 2008, it has systematically built smart cities under the U-City brand.

This primer aims to share the knowledge and experiences of smart city planning and development in Korea. The brand name for Korean smart cities, U-City, combines the word ‘city’ with the term ‘ubiquitous’. A U-City system is categorized by three stages: information collection, information processing, and information utilization. In the mid-2000s, Korea adopted the concept of a smart city for the first time in the world, in order to improve the quality of urban life and comprehensively manage an intelligent city system. Since the nation enacted the U-City Act in 2008, it has systematically built smart cities under the U-City brand.