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What is a smart city?

The definition of smart city varies greatly from country to country,
In general, it is a platform for improving the quality of life for citizens, enhancing the sustainability of cities,
and fostering new industries by utilizing the innovative technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.


South Korea

The term "smart city" means a sustainable city wherein various city services are provided based on city infrastructure constructed by converging and integrating construction technologies, information and communications technologies, etc. to enhance its competitiveness and livability


Smart city creation and industrial promotion
Article 2 of the Law

European Union

A smart city is a place where traditional networks and services are made more efficient with the use of digital and telecommunication technologies for the benefit of its inhabitants and business.


European Commission

IDB(Inter-American Development Bank)

A Smart City is one that places people at the center of development, incorporates Information and Communication Technologies into urban management, and uses these elements as tools to stimulate the design of an effective government that includes collaborative planning and citizen participation.


IDB (2016), The Road toward Smart Cities; Migrating from Traditional City Management to the Smart City, p.16


A Smart Nation is a Singapore where people will be more empowered to live meaningful and fulfilled lives, enabled seamlessly by technology, offering exciting opportunities for all.


Singapore's Smart Nation launch, 24th Nov 2014

United Kingdom

A city that is not a complete city, but a city that is suitable for living, resilient and capable of responding to the increase in citizen participation, infrastructure, social capital, and digital technology.


BIS (2013), Smart Cities Background Paper, London: Department for Business Innovation and Skills, p.


Smart City is the holistic vision of a city that applies ICTs to improve the quality of life and accessibility of its inhabitants and ensures sustainable economic, social and environmental development in permanent improvement.


MINETAD (2017), Plan Nacional de Ciudades Inteligentes 2015-2017, p.3

Development of smart cities

Domestic smart cities started with the name of U-CITY (Ubiquitous City). The U-CITY project began with public initiatives centering on new cities such as Hwaseong Dongtan, Paju Unjeong, Daejeon Doan, and Songdo, Incheon in the early 2000 era. Was established. Today, the concept of smart cities is no longer a public-led new town development project. It has become a key means to efficiently manage and improve not only new cities but also existing cities, and has become a common goal for all cities. And the public is supporting various policies for the private sector to continue to develop and new technologies to settle into cities.

Information System of Smart City

The Smart City Information System is an online platform that collects and services various information produced in the process of promoting smart city policies in one place. It is a communication window for sharing knowledge and sharing various policies promoted by the public, such as smart city-related plans, smart city projects, R&D, and governance. We will build a deep trust relationship between the public, the private sector, and the general public for national policy by sharing smart city knowledge and information with not only experts in the smart city-related field but also the general public.

It also aims to be an archive of past, present and future policies beyond simple policy information services. Smart cities have become a common goal for all cities, and there is a great deal of information in the public sector. The recording of this information will be the footstep of domestic smart city policy, and it will be a useful resource to guide the future direction.

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