Towards ubiquitous city : Concept, planning, and experiences in the Republic of Korea

Lee, Sang Ho, Han. Jung Hoon, Leem, Yoon Taik and Yigitcanlar, Tan (2008). Towards ubiquitous city : Concept, planning, and experiences in the Republic of Korea. In Tan Yigitcanlar, Koray Velibeyoglu and Scott Baum (Ed.), Knowledge-based urban development : Planning and applications in the information era (pp. 148-170) Hershey, PA, U.S.A.: Information Science Reference.

Author Lee, Sang Ho
Han. Jung Hoon
Leem, Yoon Taik
Yigitcanlar, Tan
Title of chapter Towards ubiquitous city : Concept, planning, and experiences in the Republic of Korea
Title of book Knowledge-based urban development : Planning and applications in the information era
Place of Publication Hershey, PA, U.S.A.
Publisher Information Science Reference
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
ISBN 9781599047225
1599047225
Editor Tan Yigitcanlar
Koray Velibeyoglu
Scott Baum
Chapter number 9
Start page 148
End page 170
Total pages 23
Total chapters 16
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Subjects B1
120507 Urban Analysis and Development
960604 Environmental Management Systems
Abstract/Summary Sang-ho Lee, Jung Hoon Han, Yoon Taik Leem and Tan Yigitcanlar’s chapter on ubiquitous cities presents argument for understanding the need for planning to give greater attention to the notions of ubiquitous cities. A ubiquitous city (or U-city) is about creating an urban environment where any citizen can get any service anywhere, anytime using ICT devices. Using a case study focused on the Republic of Korea the authors argue that in an U-city significant benefits are likely to flow onto urban development and planning especially as the society moves towards full U-city maturity. The chapter provides examples of policy that has been introduced to move towards greater U-city presence. In particular the authors discuss the link between the U-city developments and broader knowledge-based urban development dimensions and identify particular projects that have been aimed at such integration. The authors conclude by noting that the success of U-city strategies requires the collaboration across all interested stakeholders from national governments to local councils and private sector organizations.
Keyword Ubiquitous cities
Urban planning
Urban Policy
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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