The Making of a Smart City in Korea: The Quest for E-Seoul displays how the notion of the smart city has been interpreted and applied in Seoul—the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. The contributors show how a shift into a digital city has brought about noticeable changes in the governance, economics, and cultures of Seoul.
This edited volume on the Seoul Metropolitan Government’s quest for e-Seoul provides great resources for many cities worldwide seeking to benchmark this particular type of smart city, as well as for all those academics in the fields to learn it, given that Seoul has systematically pushed different stages and strategies of the smart urbanization.
Hojeong Lee is assistant professor in the Department of Film and Theatre at San Jose State University.
Jaehyeon Jeong is assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Utah Asia Campus.
Joong-Hwan Oh is professor of sociology at Hunter College of The City University of New York.
Introduction, Hojeong Lee, Jaehyeon Jeong, and Joong-Hwan Oh
Part I: Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Development of a Smart City
Chapter 1. The Local Business Analysis Service for Service-Oriented Government: Seoul Metropolitan Government Case, June-Suh Cho and KwangJong Ahn
Chapter 2. Can Social Media Increase Government Responsiveness? A Case Study of Seoul, Korea, Seok-Jin Eom, Hanchan Hwang, and Jun Houng Kim
Chapter 3. Seoul, City of Sharing and Collaboration: The Rise of an Urban Ecosystem of Social Innovation, Monica Bernardi
Part II: Placemaking for E-Seoul: Network Governance, Art, and Tourism
Chapter 4. Toward Sustainable Governance: Strategic Analysis of the Smart City Seoul Portal in Korea, Yejin Yoo
Chapter 5. Developmentalist Smart Cities? The Cases of Singapore and Seoul, Yu-Min Joo
Chapter 6. Arts and Cultural/Creative Activities as Creative Placemaking Strategy in a Newly Built Urban District: The Case of Seoul Digital Media City (DMC), Junmin Song
Chapter 7. The Intra-and Inter-regional Economic Effects of Smart Tourism City Seoul: Analysis Using an Input-Output Model, Hyunae Lee and Sunyoung Hlee
Part III: Case Studies: E-commerce, Urban Planning, and Urban Sustainability
Chapter 8. Examining the Impact of E-commerce Growth on the Spatial Distribution of Fashion and Beauty Stores in Seoul, Sohyun Park and Keumsook Lee
Chapter 9. Smart, Sustainable, and Citizen Centered: A Network Analysis of Urban R&D Trends in Seoul, South Korea, Bo Wang, Sang Do Park, Jong-Youl Lee, and Jesse W. Campbell
Chapter 10. Urban Sustainability versus Green-Washing—Fallacy and Reality of Urban Regeneration in Downtown Seoul, Thorsten Schuetze and Lorenzo Chelleri
Chapter 11. A Machine Learning Approach to the Residential Relocation Distance of Households in the Seoul Metropolitan Region, Changhyo Yi and Kijung Kim
Chapter 12. What Factors Affect Commuters’ Utility of Choosing Mobility as a Service? An Empirical Evidence from Seoul, Sujae Kim, Sangho Choo, Sungtaek Choi, and Hyangsook Lee
About the Contributors
"Seoul is an ideal city to study the contemporary drivers of smart urbanization and the datafication of society. The contributors to this richly detailed volume provide multiple new insights on the dynamics of ICT-driven urbanization and how it will change the ways that we govern and understand cities in the coming decades."
"This edited volume provides empirical evidence on how the notion of the smart city has been interpreted and applied in Seoul. It focuses on data management and urban planning seeing the smart city as an engine for new urban growth thus trying to make sense of the impressive, yet multifaced effort of Seoul in leading the world's most technologically led, oriented, and implanted cities. In order to achieve this goal ,the book cuts across diverse disciplines, such as economics, sociology, public administration, public policy, urban design and planning, urban engineering, civil and environmental engineering, and tourism research."