Seoul’s bold digital project

Seoul is commonly known as one of the world’s smartest cities, a city where technology has been used successfully for smart city development. In 2016, the government published its vision to become the world’s leading digital city by 2020 and the strategic plan of how to achieve it. A core component of the plan is to empower residents to be connected to technology and engage with government activities. To this end, the city of Seoul distributed second-hand smart devices to low-income families and created 3,590 free public Wi-Fi spots across the city. Furthermore,the city developed its mVoting system as well as an app called Oasis where people can submit proposals on issues affecting the city.