Republic of Korea-ADB Urban Development Forum: Applications of Smart Technologies

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Republic of Korea-ADB Urban Development Forum: Applications of Smart Technologies

29 June 2021 to 02 July 2021


Korean cities have made remarkable progress in the last 60 years. Rapid economic growth during the industrialization in the 1960s–1970s raised living standards considerably, and it also saw the emergence of urban development challenges over the decades as new development gains are achieved. Seoul, for example, had to face a massive rural-urban exodus, which caused housing shortages, increase in slum areas, lack of infrastructure and services, and environmental degradation. And these challenges paved the way for new and innovative ways of managing cities, which have been replicated in other cities and new urban development in the Republic of Korea.

This event is designed to share knowledge and solutions to help with urbanization challenges focusing on Korean experiences and enterprises’ expertise. The event aimed to find out how Korean cities faced these challenges, and how they currently leverage digital technologies to develop new urban services that improve cities’ operational performance, provide greater transparency and more interaction with citizens, and reduce the local environmental impact and inequalities. The knowledge sessions framed the context with highlighting the challenges faced in each urban subsector. The sessions emphasized solutions that worked and others that did not work and why.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
29 Jun 2021 [Webinar Recording] Digital Solutions for Better Service Delivery
The session highlighted the challenges faced by Korean cities and the corresponding solutions. Yun-seok Jung, Senior Manager at the Transportation Policy...
29 Jun 2021 Opening Session Welcome Remarks Seong-ik Oh, Director, Overseas Construction Policy Division, Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Xiaohong Yang, Chief Thematic Officer, SDCC, ADB
29 Jun 2021 Knowledge Sharing – Digital Solutions for Better Service Delivery Seoul and Its Transportation
This session provides an overview of Seoul and its intelligent transportation systems (ITS), detailing how the city recovered from the damages brought...
Yun-seok Jung
29 Jun 2021 Knowledge Sharing – Digital Solutions for Better Service Delivery Data Hub Platform for Smart Cities
This presentation shares how utilizing data can help solve complex problems and challenges in cities. It also gives an overview of the architecture of...
Seung-myeong Jeong
29 Jun 2021 Knowledge Sharing – Digital Solutions for Better Service Delivery Digital Twin Project of LX
The project focuses on creating virtual digital works identical to the real world to simulate and forecast various situations.
Simon Jeon
29 Jun 2021 Knowledge Sharing – Digital Solutions for Better Service Delivery Smart City Integrated Platform and Smart City Safety Net Service
This presentation explains the the concept behind the smart city integrated platform, which is an integrated urban situation management tool that synthesizes...
Joo-hyun Lee
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
30 Jun 2021 [Webinar Recording] Integrated Water Management: Digital Solutions and Governance
This session shared how the Republic of Korea, through its K-City Network Global Program, utilizes integrated water management approaches, and smart technologies...
30 Jun 2021 Knowledge Sharing – Integrated Water Management: Digital Solutions and Governance “Challenges Faced by Korean Cities in the Water Sector and Solutions: What Worked and What Didn't Work” Sang-young Park, Principal, Global Business Division, Korea Water Resource Corporation (K-Water)
30 Jun 2021 Knowledge Sharing – Integrated Water Management: Digital Solutions and Governance “Smart Metering and Control System” Sam Kim, Director, Overseas Sales, Shindoga Electronics
30 Jun 2021 Knowledge Sharing – Integrated Water Management: Digital Solutions and Governance “Intelligent Platform with Water Leakage Management” Sang-hoon Cha, CEO, WI. Plat
30 Jun 2021 Knowledge Sharing – Integrated Water Management: Digital Solutions and Governance “Diagnostic and Rehabilitation of Old Water Pipelines and Water Quality Management” Dong-hoon Cha, Director, Water Planning and Development Center, Seoul Water (Arisu)
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
01 Jul 2021 [Webinar Recording] Energy Management System in Urban Context: Advanced Metering Infrastructure and Smart Metering Management
This session discussed various initiatives for low-carbon transition (shifting to renewable energy, role of design and construction to achieve zero energy...
01 Jul 2021 Knowledge Sharing – Energy Management System in Urban Context Panel presentation and virtual roundtable discussion
01 Jul 2021 Knowledge Sharing – Energy Management System in Urban Context “Challenges Faced by Korean Cities in the Water Sector and Solutions: What Worked and What Didn't Work” Mi-young Kim, Assistant Director, Low-carbon Policy Division, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province
01 Jul 2021 Knowledge Sharing – Energy Management System in Urban Context “Distributed Energy System using Renewable Energy and Energy Storage System Management” Hyeong-ig Kim, Senior Researcher, New Energy Business Planning Department, Hyundai Electric and Energy Systems Co., Ltd.
01 Jul 2021 Knowledge Sharing – Energy Management System in Urban Context “Advanced Metering Infrastructure and Smart Metering Management” Stephan Gug-won Youn, Senior Managing Director, NuriFlex
01 Jul 2021 Knowledge Sharing – Energy Management System in Urban Context “Building Energy Management System” Ju-myon Park, CEO, ZeroEN
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
02 Jul 2021 [Webinar Recording] Green Public Transportation and New Transit Smart City Development through K-City Network
This sessionpresented insights and technologies on solutions to enhance safety, mobility, efficency, sustainability of transport systems including intelligent...
02 Jul 2021 Knowledge Sharing – Green Public Transportation and New Transit; Smart City Development through K-City Network “Challenges Faced by Korean Cities in the Transport Sector and Solutions: What Worked and What Didn't Work” Tae-hyung Kim, Director and Senior Research Fellow, Center for Smart City and Transport, Korea Transport Institute
02 Jul 2021 Knowledge Sharing – Green Public Transportation and New Transit; Smart City Development through K-City Network “Mobile Transportation Card System and Advanced Public Transportation System” Sue Hyun-suk Park, General Manager, International Cooperation Team, ITS Korea
02 Jul 2021 Knowledge Sharing – Green Public Transportation and New Transit; Smart City Development through K-City Network “Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure” Hyung-jin Joo, CEO, ChargEV
02 Jul 2021 Knowledge Sharing – Green Public Transportation and New Transit; Smart City Development through K-City Network “Bus Rapid Transit System” So-young Iris You, Principal Researcher, Innovative Transport Policy Division, Korea Railroad Research Institute
02 Jul 2021 Knowledge Sharing – Green Public Transportation and New Transit; Smart City Development through K-City Network “Latest Smart City Development Demands and KIND’s Support Program” Ryan Kwangbok Lee, Director, Overseas Infrastructure and Economic Research Department, Korea Overseas Infrastructure and Urban Development Corporation (KIND)

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