[Webinar Recording] Digital Solutions for Better Service Delivery

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

[Webinar Recording] Digital Solutions for Better Service Delivery

29 June 2021

The session highlighted the challenges faced by Korean cities and the corresponding solutions. Yun-seok Jung, Senior Manager at the Transportation Policy Division of the Seoul Metropolitan Government, provided an overview of Seoul and its intelligent transportation systems (ITS), detailing how the city recovered from the damages brought by the war in the 1950s to the establishment of urban management systems. He also talked about the Seoul Transportation vision that highlights human, sharing, and the environment.

Seung-myeong Jeong, Senior Researcher at the Korea Electronics Institute (KETI), presented on Data Hub Platform for Smart Cities. He stressed how utilizing data can help solve complex problems and challenges in cities. He gave an overview of the architecture of the City Data Hub, and discussed how it can collect, process, analyze, serve, and manage data. He also shared some examples on how the City Data Hub has been helping track confirmed COVID-19 cases since April 2020. The COVID-19 Epidemiological Investigation Support System is being used by 254 community health centers.

Simon Jeon, Manager at the Global Business Department of the Korea Land and Geospatial InformatiX Corporation, presented the Digital Twin Project of LX. The project focuses on creating virtual digital works identical to the real world to simulate and forecast various situations. He also shared some examples on the practical application of the project such as flood management.

Joo-hyun Lee, Deputy General Manager at the Smart City Association, discussed the Smart City Integrated Platform and Smart City Safety Net Service. He explained the concept behind the smart city integrated platform, which is an integrated urban situation management tool that synthesizes and processes various situation events in city that can occur simultaneously in crime prevention and disaster, traffic, environment, and facility management, among others. He also shared the achievements of the integrated platform such as the reducing dispatched time from 7.26 seconds to 5.58 seconds and decreasing the crime rate by 6.2%. The integrated platform should be designed in consideration of integration, interoperability, standardization, and extensibility.

Geographical Focus: 
Korea, Republic of
Type of Content: 
Learning Event


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