|Presentation Topic : Korean-style eco-smart city model and project plan|
Korean-style eco-smart city model and project plan
Countries across the world are now faced with two global mega-trends. One is the eco-friendliness and energy transition with regards to new climate regime, while the other is the 4th industrial revolution. When going through a development period, Korea experienced the serious issue of climate change caused by reckless energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission. Even though the country, which boasts the 7th largest economic power and its strong IT prowess, is actively promoting smart city projects on the one hand, it ranks low in the international response to climate change, showing the greatest increase of CO2 among OECD members.
By 2030, over 5 billion people, or approximately 70% of the global population, are expected to live in cities. Cities cover only 3% area of the earth. However, they are the major polluters, consuming 60-80% of global energy and emitting over 75% of global carbon. Thus, urban areas need to make efforts to cut down energy consumption and carbon emissions. As such, the presentation will introduce an eco-smart city project conceived by relevant research institutes in Korea, including the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements, in order to integrate green city projects and smart city projects that were previously carried out separately.
- Director of Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements Global Development Partnership Center
- Master Planner of Sejong Smart City Project
- Director of National Infrastructure Research Div.KRIHS
- Visiting Scholar, KAIST GCC
- Head of Delegation, ISO/TC204
- Ph.D. in Transportation Eng, Virginia Tech, USA
- Master in Urban Planning, Yonsei Univ.
- Bachelor in Architectural Eng, Yonsei Univ.