|제목||Sejong Special Self-governing City, a smart city whose citizens get happy.|
One year ago on a cold winter day in December, 2017 !
I did my moving-in notification.
At first only apartments, govern buildings and snow covered Sejong Lake Park
icily welcomed my family,
Our Sejong life started like this, and through experiencing eco-friendly
and smart Sejong city life day by day,
we could confirm that how excellent our hard-won decision
of moving-into Sejong city was.
More than public bike service, when my wife has some problems in her car,
she can use Car Sharing Service
at its Parking Zones installed every town in the city.
Sharing Economy is the the most important future-oriented system
to make a sustainable smart city
through protecting environment and saving natural resources.
Furthermore in this summer,
an innovative eco-friendly rainwater remover from umbrella was introduced
to reduce the amount of vinyl umbrella
which is too much wasted in rainy season.
This product made Sejong citizens surprised once more.
Having looked at these endless efforts of Sejong city,
I was not only deeply moved but also decided to do my best
to keep the environment of Sejong city where I am living.
and cannot afford to buy an electric car yet,
trying to join protecting the environment.
But I am looking forward to the day using those Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
in Sejong city.
Are you surprised at all these things yet?
But every day in Sejong city is a continuation of wonder.
this is an application of the very IoT(Internet of Things) Sensor Lighting technology,
to save maximum electricity through controling the lighting brightness
according to the number of approaching people.
And in Sejong Lake Park,
various lighting systems combined with smart technologies
are offering convenience to the citizens.
Automatic Pedestrian Recognition Traffic Light
helps pedestrians cross the crosswalk safely
without waiting when cars do not pass.
Citizen’s safety is most important in Smart City.
because you can park at a low price
and no need of waiting for the guide for the payment.
What do you think of all these smart systems?
Do you envy Sejong citizens?
After having lived here for 1 year, I felt that
Sejong city is suggesting the Role Model of Happy City
through practically using smart technologies
to make a eco-friendly and safe city.
By the way, who do you think are in charge of
all these various smart administrative service in Sejong city?
Only the mayor and city officials?
Sejong city already operates a program ‘Wise Sejong Life’
supporting citizens to experiment various ideas voluntarily.
To complete a safe and eco-friendly Smart City,
the whole city should be a laboratory,
citizens as well as city officials test various ideas together
and spread good ideas widely.
Implementation of Social Living Lab is the city’s aim.
Having experienced Sejong Life for one year only,
it allowed me to feel and experience a lot of things,
which is impossible in any other cities.
I wish Sejong city would be the leading Smart City in Korea
and as a citizen, I will also join and support the aim actively.
Welcome to Sejong city, a good place to live ^^
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