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Title U-City
Date 2009-03-28 Read 1797
The term U-city is an acronym for Ubiquitous City, and signifies the utilization of ubiquitous technology in the construction, operation, and management of a city. In other words, a U-city is a next-generation information city that can integrate an advanced IT infrastructure and ubiquitous information services in a city space to improve the convenience and quality of life in city living, increase safety and welfare through a systematic city management, and innovate the functions of a city, such as the creation of new industries.
In this sense, a U-city signifies a 21st-century Korean city that accomplishes the convergence of construction, tradition, and culture through a complete assembly of advanced IT and ubiquitous technologies.
The characteristics of a U-city can be analyzed in terms of intelligence, network, platform, and application as shown in the following table. In other words, a U-city can be defined by the level of intelligence of city functions that intelligently manages and optimizes the diverse circumstances related to city functions; the establishment of a wired/wireless communications network that provides a foundation for the establishment of an electronic space; the shared platform and integrated management which promote utilization of universal services at any time and any place; and the diversification and application of practical services based on the ubiquitous technology.
 
 
Until now, the U-city operation in Korea has taken place under the leadership of local governing bodies. However, an attempt to establish a U-city through standardized procedures and methods rather than by each local governing body has been made.
In addition, the laws have been revised to allow provincial public enterprises and special purpose companies mutually invested in by both civilians and the government to participate in the U-city operation in June 2008, which means that the establishment, management, and operation of a U-city can now be delegated to a professional institution and profits can be generated.
As part of U-Seoul, U-city services will be provided in Seoul in 2015. Initially, the U-Seoul Free Zone will be established in Myeong-dong, Euljiro, and Insa-dong, and U-tour services will be provided. In addition, with the utilization of an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) system based on U-IT used in U-Han River and U-Cheonggyecheon as the start, U-information will become accessible through mobile phones and other imaging systems.
Incheon is devising a USP (Ubiquitous Strategic Planning) in Songdo, Yeongjong, and Cheongra with the establishment of a comprehensive master plan. It will attempt to deduce details such as the scope of the establishment of a U-City through such USP. On the other hand, the Incheon Free Economic Zone Office will establish an MOU with ETRI, the government-supported research institute, and contribute to the development of advanced integration technologies in the field of U-city.
In addition, Gyeonggi-do is planning to maximize regional profits by implementing U-city services in the city that will be newly formed, and Jeju Island is scheduled to provide U-tourism services that will support its endeavors to become a high-tech tourism city. In addition, the local governing bodies of Chungcheong-do, Jeolla-do, Gyeongsang-do, and Gangwon-do are actively considering the execution of the U-city operation.
The main U-cities that are currently under construction are Heungdeok, Yongin; Woonjeong, Paju; Pangyo; Gwanggyo, Suwon; and Songdo. These cities are expected to provide a U-city lifestyle to approximately 2.3 million people by 2015. The value of U-city-related markets in Korea is expected to reach approximately KRW 50 trillion by 2010 (KETI, Korea Electronic Technology Institute).

Korea is planning to establish the new industrial area of CIT (construction + IT), which integrates industries related to city planning/development/management/operation with the advanced IT industry, and develop it into a new growth engine for the nation. Thus the construction of a U-city of the future has been selected as a national project and is in progress, and the overseas export of the U-city concept is scheduled to be supported by forming an international U-city commission based on Korea's experience in U-cities and localized core technologies.
Currently, SK is the Korean company that is most active in the overseas export of the U-city concept. SK has exchanged an MOU for the construction of a U-city in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia, in March 2007, and established an MOU with Shanghai, China, in regards to a U-city establishment operation in May 2008. SK is scheduled to establish the Beijing Culture City (tentative name) outside of Shanghai in a space of 202,100m2.
Posdata has also exchanged an MOU with Yanji, China, in regards to the establishment of a U-city. It is aiming to build a futuristic high-tech city by integrating an advanced IT infrastructure and ubiquitous environment in a city space. In addition, Korea's large IT enterprises such as KT, LG, and Samsung are also known to be examining the execution of U-city operations overseas.
On the other hand, the value of the international market related to U-cities is expected to reach $702.5 billion in 2010 from $252.7 billion in 2005 (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan).
 

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