Smart Cities and the Response to Safety: Sustainability and Resilience in the Leading Digital Countries of South Korea and Denmark

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While their smart city approaches are extremely different with respect to
motivation, policy instruments, and technology deployment, South Korea
and Denmark have equally benefited during the COVID-19 pandemic from
their advanced digital pole positions and taken strong government actions to
fight the spread of the virus. Denmark has used smart work as one of its key
instruments, while Korea has used tracing and surveillance technology to
ensure citizens remain in isolation. This paper suggests that the smart city will
be a vital part of the political agenda of safety, sustainability, and resiliency
in the coming years. Also, the paper suggest that more focus is attributed to
smart cities’ agile component to supplement the often long term strategic
focus of smart cities.
Translated title of the contribution디지털 선도 국가인 덴마크와 한국에서 스마트시티와 안전: 지속가능성 그리고 회복력에 대한 대응
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart City Top Agenda : Discovering the Future Agenda of Smart Cities, and Building Tomorrows City with Global Leadership
Number of pages29
Place of PublicationAnyang
PublisherKorean Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement
Publication date2021
ISBN (Print)9788994071206
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Bibliographical note

Is published in English and Korean.


  • Smart cities
  • Resilience
  • Sustainability
  • Safety
  • E-government
  • Smart work
  • Smart technology
  • Korea
  • Denmark

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