Songdo is a city in South Korea that is being developed from scratch with the intent to become the most sustainable city in the world. It is expected to be completed later this year as an example of how cities of the future will look like.
Watch video below of how the city is shaping up:
Songdo International Business District is conceptualized as the ultimate smart and sustainable city and a testing ground for leading-edge technological infrastructure by Cisco Systems; all dimensions of life are integrated: real estate, utilities, transportation, education, health and government.
Built on tidal flats, 64 km from Seoul within the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ), South Korea’s first FEZ, and connected to Incheon International Airport by a 12 km bridge, Songdo differentiates itself from previous new towns in and around Seoul, which were public sector developments.
One of the key draws of Songdo is its strategic location in the Northeast Asian trading hub, which means residents can reach one third of the world’s population within 3.5 hours.