A Study on the Need of Applying Smart City technological Elements in Urban Regeneration in Residential Areas

Ju-Sung Kim,Jong-Jin Kim, Cho Chang Shin

This study established a study model on the basis of experts in urban regeneration- and smarty city-related fields, and analyzed the need of applying smart city technological elements and priorities among residents in areas where urban regeneration is currently underway.In the present study, a preliminary evaluation criteria guideline of a model for activating urban generation including smart city elements was created in the course of brainstorming by eight experts in urban regeneration- and smarty city-related fields. In addition, a multi-layered decision-making model composed of four major classifications and 17 small classifications was established by improving the preliminary evaluation criteria guideline. Following this step, AHP survey was conducted among 30 residents in areas where urban regeneration projects are underway and further analyzed. By doing so, the consistency of input elements was tested, and the significance and priorities as weighted values were selected.Following the analysis, the four major classifications revealed that the significance of applying smart city technology turned out the highest, followed by policy support, the role of urban regeneration support center and building resident capacity. After analyzing the complex significance of the 17 small classification items, smart safety and traffic significance turned out the highest, followed by budgetary support by the central government, gathering a group of experts in urban regeneration, smart energy and hands-on experiences in smart life. In other words, the residents were highly aware of the need of applying smart technological elements in urban regeneration. In particular, they considered the need of installing smart surveillance cameras (or CCTV) to ensure safety and providing traffic information in order to reduce the chronic traffic congestion. They tended to benefit from convenience, while experiencing its good points in smart environmentfriendly energy, at home and public places. Furthermore, they understand the need of budgetary assistance led by the central government, and showed great interest in gathering a group of experts in urban regeneration who play a central role in implementing urban-residential area regeneration projects.Substantial amounts of budgets are needed to apply all smart technological elements into such urban regeneration projects. Accordingly, financial resources should be assigned efficiently to fields such as smart safety, traffic environment, smart park and building energy where budget serves as an important part in such areas as resident capacity-building projects. Regarding such projects, residents generally regard them unnecessary.

Volume 11 | 05-Special Issue

Pages: 2446-2456