Songdo in South Korea leading charge to become city of the future

The metropolis of Songdo in South Korea could help older cities, like London, to upgrade.

Cities are already home to half of the world’s 7billion population and that figure will rise to 70 per cent by 2050, according to the United Nations.

The metropolis needs to adapt if it is to cope and Songdo in South Korea is leading the charge to become a blueprint for the city of the future. Around 27,000 people will have moved in by the end of the year and, upon completion in 2016, 65,000 people will call the smart city home, with a further 300,000 commuting in daily.

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