There are many reasons to be complacent about city’s situation in the current era. Challenges like hunger, poverty & conflict have strengthened mankind for over centuries.
“The problems of urban life are real, complex & difficult to resolve, yet the opportunities created by successful resolutions are multifaceted, far-reaching, and potentially game-changing. And with each passing year of the 21st century, they become unavoidable.”
Regardless of whether you live in a smart city or not, it is imperative to stay abreast with the technological advancements, failing to which, the competition will wallop you. Songdo and Korea made the best use of their second chance in the economy by making changes in their strategies.