The haven model
This model is built around the idea of prime residential accommodation occupying a sizeable share of the district. The main accent: the smart home quarter.
The South Korean smart precinct of Songdo near Seoul is an example of this model. Residents in apartments can video-conference with neighbors or even attend classes remotely, using new technologies for social interaction and learning. Songdo International Business District includes homes, schools, universities, hospitals, office buildings, and cultural amenities, using smart city principles to shape its development, with sensors gathering data on traffic flow and energy use.