After evaluating 100 cities with populations over 160,000 people, and ranking their e-government systems in terms of online privacy, usability, content, service, and citizen participation, Seoul was named number one.
It doesn’t end there. The Intelligent Community Forum recently awarded the Gangnam District of Seoul as the most intelligent community of the year.
Seoul’s success — and Korea’s, as a nation, did not occur overnight. South African photojournalist Nick Van Der Leek recently visited the Republic of Korea, met with business leaders, and explains how Korea does it, citing their insular language, love of reading, hard-working ethic, and population density.