Songdo, a self-styled ‘smart city’ in South Korea. Photo: Shutterstock

From South Korea to Malaysia, the ‘smart cities’ hailed as answer to world’s urban ills turn to ghost towns

  • Across the globe, urban developments conceived by corporations have been pitched as technological and eco-friendly utopias
  • But many are prohibitively expensive and catalysts for land dispossession and social inequality
Topic |   Urban planning

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Songdo, a self-styled ‘smart city’ in South Korea. Photo: Shutterstock
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