Tomorrow's Cities: Is South Korea's Songdo a model?
2 September 2013 Last updated at 02:36 BST
As cities around the world look to technology to make themselves 'smarter' many are watching Songdo.
Built from scratch with smart technologies very much a part of its DNA, it sits adjacent to Seoul, already regarded as one of the hi-tech capitals of the world.
So has the South Korean experimental city, dubbed by some as 'city-in-a-box' because of its reliance on technology, been a success?
Lucy Williamson reports.