The Digital Times, a Korean media, released an article about smart cities on May 28, 2019, which summarizes an interview with IMSC Director Prof. Cyrus Shahabi, the CIO of the City of Los Angeles Mr. Ted Ross, and IMSC Visiting Professor Joon Heo (Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea). The interview was made during their visit to a workshop on Smart Cities at the Yonsei University on May 15, 2019. The article emphasizes that the keyword for a smart city is “data” based on the active and voluntary participation of citizens. The difference in smart city effort between the City of Seoul and the City of Los Angeles was discussed. Prof. Shahabi described the importance of crowdsourced data from the general public for the success of important smart city applications such as transportation and pollution. The details can be found here.