Taipei City takes "open government", "participation by all", and "public-private collaboration" as its core vision and spirit, and promotes the development of smart cities based on the principle of "from the inside out, from public to private". In response to the evolution of smart technology and the changing needs of urban development, “Smart Government” is proposed as the main body to promote along with 7 other main projects including “Smart Security”, “Smart Building”, “Smart Transportation”, “Smart Education”, “Smart Health”, “Smart Environment”, and "Smart Economy", forming the "Smart City 1+7 field". Combining the top-down policy and the button up creative proposal, it is expected that Taipei City can build a co-prosperous ecosystems for the government, citizens, and industries, creating a blueprint for future planning of a smart city in Taipei.
The purpose of developing a smart city in Taipei is to achieve a life beyond efficiency for citizens. It is hoped that Taipei will become an experimental field and encourage industries and citizens to join the smart city ecosystem in Taipei, so that change and innovation can happen from here.