Tao, S.; Liu, H.B.; Wang, S.T., and Li, C.H., 2020. Construction of smart coastal cities based on digital government. In: Al-Tarawneh, O. and Megahed, A. (eds.), Recent Developments of Port, Marine, and Ocean Engineering. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 110, pp. 154–158. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.
With the development of China's economy and society, the progress of urbanization has accelerated, and a series of issues such as population, transportation, and environment problems have emerged in the process of the operation and development of the cities. The concept of smart city has pointed out the direction to solve the above problems, and governments at all levels have been actively promoting the construction and development of digital cities. Based on literature review and empirical analysis, this paper takes a coastal city X of Fujian Province, China as an example to study the smart city construction process in coastal areas, it analyzes the existing problems and proposes corresponding feasible countermeasures. The research results show that digital government can promote the construction progress of smart coastal cities through top-level design and data sharing; aiming at problems such as insufficient information infrastructure and imperfect development environment, the government should guide investment to participate in the construction, innovatively develop the “Internet+” industry, and strive to create an upgraded version of smart city, the Smart Coast. This study has certain reference significance for the construction and development of smart coastal cities, and provides an effective way for the government to plan, construct and manage the digital cities.