• [Singapore_The Straits Times] Seoul wins Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize
    등록일 2018-03-20 글쓴이 ssunha
    Seoul wins Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Rahimah Rashith PUBLISHEDMAR 17, 2018, 5:00 AM SGT   South Korean capital honoured for giving up roads and highways for people-centric spaces Source: <>   In the South Korean capital Seoul, highways and main roads have made way for public spaces for the people. At Cheonggyecheon, in downtown Seoul, an elevated highway was removed to restore a stream and create a natural recreational space. And Yonsei-ro, a 550m stretch of road lined with shops was pedestrianised so that visitors can enjoy the space more. Before vehicle access was controlled, roads there were congested and cars crawled at 10kmh. Now cars in Yonsei-ro make way for people to enjoy public performances on its streets. These car-lite moves in "shifting away from car-oriented transportation to people-centric spaces" were among the reasons Seoul was picked as the winner of the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize. The announcement was made at the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Centre yesterday. Seoul is the fifth recipient, after earlier wins by Medellin in Colombia, Suzhou in China, Bilbao in Spain and New York City in the US. The city beat 28 others to clinch the biennial award by URA and the Centre for Liveable Cities. Hamburg in Germany, Kazan in the Russian Federation, Surabaya in Indonesia and Tokyo in Japan received special mentions for good practices in their city management. The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize is an international award honouring outstanding achievements in the creation of liveable, vibrant and sustainable urban communities around the world. "Seoul once appeared as a city drowning in problems beyond solutions. Amazingly, strong creative leadership, building on deep citizen engagement and data-driven solutions, managed to turn things around. This mega city now leads the way in delivering inclusive, dynamic and forward-looking urban solutions. "It is a truly worthy recipient of the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize," said the nominating committee's chairman, Professor Kishore Mahbubani. Seoul overcame challenges such as rapid urbanisation and the task of providing for a booming car-based society by introducing projects that repurposed urban infrastructure and engaging citizen participation in day-to-day operations. Crediting Seoul's citizens for the win, Mayor Park Won Soon said: "I believe that this award is a recognition of the citizens of Seoul's retrospection of the past and insight into the future in order to make Seoul a 'meta-polis'." The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize comprises an award certificate, a gold medallion and a cash prize of $300,000, sponsored by Keppel Corporation. It is a highlight of the upcoming World Cities Summit, which will be held at Marina Bay Sands from July 8 to 12. A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 17, 2018, with the headline 'Seoul wins Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize'. Print Edition | Subscribe Related to this article more:   Seoul wins Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2018   Seoul clinches Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize honouring urban initiatives Seoul, South Korea conferred Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2018 Seoul clinches Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize honouring urban initiatives Kreatif dan Inovatif, Surabaya Raih Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2018 
  • [HK_The South China Morning Post] Asian cities poised to carry the torch for the..
    등록일 2018-06-15 글쓴이 ssunha
    Asian cities poised to carry the torch for the smart city movement   McKinsey report says Asia’s next generation of professionals are not only more accepting of doing things the digital way, but already demand a seamless experience The South China Morning Post  PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 13 June, 2018, 6:23pm UPDATED : Wednesday, 13 June, 2018, 10:34pm Source: Asia’s major cities, and their hi-tech-savvy younger generation, are poised to play a more crucial future role in making urban life easier through the use of smart technology, a new McKinsey report predicts.  The report measures “smartness” by the adoption levels of technology-led infrastructure, the availability of smart applications and urban residents’ embracing of such offerings, spanning from real-time public transit information to tele-medicine, or remote diagnosis of diseases. New York, Singapore and San Francisco are still the global top three performers – but they are closely followed and being caught up quickly by mainland China cities Shenzhen, Beijing and Shanghai, and the South Korean capital Seoul, where the McKinsey study says increasing numbers of Asian residents are already embracing big data and the very latest in technology. The McKinsey Global Institute, the consultancy’s research arm, measured 50 major cities around the world on their smart progress so far. “The fortunes of the emerging economies will be shaped by what happens in their cities – and Asia, with its young population of digital natives and biggest urban problems to solve, appears poised to carry the torch for the smart-city movement in future,” the McKinsey study concludes. The world’s most-developed cities still lead in building the underlying information technology infrastructure, including sensors and devices to obtain data, fast communications networks and open data portals for government agencies to better share data with the public, with those in North America also lead the way in the roll-out of smart applications. This strength of high-income cities, however, is not necessarily working in tandem with their residents’ adoption of smart applications, especially in cities populated by the elderly citizens, said Katrina Lv, a McKinsey partner in Shanghai, stressing that Chinese cities are already moving ahead of the curve in “going smart”, compared with some of their western counterparts. Hong Kong’s plan to become a ‘smart’ city needs some fresh thinking “With its big urban problems to solve, China and the whole Asian region will play a big role in shaping the future of smart cities,” said Lv. The study said that Asia’s next generation or professionals are not only more accepting of doing things the digital way, but have come to expect it and already demand a seamless experience. Those top Chinese cities excel, it adds, in the levels of acceptance of adopting smart city applications. It also says as cities become smarter, there will be some fundamental shifts in a raft of traditional industries, using the real estate sector as a typical example. The study showed land values, for instance, are likely to rise in previously less popular areas of some cities, as they become smarter. Smart mobility applications such as e-hailing, on-demand minibuses, and eventually autonomous cars could raise values in areas that are not currently well served by conventional forms of public transport. The study predicts, too, that better use of data and technology could shave 15 to 30 minutes off average daily commuting times, or save up to 300 lives annually, in a city with a population of 5 million.   This article appeared in the South China Morning Post print edition as: Asian cities set to carry the torch for smart-city movement, study finds  
  • [UK_Intellegent Transport] Deloitte launches the second phase of its City Mobili..
    등록일 2018-06-15 글쓴이 ssunha
    Deloitte launches the second phase of its City Mobility Index The City Mobility Index illustrates how Shanghai, Shenzhen, Beijing and Hong Kong are rapidly improving their mobility systems… By Intelligent Transport13 June 2018 Source:   The second phase of the Deloitte City Mobility Index – 2018 has been launched, evaluating 29 additional cities and rating how well they use technological developments to provide new solutions. The Index creates a new way for city officials, transport operators and public planners to gauge how prepared their networks are for the rapid changes that are occurring in the transportation ecosystem, known as the ‘Future of Mobility’. “The release of the second phase of the Deloitte City Mobility Index – 2018 continues to set the stage for increased learning around the future of mobility and how cities around the world are leveraging new technologies to advance the global transport system,” said Simon Dixon, Deloitte’s Global Transportation Leader. “With the rapid speed of change and issues including high congestion, poor air quality, expanding the metro network and widespread adoption of emerging technologies, the Index provides a key framework for cities to learn from each other and power the transport systems of tomorrow.” Now included is analysis of Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Beijing, noting their strengths and challenges. As a whole, cities in China are at different stages of improving their mobility, each with a unique set of challenges and investments that are either hindering or driving growth. Tokyo, Seoul, London and Singapore all received high marks in the Index due to their innovative solutions and ability to create a more efficient, multi-modal transport system. Shenzhen in China, is also leading the way. With consistent focus and investments in the electrification of transport modes, Shenzhen has established its presence with the world’s largest electric bus fleet. The city also has very strong car and bike-sharing systems; providing first- and last-mile solutions. The transportation authority of Shenzhen is currently focusing on tackling the high congestion levels in the city by using technologies and effective parking management. The Index also revealed that although Hong Kong has one of the most reliable, efficient and accessible transportation networks of the examined cities in China, it has been lagging in its testing and adoption of new technologies. Without the advent of ride-sharing and autonomous vehicle testing as well as an environment that fosters innovation, the city could risk its position as a global model for public transportation. Recognised for its metro system, Shanghai continues to invest in building a more innovative transport system. The city has substantial expansion plans for its transportation infrastructure and is enforcing sustainability through its robust underground pedestrian network. Congestion levels remain a significant challenge across China. In order for the cities to keep up with other major markets across the globe, efforts to reduce congestion and air pollution need to be priorities. “Chinese cities are clearly recognising the potential to lead on the future of mobility and are testing innovative solutions to keep pace with the unmatched rate of disruption,” said Clare Ma, Government & Public Sector leader, Deloitte China. “With forward-looking initiatives and commitments from both the public and private sector to address key pain points for Chinese mobility, the region is poised to become a model for future transport systems for years to come.”  
  • [USA_Automation] South Korea set to legalize ICOs under new conditions
    등록일 2018-05-08 글쓴이 ssunha
    South Korea set to legalize ICOs under new conditions Author: Jonathan Wilkins 3th May 2018 Source: Details of the Proposed ICO Bill Rep. Hong Eui-rak is leading the move to legalize ICOs in the country. He is a member of the South Korean ruling party, the Democratic Party of Korea. According to Rep. Hong, the proposed bill the result of the collaboration between his office and the Korea International Trade Association (KITA). Speaking during a forum on Initial Coin Offerings and blockchain at the country’s National Assembly, Hong said that: The bill is aimed at legalizing ICOs under the government’s supervision. The primary goal is helping remove uncertainties facing blockchain-related businesses. The new legislation does not provide legal cover for unlimited ICOs. Instead, the bill encourages ICOs that promote the growth and development of blockchain technology. Hence, only ICOs by research institutions and public organizations are allowed under the proposed regulatory framework. The Financial Services Commission, as well as the Ministry of Science and ICT, will be in charge of regulating and monitoring ICOs. This move represents the first definitive step taken to reverse the 2017 ICO ban. The country’s government banned ICOs in a bid to prevent uncontrolled speculative investments in cryptocurrencies. As a result, the new ICO paradigm only recognizes ICOs that champion innovation, not just any odd business idea. Commenting on the bill, Speaker of National Assembly, Chung Sye-kyun said: Blockchain and cryptos can be used in various public sectors for good causes. Given their potential, we need to work to help reduce political uncertainties they face. Crypto and Blockchain Tech in South Korea This move by the country’s legislators confirms stories coming out of South Korea about ICOs. In March, there was talk that the government would allow Initial Coin Offerings but under “certain conditions.” Regulatory crackdowns in the nation in late 2017 contributed to the decline in global crypto prices. News of an impending ban on crypto exchanges caused widespread panic and protests. The government eventually conceded and instead, prohibited anonymous trading. The government has also declared in recent times that it would support and encourage the crypto market. Seoul, the country’s capital, recently announced that it would be launching its city-wide crypto called S-coin. Do you think the proposed Initial Coin Offering paradigm in South Korea is a step in the right direction? Let us know in the comment section below.


  • [Videol Seoul wins World City Prize
    등록일 2018-04-09 글쓴이 ssunha
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  • [SI_Report] The 50-Plus Generation_Seoul Institute_Kyoung-A Nam(2017)
    등록일 2018-06-15 글쓴이 ssunha
    Summary The health of a society de pends on thehealth of the over-fifties Knowing that this is the generation that drove the Miracle on the Hangang River, the SMG presents policies to inspire the boomers to design and build their own miracle for a second beginning As they say, “when an old man dies, a library burns to the ground.” That is how much experience and wisdom one person attains throughout life. If we were to lose such experience and knowledge of the baby boomers who flourished through a dynamic phase of the modern era, it would simply be a sheer loss to our country. The 50-plus generation is our backbone, and we cannot afford to have a vulnerable back. When our 50-plus generation is strong, their parents and children will also be strong. This is precisely why 50+ policies concern much more than just the over-fifties. With 50+ programs, the 50-plus generation will be able to explore who they really are, prepare for old age, add new potentials, and rekindle economic vivacity in the city. Contents CHAPTER 1 Why the 50-plus? CHAPTER 2 Assistance for the Over-fifties: Examples from Overseas CHAPTER 3 Before the Seoul50Plus Foundation Came Along CHAPTER 4 Into the Past 200 Days of the Seoul50Plus Foundation CHAPTER 5 Challenges ahead for the Seoul50Plus Foundation About Author, Kyoung-A Nam After majoring in Education and Social Welfare, Kyoung-A Nam has been actively involved in Happy Senior projects designed to support people aged between 40 and 60. She has been working with the Hope Institute since 2006, committed to identifying and developing job models in non-profit organization. Over the last decade alone, she trained and counseled some 2,000 people aged 40–60 both at home and abroad while studying innovative examples from all around the world to make changes back home. She is now the head of the Seoul50Plus Western Campus, the first 50+ campus to be established by the Seoul50Plus Foundation. She is also the co-author of “Aging Class.”  
  • [SI_Report] The Seoul City Wall_Wu-Yong Jeon(2018)
    등록일 2018-06-15 글쓴이 ssunha
    Summary Living with the Seoul City Wall, the Historic Landmark The old fortification that has protected the capital city is now revived in the truest sense of the word, by the city and its constituents. What do the ancient walls of Hanyang, the old name of Seoul, mean to the people of modern Seoul? Primarily, the walls are an invaluable cultural heritage and tourist attraction. On the other hand, they are a border fraught with tension between those who wish to preserve its history and those who wish to modernize the city. In modern Seoul, where the height of buildings is an indication of growth and prosperity, new buildings tower above the remaining old buildings resting their shoulders against the city walls. The areas around these aged walls has now become battleground where the obsession for growth clashes with the belated commitment to preserving history. The battle presents us with this question: Can we go beyond marketing our cultural heritage only for profit and create a climate favorable to both capitalism and history? When we contemplate this question and attempt to find an answer, Seoul will see a door open to a better tomorrow. — Introduction   List of Contents   CHAPTER 1 History of the Seoul City Wall CHAPTER 2 Life Inside the Walls of Hanyang CHAPTER 3 Destruction and Destructive “Restoration” CHAPTER 4 Old City Walls: A Boon for Seoul About Author, Wu-Yong Jeon The author studied Korean history at Seoul National University and earned his doctorate at the same university with his dissertation titled ‘Korean Companies in the Early Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century.’ He taught at his alma mater, Catholic University of Korea, and Sangmyung University, and served crucial roles at various institutions. He was a standing research fellow at the Institute of Seoul Studies at University of Seoul, professor at the Seoul National University Hospital History and Cultural Center, research professor at Hanyang University Institute for East Asian Cultures, specialist at the Central Cultural Heritage Committee, and a member of the SMG Cultural Heritage Committee. Currently, he serves as the Deputy Director of the SMG Hangang River Citizens Committee and as a member of the SMG Citizens Committee for Cheonggyecheon Stream, SMG Urban Regeneration Committee and SMG Hanyang City Walls Advisory Committee. Jeon is an author of many publications, including “Into Seoul”, “The Birth of Modern Men”, “The Birth of Korean Companies”, “East of Seoul”, “Thus Speaks Korean History”, “Deep into Korean History” and “Times in 140 Characters.”   About the translator So-Jin Park has studied at Yonsei University and the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. She has translated documents and publications by numerous South Korean government institutions, such as the Seoul Institute, Korea Tourism Organization, Korea Technology Finance Corporation, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, SH Corporation, Korea Environment & Water Works Institute, and Science and Technology Policy Institute.
  • [SI_Report] The Seoul Institute Research Abstracts 2017_Chang Yi
    등록일 2018-05-16 글쓴이 ssunha
    The Seoul Institute Research Abstracts 2017 Chang Yi   Editor’s Note 01 Urban Planning 02 Transportation Planning 03 Environmental Planning 04 Social Policy 05 Urban Administration 06 Economy
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The main mission of the Metropolis International Training Institute (MITI) is to strengthen the institutional and professional capacities of local and metropolitan authorities and their leaders for better public governance.

The Metropolis International Training Institute (MITI) is the training and learning center of Metropolis, established in 1996.Today, MITI counts on headquarters located in Seoul, and four regional centers: Cairo, Mashhad, Mexico City and Paris (Île-de-France). Formerly located in Montreal, the headquarters have been transferred to Seoul after a decision taken at the Metropolis Board of Directors’ meeting in Guangzhou, in 2012.

With its relaunch in Seoul, MITI enters a new era of knowledge dissemination, with the boosted activation of its regional centers. MITI will spare no efforts to operate training programs in line with other Metropolis activities, for all members of the Association, and also for its institutional partners and affiliated cities.
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  • 공유도시(Sharing City) 서울은?

시간, 공간, 재능, 물건, 정보 등 누구나 소유하고 있는 것을 함께 나누어 활용함으로써 쓰지 않고 놀리는 자원을 효율적으로 활용하고, 지역경제를 활성화하며, 이웃과 공동체 의식도 형성하고, 환경에도 이로운 활동인 '공유'가 활성화된 도시입니다.

'공유도시 서울' 정책을 추진하게 된 이유는?

복지, 환경, 일자리 등에서 사회적 수요는 급증하고 있으나 한정된 예산과 자원으로 이를 해결하는데 많은 어려움이 있습니다. 또한 급격한 도시화로 공동체 의식이 실종되었고, 과잉소비에 따른 자원고갈과 환경오염 문제가 지속적으로 발생하고 있습니다.
이러한 해결이 어려운 도시의 경제적, 사회적, 환경적 문제들을 '공유'라는 새로운 방법을 통해 완화시켜 나가고자 합니다.