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  • Seoul’s CAC Global Summit Hits Over 10 Million Views on YouTube
    등록일 2020-06-11 글쓴이 seoulsolution
    CAC (Cities Against Covid-19) Global Summit 2020 ended with success as the 5-day online global conference held by the Seoul Metropolitan Government to overcome the crisis caused by COVID-19 and prepare for the era of great transformation.   The videos available in Korean and English have received over 10 million views as of June 5. At this rate, it is expected the videos will hit over 20 million views by the end of June. In particular, the 90-minute, one-on-one conversation between the mayor Park Won Soon of Seoul and Jared Mason Diamond on June 4 (Thurs.) has caught the greatest attention from citizens around the world, obtaining over 1.05 million views.   CAC Global Summit, as a video conference with no on-site audience, was comprised of a mayoral meeting, sessions on different fields such as climate and environment, conversations with celebrities, and comprehensive conversations which totaled to 1,355 minutes (about 23 hours). In the mayoral meeting, 42 mayors of different cities graced the occasion with their participation.   A total of 156 speakers, 70 from Korea and 86 from abroad, participated in sessions to have heated discussion and suggest solutions.   Foreign press also paid great attention to the event. Over 10 international press agencies, including Aljazeera, the national broadcast of Qatar; TRT, the public broadcasting station of Turkey; Agencia EFE of Spain; Le Monde of France; and Wall Street of the USA visited the website and interviewed mayor Park.   In a situation where movement between countries has been halted due to COVID-19, public and private companies and institutions that are suffering from difficulties in international exchange are greatly interested in the new trials of Seoul. Many are sending inquiries to the Seoul Metropolitan Government to learn about its experience and know-hows gained from hosting the video conference.   The CAC Global Summit 2020 ended on June 5 (Fri.) with a speech by Mayor Park Won Soon to announce the vision for the Post-Coronavirus era in a comprehensive discussion. 
  • Sunlight Brightens up the Parks and Bicycle Lanes of Seoul
    등록일 2020-06-17 글쓴이 seoulsolution
    The solar energy facilities that used to hang outside the balconies of apartments or other buildings have now found a new place of pleasantness and convenience in the daily lives of citizens. On June 10, the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) announced that it has established “hands-on development facilities” based on the new solar energy technologies in World Cup Park and Ttukseom Hangang Park, both frequented by citizens. Countless citizens are visiting these facilities, making them new local landmarks. The solar energy facility installed in the World Cup Park in Seoul is a circle-shaped stage with a diameter of 20 meters. The solar energy-powered LED panels planted in the park’s ground generate energy with sunlight of daytime and show fancy LED video art at night. To establish “Solar Square” in the Constellation Square in the park, the sidewalk block-type panels were used for the first time in the country. 1,171 solar panels were installed around the edges of the square and 2,457 LED sidewalk blocks were installed in the center. At night, fancy graphic videos showing flowers and constellations on the stage attract attention from visitors, and children love the place as they play freely on the moving images. The SMG explained that it will arouse interest from visitors with simple and clear images, and the space will also be put to use for citizen events such as festivals. The videos are displayed six times after sunset (for 15 min. in 15 min. intervals) all year round. As the World Cup Park is easily accessible for citizens who use nearby facilities, such as the Seoul World Cup Stadium, Haneul Park and the Oil Tank Culture Park, the SMG expects that the Solar Square will not only provide citizens with things to watch and enjoy but arouse awareness surrounding eco-friendly, solar panel energy. Additionally, the bicycle lane near the Riverside Stage in Ttukseom Hangang Park was equipped with solar panels and LED blocks to ensure the safety of citizens, improving visibility for nighttime bicycle users. 288 solar panels and 504 LED sidewalk blocks were installed along the “Solar Road” that spans a length of 250 meters along the bicycle lane. The SMG will continue monitoring the amount of generated electricity and the durability of the solar panel facilities, using this information as baseline data for establishing solar panel roads. Additionally, the solar panel sidewalk blocks are expected to be used in a number of fields, including wireless or wired charge of electronic vehicles, establishment of smart roads and cities, and more.  
  • Seoul Supports Start-ups Leading Post-COVID-19 Era
    등록일 2020-06-15 글쓴이 seoulsolution
    The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) unveiled its special support measures of “three cultivation strategies” to give attention to start-ups as the driving force of the city’s economy in the Post-COVID-19 era. The city has plans to enable promising Seoul-based start-ups to occupy the future market amid the unprecedented crisis and rapid changes in the industry, making a bold investment of KRW 175 billion. The SMG selected two major strategic industries: the bio-medicine industry and the “untact” (non-face-to-face) industry, including fintech, drones and robots. The SMG also clarified the target beneficiaries as “growing start-ups” that passed through the initial stage after their foundation. The SMG will select 100 promising start-ups based on its “three cultivation strategies” to provide each selected company with a “growth acceleration package” worth KRW 100 million to help companies accelerate growth, pioneer the market, and apply for patents. A total of 10,000 individuals, or up to 7 engineers per company, will be temporarily supported with wages for five months in order to stabilize the employment of talents developing core technologies. Additionally, the SMG will prepare the funds with the scale of KRW 115 billion exclusively for growing start-ups. The city will support up to KRW 3 billion to each start-up that is growing so as to prevent its bankruptcy due to the hit of COVID-19. The SMG announced that it will offer diverse supports for start-ups with enough potential of growth in order to prevent them from collapsing due to the short-term investment or shrinking funds. The SMG will back up those businesses so that they can grow into soon-to-be unicorn companies with enterprise value of over KRW 100 billion, which will then be associated with support from the central government. < Support by the Ministry of SMEs and Startups for Soon-to-be Unicorn Companies > Soon-to-be Unicorn Company: Company worth over KRW 100 billion that has potential to grow into a unicorn company ※ Unicorn Company: Company worth over KRW 1 trillion (10 companies in South Korea among which 8 is in Seoul as of 2020) History: Introduced in April 2019, currently a total of 27 companies (20 based in Seoul) have been selected (15 additional companies will be selected) Fund: Jump-up funds of KRW 1 trillion for leaping of growing start-ups into unicorn companies Loan: Special loans available up to KRW 10 billion regardless of financial performances such as deficit The three cultivation strategies include wage support for 10,000 engineers working for start-ups (KRW 50 billion), comprehensive growth acceleration packages worth KRW 100 million for each of 100 promising start-ups, and investment in seizing market opportunities with new funds (KRW 115 billion + α) 1 Wage support for 10,000 engineers working for start-ups (KRW 50 billion) First, considering the current conditions where 74 percent of global start-ups are laying off employers, the SMG will support the wages of a total of 10,000 engineers working for about 2,000 promising start-up businesses so that it can stabilize the employment in the field of technology and development and vitalize the new recruits. According to the scale of the company, each of 3-7 workers is able to receive up to KRW 5 million (KRW 1 million per month). The SMG will install the channel exclusively taking responsibility for the funds at the Seoul Business Agency (SBA) as early as in July to distribute the funds as soon as possible. 2 Comprehensive growth promotion package worth KRW 100 million for each of 100 promising start-ups (KRW 10 billion) Second, the “growth acceleration package” is aimed to offer various tailored support for selected promising start-ups with the potential of growing into a soon-to-be unicorn company (with a corporate value of over KRW 100 billion). - (Business Development) Technology R&D with universities and conglomerates, business expenses for the advancement of business, commercialization and mass production - (Market Pioneering) Promotion and distribution as well as selling products on Amazon (USA), Rakuten (Japan), etc. - (Technology Acquisition) Patent application and registration, participation in overseas IR and accelerating events 3 New funds exclusively for growing start-ups (KRW 115 billion + α) Third, the SMG will build new funds and invest in the occupation of opportunities for growing start-ups, preventing the companies with excellent technology from going bankrupt due to the shortage of investment in an unexpected economic crisis. A total of more than KRW 115 billion will be invested based on the investment of KRW 11.5 billion from the city (KRW 1.5 billion from SBA investment funds and KRW 10 billion from innovative entrepreneurship funds) plus the investments from private financial institutions.
  • Seoul Begins Regulating High-Emission Vehicles on July 1
    등록일 2020-06-11 글쓴이 seoulsolution
    According to an analysis on the restricted operations of grade 5 vehicles in the Green Transportation Zone around Hanyangdoseong, Seoul revealed that the restrictions conjured tangible effects with a significant reduction of grade 5 vehicle traffic. Following the implementation of restricted operations within the Hanyangdoseong Green Transportation Zone, a shift in vehicle traffic showed decreases in overall traffic, grade 5 vehicle traffic, and the number of high-pollution vehicles targeted for being negligent of the implemented system. The drop in the number of grade 5 vehicles can also be seen through a change in the number of registered vehicles. Registration of grade 5 vehicles nationwide dropped by 20.9% while the amount of registration in Seoul alone dropped by 25%. The produced results of the air quality improvement effects in Green Transportation Zones, which reflected the actual reduction of grade 5 vehicle traffic, demonstrated a decrease in the discharge of nitrogen oxides (NOx) by an average of 782 kg per day and a decrease in ultrafine particulate matter by 39 kg per day. The SMG took into consideration the time required for high-emission vehicles to apply for low-emission measures in autonomous districts and granted a grace period of up to seven months until June 2020. After the grace period ends, the results of low-emission measures showed that 145,660 vehicles, which amounts to 33.7% of the 432,041 vehicles that applied during the grace period as of April 2020, completed the low-emission measures. Of the 47,625 vehicles that applied in Seoul, 21,908 (46.0%) completed the application. The SMG determined that the implementation of the restriction of grade 5 vehicles in Green Transportation Zones proved to have a positive influence on the urban traffic environment with a drop in traffic and a rise in low-emission measures through the adoption of the diesel particulate filter (DPF) and early scrapping. The grace period was implemented until June as agreed to at the start of the restricted operation of grade 5 vehicles in Green Transportation Zones, and regulation of cars negligent to low-emission measures will start July 1. The SMG plans to minimize confusion surrounding the regulations through active announcements and publicity on the end of the grace period for taking low-emission measures.  

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  • Interview with Seoul Metropolitan Government on COVID-19 Responses
    등록일 2020-06-01 글쓴이 seoulsolution
    In an effort to support urban stakeholders to implement good strategies against COVID-19, CityNet Secretariat conducted an interview with the Seoul. In this interview, Mr. Yim Geun Hyeong, CEO of CityNet Secretariat interviewed Mr. Cho In Dong, the deputy Mayor for Planning&Coordination and Mr. Na Baeg-ju, Director-General of Civil Health Bureau regarding the measures and the methods executed by Seoul. It comes along with the expression of solidarity from Mr. Park Won Soon, the Mayor of Seoul and opening and closing remarks by Dr. Vijay Jagannathan, CityNet Secretary General. *http://english.seoul.go.kr/covid/interview-with-seoul-on-covid-19-responses/?cat=126/
  • Seoul Tap Water Arisu (Brochure, 2019)
    등록일 2020-05-21 글쓴이 seoulsolution
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    등록일 2020-05-21 글쓴이 seoulsolution
  • Seoul's Policy Sharing Initiative (Brochure, 2019)
    등록일 2020-05-21 글쓴이 seoulsolution
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  • MITI – Metropolis International Training Institute

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.