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  • [UK_CityToday] Seoul tops smart city energy ranking
    등록일 2018-01-15 글쓴이 ssunha 조회수 17 READS
    Seoul tops smart city energy ranking 8th January 2018 Jonathan Andrews (Source: https://cities-today.com/seoul-tops-smart-city-energy-ranking/) Seoul has come out on top of a ranking by Juniper Research which analysed global cities to assess their performance and approach towards energy consumption and delivery. The South Korean capital was followed by San Francisco and New York. Portland and Barcelona were ranked in fourth and fifth place respectively. North America as a region was the top performer. Steffen Sorrell, research author at Juniper Research “Seoul’s large-scale deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, smart street lighting and smart meter rollouts will undoubtedly accelerate the development of smart grid infrastructure to manage these elements,” said Steffen Sorrell, research author at Juniper Research. The new data, compiled in the study Smart Cities: Strategies & Forecasts in Energy, Transport & Lighting 2017-2022, also reveals city residents could save US$14 billion a year in energy bills over the next four years due to the development of smart grids linked to smart cities. This saving is up from the US$3.4 billion saving estimated for 2017, thanks to smart meter rollouts, energy-saving policies and sensing technology to improve grid reliability and efficiency. The study highlighted that the high cost of carbon capture and storage technology is making fossil fuel investment uneconomical. With the projected cost of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar falling close to US$60 per MWh (Megawatt hour) in 2022, Juniper predicts that inevitable investment would force accelerated deployment of smart grid solutions to reliably scale renewable energy. With smart city budgets now being discussed and allocated worldwide, policy has become more important than technology, the report said, arguing that MaaS (Mobility as a Service) could drastically reduce city congestion by virtue of nearly eliminating the need for private transport. Sorrell added that MaaS can happen without smart grids and vice-versa. However, Sorrell warned that the increase of electric vehicle use has brought about concerns over not only the establishment of sufficient charging infrastructure, but also grid resilience. “If combustion vehicles were fully replaced by electric vehicles today, electrical grid systems would simply collapse under increased demand,” he told Cities Today. “There must be increased collaboration between cities, utilities and other stakeholders to establish pilot projects and test beds to establish how best to avoid these issues; this should happen sooner rather than later.” Sorrell says that MaaS would never come to fruition without strict city policy enforcement and for that reason, based on the data, he predicts that cities in East Asia would become ‘true’ smart cities earlier than their Western counterparts.
  • [Uzbekistan_The Tashkent Times] Seoul to help Tashkent implement Digital Mayor's..
    등록일 2018-01-24 글쓴이 ssunha 조회수 3 READS
    Seoul to help Tashkent implement Digital Mayor's Office 2018-01-18 07:03:01 See the Original(Click Here) The delegation of the Seoul mayor’s office will assist the Tashkent city mayor’s office to implement the Digital Office system, to improve public services, and create Seoul street in the capital of Uzbekistan,  this was mentioned during the system’s presentation at the city administration yesterday. Technical experts of the delegation will from January 16-23study the facilities on the ground, conduct preliminary studies to assess the scope of work, and get acquainted with the work and structure of the Tashkent mayor’s office, the Public Services Agency, the Utilities Services Department, People's Reception and the IT-system of the Tashkent police department. The head of the delegation, the head of the of international relations department Paek Jeong Moon, said that the Seoul mayor information center can monitor all the processes in the city, receive information on utilities, infrastructure facilities and security. "In real time, the mayor receives information about what is happening in the city. Such an information system could help the Tashkent mayor to manage the city more effectively, optimize and improve receiving and processing of complaints and appeals from the population," he said. According to him, Seoul once started developing this system from scratch; learning from mistakes, it has become one of the world's best e-governance systems." Seoul and Tashkent have been sister cities for 15 years. We hope that we will be able to transfer our experience to our colleagues from the Tashkent mayor’s office," said Park Jeong Moon.  
  • [Netherlands_Progrss] Seoul’s Air is So Polluted that Public Transportation is F..
    등록일 2018-01-24 글쓴이 ssunha 조회수 8 READS
    Seoul’s Air is So Polluted that Public Transportation is Free JANUARY 18, 2018READING TIME: 2 MINUTES See the Original(Click Here) Air in Seoul has left residents and city officials alike scrambling to find an adequate solution to the problem. Seoul, the capital city that is home to kimchi (a staple of Korean cuisine) and KPOP (Korean Pop), may soon be famous as one of the world’s most polluted cities. Officials in Seoul on January 16th announced that fine dust particles floating around the city stood at 79 micrograms per cubic meter. To prevent Seoul’s dust concentration from growing, officials declared public transport across the city would be free for passengers for two days. Commuters during morning and afternoon rush hour between 6am to 9am and 6pm to 9pm rode buses and the metro in Seoul free of charge in an effort to decrease the city’s fine dust concentration. The city claims the increase is due to coal, diesel, and car exhaust, coupled with smog looming over the country from neighboring China. According to thismap of air quality in the city, most parts of Seoul suffer from drastically polluted air. The move to provide free transport is a temporary measure that the city is resorting to in an effort to curb pollution in the Korean capital.   Screenshot of a pollution map pointing to the different types of pollution around Seoul. (Courtesy of The South Air Korea Environment Corporation) The measure was enforced after fine dust concentration reached 50 micrograms in the capital, which is considered harmful to humans. The city used the same measure previously when pollution in the city reached a whopping 179 micrograms per cubic meter. City officials have tried to prevent the increase of pollution before by limiting the usage of cars across the city by public officials, closing some 360 parking lots and reducing construction work in government-funded projects. And while providing free transport may lower pollution levels in the city, traffic congestion decreased by a mere 1.8 percent and cost the city 4.8 billion won ($4.5 million) for one day alone. Surprisingly, not everyone is satisfied with the city’s decision to provide free transport to Seoul residents. Chung So-dam, a 34-year-old resident of Gwanak-gu in southern Seoul disagreed with the move to solve the city’s problem with pollution. “This is a waste of taxpayers’ money; the city needs to invest in long-term solutions to reduce fine dust in the capital.” An office worker in her 30s told the Korea Times that the city’s measure could have long-term benefits for commuters. “Soaring gas prices is a burden.” she said. “By taking advantage of the free transportation in the long run we could save commuting money.” Other cities like New Delhi have also fallen victim to high levels of pollution and dust concentration. Late last year, New Delhi officials declared that the air in the city was 75 times more dangerous than the World Health Organization recommends, leading to city-wide panic. Some residents, alternatively dubbed “pollution migrants,” fled the city in an attempt to get as far away as possible from the city’s toxic air. Seoul isn’t the first city to provide its citizens with free transport. Earlier this month, Dunkirk in France announced that it would provide public transport free of charge to all residents of the French city. Officials in Dunkirk believe that transport in cities is as much of a right as receiving an education, which led to the move.  
  • [NZ_SCOOP] Seoul and Wellington to strengthen ties with MOU
    등록일 2018-01-18 글쓴이 ssunha 조회수 3 READS
    Seoul and Wellington to strengthen ties with MOU Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 11:39 am Press Release: Wellington City Council (Source: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1801/S00322/seoul-and-wellington-to-strengthen-ties-with-mou.htm) Seoul and Wellington to strengthen ties with MOU Wellington’s links with South Korea’s capital Seoul will be strengthened tomorrow (Thursday 18 January) by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding that signals closer ties between the two cities. The signing, by Wellington Mayor Justin Lester and Seoul Metropolitan Council Chairman Yang Jun Yook, will take place at The Wellington Club at 12 noon. A 16-strong delegation from Seoul, led by Chairman Yang and including several environment and transportation officials, arrives in Wellington today. The group will visit Weta Studios tomorrow morning before the lunchtime signing function. The relationship between Wellington and Seoul has been strengthened considerably in recent years. Several Wellington business delegations led by the Mayor have visited Seoul, including one last November. Seoul has a particularly buoyant gaming industry, which has attracted the interest of some Wellington businesses. Mayor Lester and Chairman Yang are expected to discuss issues such as transport, safe cities, liveability and resilience. It is hoped that the Memorandum of Understanding will be a prelude to Seoul and Wellington eventually establishing a Sister City relationship.   © Scoop Media 

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  • [UK_the Economist] THE DISRUPTERS / Film SERIES 2_Techs & The City
    등록일 2017-11-09 글쓴이 ssunha 조회수 19 READS
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  • [Publication] Seouls Experience in Cultural Heritage, Sustainable Tourism and Ur..
    등록일 2018-02-20 글쓴이 ssunha 조회수 8 READS
    Seouls Experience in Cultural Heritage, Sustainable Tourism and Urban Regeneration Table of Contents Chapter 1 : The History and Structure of Seoul’s Urban Regeneration, Cultural Restoration, and Tourism Development 1. Overview of Growth in Seoul and South Korea Since 1960 2. Seoul’s Urban Growth by Era 3. The Current Policies, Laws, and Structures Governing Urban Regeneration, Cultural Heritage Preservation, and Tourism Development References   Chapter 2 : Five Case Studies on Seoul’s Cultural Heritage Conservation and Urban Regeneration 49 1. Introduction Case 1: Changdeokgung Palace 1. Overview 2. History and Restoration 3. Site Management 4. Lessons Learned Case 2: Jongmyo Shrine 1. Overview 2. History and Restoration 3. Site Management 4. Lessons Learned Case 3: Bukchon Hanok Village 1. Overview 2. Scoping 3. Planning 4. Financing & Implementation 5. Outcomes & Impacts 6. Lessons Learned Case 4: Jangsu Village 1. Overview 2. Scoping 3. Planning 4. Financing & Implementation 5. Outcomes and Impact 6. Lessons Learned Case 5: Seonyudo Park 1. Overview 2. Scoping 3. Planning 4. Financing and Implementation 5. Outcomes and Impact 6. Lessons Learned References Chapter 3 : Lessons Learned from Seoul’s Experience 1. Lessons Learned & Suggested Actions 2. Conclusion
  • [Video] Seoul Urban Regeneration: Cheonggyecheon Restoration
    등록일 2018-02-13 글쓴이 ssunha 조회수 19 READS
    Seoul Urban Regeneration: Cheonggyecheon Restoration Seoul Urban Regeneration: Cheonggyecheon Restoration from Seoulsolution on Vimeo. To see more: www.seoulsolution.kr/en/content/seoul-urban-regeneration-cheonggyecheon-restoration-and-downtown-revitalization
  • [The Gothenburg Award] Sweden 2016 Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development
    등록일 2017-12-29 글쓴이 ssunha 조회수 10 READS
      Watch the full interview with Park Won Soon, Mayor of Seoul The jury's  motivation Source from  Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development (http://gothenburgaward.com/item/2016-park-won-soon/)   Sharing economy has been flourishing around the world in recent years. We have seen how information technology has made possible smart platforms that allow material assets to be used more efficiently by sharing resources and services. This gives more people access to resources, while at the same time reducing consumption of natural resources. Sharing resources makes it possible, for instance, to transport goods more efficiently and to make public transport a more efficient way for people to travel. New ways of collaborating through open networks, the possibility of grassroots funding for projects, the ability to share information or even get free access to education online, are opening up new opportunities for global development to more and more people. With this year’s theme the jury wants to highlight the opportunities that sharing ownership and information offer for sustainable development. The Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development goes this year to Park Won-Soon, Mayor of Seoul in South Korea, one of the world’s first sharing cities. Under the leadership of Park Won Soon, Seoul has taken a global lead in developing ”a sharing city”. With his background as a human rights activist, Park Won Soon has also integrated social issues into his work. As a pioneer in this area, Seoul has developed various forms of effective sharing by changing regulations, mobilising the city’s underused resources and making information readily accessible. The city has also raised public awareness and supports companies and initiatives in the sharing of information and assets. Park Won Soon has been Mayor of Seoul since 2011 and is a prominent figure in the process of creating better opportunities for sharing resources and information. Park Won Soon will attend the ceremony by a video link. The Vice Mayor of Seoul will accept the award in his place.
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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.