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  • 4th WeGO Awards, Now Open for Application: FEB 24 - May 29
    등록일 2020-04-06 글쓴이 seoulsolution
    4th WeGO Awards, Now Open for Application : FEB 24 - May 29   WeGO Award is a triennial competition that recognizes and promotes local governments with exemplary projects and solutions that use ICT to help improve the quality of life of citizens.   Eligibility All local governments, smart tech solution providers, and public organizations around the world, both members and non-members of WeGO, are eligible to apply. Smart tech solution providers and public organizations are also eligible to apply on behalf of a city after receiving their approval.   Categories This year, the awards will be given in the following categories:   Efficient Government (Public Service Delivery, Accountability, Service Integration, Breaking Down Silos, Interoperability) Emerging Technology (Latest ICT innovations such as AI, Drones, Blockchain, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Edge Computing) Mobility (Efficient Transport, Intelligent Transport Systems, Mixed-Modal Access, Integrated ICT Infrastructure, Parking) Open and Inclusive City (Citizen Participation, Open Data and Privacy, Transparency, Bridging the Digital Divide, Participatory Budgeting, Living Labs, Crowdsourcing) Safe City (Security, Emergency Response, Gas and Fire Detection, Infrastructure Management, Disaster Response) Sustainable City (Green ICT, Waste Management, Water Management, Circular Economy, Lighting, Buildings, Resources Management) Past Award Winners Past Award winners include Seoul, Moscow, Helsinki, Taipei, Abu Dhabi, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Hong Kong, Kampala, and Singapore.   Detailed Timeline    
  • Seoul shares COVID-19 outbreaks and response situations in real time
    등록일 2020-04-02 글쓴이 seoulsolution
    Global Smart City Seoul that promptly and transparently shares the current state of COVID-19 outbreaks and response situations in real time South Korea saw a sudden increase of confirmed patients in the early stages of the COVID-19 emergency as a result of mass infection by a specific religious group. In response, the Korean government promptly provided a supply of diagnostic kits based on the “Emergency Use Authorization System” that was introduced in 2017 to respond to the situation with quick diagnoses of numerous test subjects. Furthermore, the government enforced prompt testing with drive-through screening stations, quick and intense quarantine measures, tracking of confirmed patients’ paths of movement, and quickly provided transparent information. Through such a systematic and quick handling of the situation, the number of patients in quarantine continues to decrease with the current recovery rate at about 50%. The World Health Organization and foreign press consider South Korea a model case of a nation’s response to COVID-19.   A 24-hour countermeasure team was operated immediately following the outbreak of the first confirmed patient in Seoul, and in addition to discovering patients quickly, the city has made all-out efforts to prevent local spread through the self-quarantine of individuals who have come into contact with confirmed patients, the social distancing campaign, and concentrated management of high-risk groups. All related information is transparently revealed to the public and close cooperation is practiced with provincial cities experiencing grave circumstances as an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within Seoul and throughout the entire country of South Korea. Critical rules to observe for stopping the spread of COVID-19 include transparently announcing information and responding quickly. In order to abide by these rules, the Seoul Metropolitan Government opened and operates a Korean website that offers information to locals and also opened an English website on March 25 for foreigners as means of speedily providing information on the COVID-19 situation. The English website can be reached by clicking on this link: http://english.seoul.go.kr/covid/. The website offers: ① Daily Reports: Transparent information such as a dashboard on the current state and a log of confirmed patients’ paths of movement ② Screening Clinic: Information on drive-through screening stations and walk-in screening centers, as well as the diagnostic capacity of South Korea ③ Countermeasures: Operation of Clean Zones, management of risk facilities such as Shincheonji-related facilities and high-risk industrial sites, information on various support policies ④ Promotion, Campaign: Promotion materials for foreigners, information on the social distancing campaign ⑤ Information for Foreign Visitors: Special entry procedures, measures for international students, special broadcast with COVID-19 updates ⑥ International News Reports: List of main articles published by foreign media regarding COVID-19 The information above can be found easily on the English website.
  • Seoul Selected as Best MICE City in the World for the Fifth Consecutive Year
    등록일 2019-12-04 글쓴이 seoulsolution
    Seoul Selected as Best MICE City in the World for the Fifth Consecutive Year 12/04/2019 Seoul received the honor of being selected as the “Best MICE City” for the fifth consecutive year. Seoul has proven its status as the world’s representative MICE city, being awarded in the “Best MICE City” category by “Global Traveler,” the business travel magazine, for five years in a row since 2015. Global Traveler Gttested Awards Best MICE City Seoul Fifth Consecutive Year 2019 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Seoul Dubai Singapore London Abu Dhabi Doha Paris San Francisco Sydney Hong Kong Receiving the main award yet again this year, Seoul was granted the “Quint Award” (the award for cities that have won for five consecutive years) for the first time in the city category. “Global Traveler,” which organized the awards ceremony, is a worldly-renown magazine that specializes in business travel. Every year, the magazine surveys its 300,000 readers to conduct the Global Traveler Tested Reader Survey Awards to select the best in 114 categories, including MICE city, airline, hotel, duty-free shop, and more. In South Korea, Asiana Airline was ranked first in the category of Best Airline for Onboard Service and Best Airline for Flight Attendants, Lotte Hotel in the category of Best MICE Hotel and Best Hotel in South Korea, and Incheon International Airport in the category of Best Airport in Asia. Other than these rankings, Seoul was ranked third as a host city of international conferences for four consecutive years (UIA, 2015-2018). Seoul has also achieved remarkable results in the MICE field. In September 2019, the city successfully hosted the International Bar Association (IBA) Conference with the participation of about 7,000 lawyers from around the world, drawing the attention of the global MICE population. Additionally, Seoul attracted a total of over 180 global MICE events including the 2022 World Congress of Endourology. Joo Yong-tae, the head of the Tourism & Sports Bureau of Seoul Metropolitan Government, explained, “Seoul was selected as the ‘Best MICE City’ for five consecutive years as a result of the combination of our active MICE promotion policies, as the world’s number three international conference host city for four years in a row, together with the charms of Seoul where visitors can find traditional and modern trends. We will make efforts to make Seoul a global city that lead the trends of the global MICE industry as the infrastructure for the MICE industry expands in Seoul, including Jamsil Sports Complex, the site of Hyundai Global Business Center (GBC), and Magok District.” http://english.seoul.go.kr/seoul-selected-as-best-mice-city-in-the-world-for-the-fifth-consecutive-year/
  • [US_CNN} World's safest city to visit in 2019 revealed by Economist Intelligence..
    등록일 2019-08-30 글쓴이 seoulsolution
    World's safest city to visit in 2019 revealed by Economist Intelligence Unit 30 August, 2019 https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/worlds-safest-city-2019/index.html

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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.