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  • 2021 Seoul Big Data Forum, under the theme, “Post-pandemic Challenges and Opportunities for Cities of Tomorrow,”  to be convened between November 24 and 25, 2021 at Seoul Citizens Hall and on YouTube in parallel.
    2021 Seoul Big Data Forum_Nov. 24~25, 2021
    등록일 2021-11-09 글쓴이 seoulsolution
    2021 Seoul Big Data Forum 2021 Seoul Big Data Forum, hosted by Seoul Institute and co-hosted by three government funded institutions (University of Seoul, Seoul Institute of Technology, and Seoul Digital Foundation) together with Seoul Metropolitan Government, will be convened between November 24 and 25, 2021 at Seoul Citizens Hall and on YouTube in parallel. Seoul Big Data Forum is an annual forum which offers a series of opportunities for speakers and participants to exchange new ideas and insights on the most eminent issues in big data and undertaking smart city projects from all over the world. This year, under the theme, “Post-pandemic Challenges and Opportunities for Cities of Tomorrow,” the forum will broadly probe into foreseen lives of urban residents and the ever-changing landscapes, all triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic and followed technology development. It is witnessed that today’s cities are swiftly transitioning into a phase of “New Normal Era,” and accelerating its digital transformation. As big data lies at the heart of the urban and disaster risk management, applications of big data to all-encompassing industries will therefore be thoroughly studied to craft strategies for today and deliver solutions for tomorrow.
  • Seoul Ranks 16 Among 280 Cities in Global Startup Ecosystem Report
    등록일 2021-10-05 글쓴이 seoulsolution
    Seoul ranked 16 on the Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2021 announced by the US-based innovation policy advisory and research firm Startup Genome, and Seoul’s ecosystem value was assessed at KRW 54 trillion (USD 47.2 billion). This assessment was conducted on 280 cities in 100 countries around the world, and Seoul ranked four spots higher than its startup ecosystem ranking at 20th in 2021 to receive the highest assessment after its inclusion in the assessment in 2017. Seoul placed outside the top thirty ranking in 2019, but placed in the top twenty thanks to its R&D competency and has continued to rise in ranking. Startup Genome specified the excellent pipeline of talented individuals and the high R&D investment as Seoul’s strong points. Seoul especially placed high in the top four global ranking in the area of “knowledge accumulation,” which is evaluated through research performance and patents. It was assessed that Seoul was home to a productive business environment, as nine of the eleven domestic unicorn companies (unlisted with more than KRW 1 trillion in enterprise value) are currently located in Seoul. Furthermore, Startup Genome gave a positive evaluation of the growth potential of Seoul’s startup ecosystem regarding Seoul’s active startup policies, including the formation of the startup base (cluster) throughout the city of Seoul. The Global Startup Ecosystem Report chose AI, big data and analytics along with life sciences and gaming as bullish industries in Seoul’s startup ecosystem. In addition, of the six items for assessment on this Global Startup Ecosystem Report, Seoul’s startup ecosystem acquired 10 points in knowledge accumulation, 9 points in networking (connectedness), 6 points in ecosystem performance, and 5 points in both funding and market reach. The ranking for the top five global ecosystems was the same as the previous year with Silicon Valley (US) at first, New York (US) and London (UK) at second, Beijing (China) at fourth, and Boston (US) at fifth. Six Asian cities ranked in the top twenty global report—Beijing (4th), Shanghai (8th), Tokyo (9th), Seoul (16th), Singapore (17th), and Shenzhen (19th).
  • Seoul Implements Various Policies for Hangang River Water Quality Improvement
    등록일 2021-08-10 글쓴이 seoulsolution
    Seoul Implements Various Policies for Hangang River Water Quality Improvement As a result of the continuous efforts of the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG), the water quality of the Hangang River, which flows across Seoul, has become cleaner. In 2020, every index that evaluates the water quality of the Hangang River has exceeded the target value that was set by the Ministry of Environment (MOE). This is due to various policies executed by the SMG, including the water pollution cap. The water pollution cap is a system in which the quantity of pollutants that flow into the river is controlled not to exceed the set total quantity. Each autonomous district must control the water quality to attain and maintain the target quality set by the MOE, and if not, development activities are limited. The SMG has implemented diverse policies aside from the water pollution cap for effective improvement of water quality. It has strengthened the criterion of the quality of the water that is discharged from four sewage treatment centers so that it becomes tighter than legal criteria, monitored the water quality through 82 water quality measure networks and responded to any risks. In the second half of this year, the SMG will be setting the action plan for the second-step water pollution cap (2021–2030). The SMG will achieve the water quality goal for 2030 set by the MOE, and find various ways for a clean and safe water environment.
  • Seoul Selected by Monocle as the 11th Most Liveable City
    등록일 2021-07-24 글쓴이 seoulsolution
    Seoul Selected by Monocle as the 11th Most Liveable City Seoul was ranked 11th in the Liveable Cities Index 2021 by the global monthly magazine Monocle. Monocle, a global affairs and lifestyle magazine popular among global op-ed readers for its exploration into urban lifestyle, announces a list of liveable cities around the world in its “Quality of Life” special edition in July or August each year. This was the first time Seoul has been included in the list since Monocle started announcing the list in 2009. According to Monocle, evaluation items used in the previous survey that are not suitable for the COVID-19 era were excluded from this year’s survey, and cities that successfully preserve the quality of life despite the pandemic and are ready to return back to life before COVID-19 were selected for the list. Ranked 11th, Seoul was evaluated as a city that offers high accessibility and a variety of enjoyments despite its gigantic scale. In particular, Monocle highly evaluated Seoul’s public transportation for being inexpensive and rider-friendly. As another merit of Seoul, Monocle pointed out that Seoul offers a number of locations where happiness can be enjoyed in everyday life, such as areas around Hongik University, Hyehwa-dong and Itaewon. In terms of COVID-19 response, Seoul, although being a city with high population density, received a high point for preventing extensive spreading of the virus through quarantine and contact tracing. In addition, according to Monocle, Seoul citizens’ respect for public safety and effort to wear masks and practice social distancing contributed to the city’s successful response to the pandemic. This year’s list was topped by Copenhagen (1st), followed by Zurich (2nd), Helsinki (3rd), Stockholm (4th), Tokyo (5th), Taipei (9th), Vancouver (12th), Berlin (14th), and Los Angeles (20th). In particular, Seoul’s accomplishment is all the more meaningful because only Seoul, Tokyo, and Los Angeles are metropolises with populations over 10 million placed among the top 20 cities.

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  • The world-renowned water of Seoul ARISU_2021 (Brochure)
    등록일 2021-07-23 글쓴이 seoulsolution
    Arisu is Seoul's tap water brand for its 10 million citizens. It continues to utilize data-based digital innovation and meticulous water control so anyone can enjoy high-quality tap water without inconvenience.Seoul's tap water, which boasts 110 years of history, is being recognized as high quality water not only in Korea, but also worldwide. Seoul Waterworks Authority boasts strict water quality management and thorough risk management system from water supply sources to water taps. We successfully implemented an innovative water quality management and operation system through digital technology and open innovation and are supplying healthy and tasty water to Seoul citizens through continuous maintenance of the water supply facilities. Also The Seoul Waterworks Authority has established a department exclusively in charge of international projects, the first of its kind by a local government in the nation, to actively pursue advancement overseas.Based on the excellent technology and know-how accumulated thus far, the department improves waterworks facilities in developing countries, supports Korean businesses’ advancement in water industries overseas, and hosts policy training for waterworks officials from cities around the globe, raising the international status of Seoul's waterworks and contributing to the prosperity of all mankind. Find out more about Seoul Waterworks Authority's excellent water quality management system and oversea projects through their new promotion brochure, "The world renowned water of Seoul ARISU_2021"  
  • The Seoul Institute Annual Research Digest 2020
    등록일 2021-06-09 글쓴이 seoulsolution
    Editor’s Note 01. Social Policy 02. Urban Administration 03. Urban Planning 04. Economy  05. Transportation Planning 06. Environmental planning 07. City Diplomacy
  • Manual of COVID-19 Response Procedure (Seoul Fire&Disaster Headquaters Ver.)
    등록일 2020-12-03 글쓴이 scaadmin
  • Seoul's Policy Sharing Initiative (Brochure, 2019)
    등록일 2020-05-22 글쓴이 seoulsolution
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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.