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  • [News_Seoul's ODA] Foreign Public Officials Learn Know-how of ‘Miracle of Han Ri..
    등록일 2017-01-11 글쓴이 ssunha 조회수 11 READS
    Foreign Public Officials Learn Know-how of ‘Miracle of Han River’ through Seoul Internship Program   Seoul Metropolitan Government operates the ‘2017 Seoul Policy Experience Internship Program’ for foreign public officials in January. Participants learn about Seoul policies through hands-on experience and field trip. Cooperative network with future leaders of developing countries will boost exports of Seoul’s policy. Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) will operate the ‘2017 Seoul Policy Experience Internship Program’ for 15 foreign public officials, attending the Master of Urban Administration and Planning (MUAP) course of International School of Urban Sciences, University of Seoul, from Monday, January 9thtoThursday,January 26th,2017.   Supporting foreign public officials from developing countries to study for master’s degree in urban administration and planning in University of Seoul is one of the Seoul’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) project. Among 9 projects for ODA run by SMG, this project is significant in terms of diversity of participants’ background and scale of budget. - 15 public officials from 11 cities of 10 developing countries will participate in the ‘2017 Seoul Policy Experience Internship Program.’ Since 2008, 168 public officials from 42 cities of 32 developing countries have taken classes of the MUAP course. - Participants are in their 40s or younger and have worked in various sectors, including urban development, housing, environment, waste management and traffic management. . * budget for supporting the students in the MUAP course in 2017 is 690 million won (688 million won in 2016).   During the internship period, SMG will introduce history of Seoul and its key policies. Participants will be assigned to divisions of SMG and affiliated corporations as an intern to have hands-on experience, and field trip to the major facilities in Seoul will be also arranged. - Participants will learn about Seoul’s experience for effective development and urban problems at Seoul City Hall, Seoul Institute, Seoul Global Center, Seoul Urban Solutions Agency and CityNet. - SMG will organize tours to Seoul Bus Transfer Center, Mapo Resource Recovery Facility and Cheonggyecheon Museum.   As Seoul has been a role model for developing countries for its rapid growth in a short time, the internship program is expected to be a valuable opportunity for Seoul to introduce its policies to the foreign public officials, strengthen the cooperation with developing countries, and expand opportunities for Seoul’s policy export.     Bijay Keshar Khanal from Kathmandu, Nepal said, “I am very pleased to join the internship program in such a good organization, like Seoul Metropolitan Government.” Lee Hui Sung, Director General of International Relations Bureau, said, “Working with Seoul Metropolitan Government officials will be a great opportunity for public officials from developing countries to learn Seoul’s know-how for urban development and problem-solving because we have first-hand experience in them. We will systematize our knowledge and experience to meet the needs of developing countries so that we could provide them with practical assistance.”   Korea is the first former aid recipient country to join OECD DAC (Development Assistance Committee). As the capital city of Korea, Seoul will play a critical role in connecting donors and recipients for mutual growth by providing suitable support. As ODA is not only the assistance which is beneficial to recipients but also the strategy for the common bright future of prosperity, Seoul Metropolitan Government will make an effort in improving effectiveness and suitability of the supporting projects.
  • [US_Cities Today] Global Covenant of Mayors leadership team announced
    등록일 2017-01-13 글쓴이 ssunha 조회수 3 READS
    Global Covenant of Mayors leadership team announced 5th January 2017 Jonathan Andrews See The Original Article(Click Here) Nine leading mayors, representing cities around the world, have been appointed to the board of the newly created Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy. The mayoral leadership group includes: Park Won Soon – Mayor of Seoul and President of ICLEI Kasim Reed – Mayor of Atlanta Patricia De Lille – Mayor of Cape Town Mohamed Sefiani – Mayor of Chefchaouen Anne Hidalgo – Mayor of Paris and Chair of C40 Mauricio Rodas – Mayor of Quito Jaiman Upadhyay – Mayor of Rajkot Tri Rismaharini – Mayor of Surabaya Gregor Robertson – Mayor of Vancouver The new organisation was created after the Compact of Mayors and Covenant of Mayors merged in June last year. “I am honoured and proud to stand with my fellow global mayors in serving on the board for the Global Covenant of Mayors,” said Park Won Soon, Mayor of Seoul and President of ICLEI. “I will work hard to reach beyond the borders of cities and nations, and to ensure that the board can become he hub that connects climate change efforts from the world.” Each mayor represents an active ICLEI member city that is committed to low-carbon, resilient development. “Cities are leading the charge on developing, innovating and broadening climate change solutions, and I’m excited to take on this new role to help further collaborate with other local leaders to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement,” said Gregor Robertson, Mayor of Vancouver. Global collaboration between cities is the main theme underpinning the Global Covenant of Mayors, which has been reaffirmed by its new board members. “We know that cities are stronger when we work together, and our collaboration through the Global Covenant of Mayors can demonstrate our impact and give us an even greater platform from which to advocate for greater support from our national and local governments,” added Kasim Reed, Mayor of Atlanta. The new Global Covenant of Mayors is set to officially launch later this month. Its board will be co-chaired by Michael Bloomberg, the United Nations Secretary General Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change and Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President of the European Commission. Former Executive Secretary the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Christiana Figueres, will as serve Vice-Chair of the board, while current UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa, will join the board as an observer and advisor.
  • [News_Policy Sharing] Seoul Opens an Online Platform to Tackle Urban Challenges ..
    등록일 2017-01-12 글쓴이 ssunha 조회수 4 READS
    Seoul Opens an Online Platform to Tackle Urban Challenges with Other Cities The Seoul Metropolitan Government opened ‘Urban SDG Knowledge Platform’ on December 1st, 2016 in cooperation with UNESCAP and CityNet. The ‘Urban SDG Knowledge Platform’ is an intercity collaboration platform that seeks solutions to urban problems in the Asia-Pacific region to achieve ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, 2016 ~ 2030)’ adopted at the ‘International Forum on Urban Policy for Sustainable Development Goals’ held in Seoul City Hall in June 2016 with the participation of the three organizations and ‘UN Sustainable Development Summit’. The platform will serve as a forum for sharing policies and communication to address urban problems. Through sharing policies, it is expected that cities around the world will contribute to reducing economic losses by reducing budgets, shortening the implementation period, and reducing trial and error. Through the Urban SDG Knowledge Platform, cities around the world will introduce their philosophy, concept, and concrete urban policies and goals regarding the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and share their know-how including budget, manpower, stakeholders, implementation period, obstacles and adaptation plans. In addition, they will be able to share various contents such as videos and images, exchange opinions on policies, and provide contacts for communication and cooperation between cities. In addition, the Seoul Metropolitan Government will participate in the “Workshop on Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asian and Pacific Cities” held at UNESCAP Headquarters (Bangkok) during the SDG Week for the successful operation and continuation of the platform. It will introduce online platforms for foreign cities, international organizations and international NGOs, and will request active cooperation from overseas cities. The United Nations and other international organizations as well as the Seoul Metropolitan Government have been sharing city policies such as traffic, environment and urban planning with foreign cities, but this is the first time to open an online platform on urban policy to achieve and implement sustainable development goals. Lee Byeonghan, officer of the International Cooperation Bureau of Seoul, said “Through the establishment of this online platform, Seoul will respond promptly to the global efforts to achieve sustainable development and prepare a venue for international organizations and overseas cities to solve urban problems. Seoul will become the central city for urban problem solving. As the role of city government becomes more important in the future, we expect many cities to participate in the online platform, seek city cooperation centered on specific city problems, share know-how and communicate between cities.” Go to the website of Urban SDG Knowledge Platform: www.urbansdgplatform.org
  • [News_ Seoul's Policy Sharing] Seoul Exports Downtown Market Analysis Service to..
    등록일 2017-01-12 글쓴이 ssunha 조회수 5 READS
    Seoul Exports Downtown Market Analysis Service to Buenos Aires <The Consulting Group came from Buenos Aires> “A delegation of Big Data experts from the Ministry of Modernization of Buenos Aires visited Seoul to find a solution to revitalize small businesses in Buenos Aires. The Seoul Metropolitan Government will share their excellent policies using Big Data and conduct policy consulting for Big Data experts who visited Seoul from the Argentine capital Buenos Aires for two weeks from January 9th to 20th. The Data & Statistics Division of the Seoul Metropolitan Government operates ‘Downtown Market Analysis Service’ based on the analysis of 200 billion pieces of Big Data provided by the private sector. Seoul designated a total of 1,008 small-sized commercial areas, such as back streets that don’t have large-scale distribution facilities, as “Seoul-type Alley Commercial Areas.” In addition, it analyzes more than 200 billion pieces of Big Data from 43 businesses that are closely related to daily lives, such as Chinese restaurants and convenience stores. The City of Buenos Aires benchmarked the ‘Downtown Market Analysis Service’ and seek cooperation with Seoul through technical consulting and capacity building for the development of this service and aims to introduce the project within the year. The commerce analysis system consulting will be led by the Seoul Metropolitan Government Policy Export Organization along with ‘Open Mate’, a company that developed the system, and the consulting education will be held at Big Data Campus, which was established last July by Seoul. The Seoul Metropolitan Government Policy Export Organization will introduce major IT-based city policies such as the Seoul Transport Operation & Information Service (TOPIS) and Bukchon IoT Demonstration Village to the delegation from Buenos Aires. Also, capacity enhancement programs related to Big Data such as interviews with private companies in the areas of Big Data and Smart City. Big Data Analysis Service, which is operated by The Data & Statistics Division of the Seoul Metropolitan Government, provides practical assistance to citizens in all areas of the city administration such as the transportation and medical fields in addition to the commercial analysis system. Seoul will expand policy exports through big data analysis to overseas cities. Lee Hoeseung, the officer of the International Cooperation Bureau of Seoul, said “Seoul has exported its excellent policies to 35 cities in 24 countries by 2016 and will export excellent policies to Argentina on the opposite side of the globe. As Big Data is a globally recognized field and the potential for domestic companies to advance is big, we plan to expand policy exports through big data analysis through this opportunity.” In addition, Seoul conducted a consultation on automated Metro ticket sales system and urban transportation infrastructure financing to Cairo and Colombia on November 14th, 2016, and a consultation on the modernization of railway system to Myanmar on November 30th, 2016.

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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.