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  • Publication of “Changes to Life in Seoul” (2023)
    등록일 2023-01-06 글쓴이 seoulsolution
    The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) published its annual Changes to Life in Seoul (ebook) on Tue, Jan. 3 so that readers can easily check out the city’s municipal direction for 2023 at a glance, covering information on new projects and programs to public facilities. This year’s Changes to Life in Seoul (2023) comprises a total of 71 projects across 9 fields, focusing on promoting Seoul as a special city of attractive charms and solidarity. The ebook introduces the city’s major projects for 2023 through illustrations featuring Haechi, the official mascot of Seoul, to convey and explain its municipal direction as a special city of attractive charms and solidarity. The ebook also features a calendar and map that detail the changes to life in Seoul according to month and neighborhood. The ebook has been designed so that citizens can easily understand the core contents of each project, and features a FAQ section that provides information on each project. For details, curious readers can take advantage of online resources via the official SMG website (ebook.seoul.go.kr), database (opengov.seoul.go.kr), and portal (mediahub.seoul.go.kr). “Changes to Life in Seoul” will serve as a guide to Seoul’s 71 new projects for 2023, which is more than previous years, and readers will be able to enjoy fun content in the form of card news, video, and more via social media and YouTube, which will also have a promotional effect of informing the public on the city’s new municipal policies and programs.
  • Seoul uses drones for hanok roof inspections
    등록일 2023-01-17 글쓴이 seoulsolution
    The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) announced that it will be the first local government to apply aerial photography using drones to conduct roof inspections for the efficient and safe maintenance of hanok buildings starting this year. This is seen as an improvement to the previous method of conducting roof inspections where handymen had to precariously climb the roof to take photographs. From now, the city will fly drones above hanok buildings to effectively and safely conduct inspections and take detailed photographs of the entire roof to analyze the condition of roof and tiles from various angles and positions. This public service will be beneficial not only to the technicians on the job, but also hanok homeowners who need domestic repairs for issues such as roof leaks as the collected aerial photograph data taken from various angles will be able to accurately identify problems and provide a thorough diagnosis of the condition inside the house and on the roof. Starting this year, the city will make this drone inspection service available to any hanok homeowner who files a request via the Seoul Hanok Support Center (online/offline) for roof leaks and other problems. For the sustainable preservation of nearly 8,000 hanok buildings in Seoul, the city has been operating the Seoul Hanok Support Center since 2015 to provide hanok inspection and maintenance services, which sees over 200 on-site visits per year in response to citizens’ requests for inspection as well as consultation for maintenance and repairs. With more than 50% of inspection requests related to roof tiles, it is expected that this drone inspection service will serve as an opportunity to drastically improve the maintenance of hanok buildings in Seoul. Seoul plans to continue operating the Seoul Hanok Support Center to provide citizens with hanok maintenance information and services through the newly introduced drone inspection service, and the collected photographs are expected to be used as valuable data to archive and promote the architectural development of Seoul.
  • Seoul’s vision as a tech hub presented at CES 2023
    등록일 2023-01-11 글쓴이 seoulsolution
    The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) partnered with Seoul Business Agency (SBA), a local government funding agency, to showcase the innovative technologies of 66 companies on the global stage at the world’s largest trade show CES. The city presented its vision as an innovative tech hub at CES by coordinating the Seoul Tech Pavilion (LVCC North Hall) and exhibited the innovative technologies of 51 companies at K-Startup Pavilion (Eureka Park), 14 of which won the CES 2023 Innovation Award. Under the theme of Seoul as an eco-friendly and smart transportation city, the SMG and SBA displayed how the city is implementing the innovative technologies of leading Korean companies on a large 3D video screen as well as installing interactive booths for visitors to experience the city’s metaverse. The city divided its exhibition space into five fields—mobility, bio/healthcare, ESG, manufacturing, and data—and held various programs, such as global demo day, startup talk show, and networking events (Meet the K-Startup). In addition, the city held a networking event called Seoul Night to invite officials from CES and also held the Korea–U.S. Startup Summit to strengthen bilateral networking efforts with major global business officials, and expanded the contact point between Korean companies and investors for investment attraction. It is expected that this year’s CES event will serve as an opportunity to effectively showcase the attractive and convenient lifestyle of Seoul created by ESG-based technologies and smart mobility.
  • Record low PM2.5 levels in Seoul for 3 consecutive years
    등록일 2023-01-06 글쓴이 seoulsolution
    The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) confirmed that the city’s PM2.5 levels for 2022 measured an average of 18 μg/m3, breaking its record low every year for three consecutive years ever since the city codified its urban air quality index and began measuring its urban air quality. Last year saw the most number of good air quality days (≤15 μg/m3) at 182 days, and exceeded bad air quality levels (>35 μg/m3) at only 31 days. Such outcome is analyzed to be a combination of the international community’s concerted efforts to improve air quality and meteorological conditions as well as the city’s special measure to improve its urban air quality announced and implemented in 2007 as “Clear Seoul 2010.” The city is also boasting its successful conversion of all diesel city buses to eco-friendly compressed natural gas (CNG) buses and has implemented low-emission measures on about 510,000 vehicles so far as part of its large-scale low-emission project for diesel vehicles. The SMG Research Institute of Public Health and Environment also analyzed the air quality modeling system and estimated that the actual PM2.5 levels in 2022 were lower by 1.6 μg/m3 compared to the originally expected annual average due to the reduction of domestic and global emissions. Moreover, the meteorological conditions seem to have had a favorable influence as there were increased amount of precipitation and decreased days of air stagnation in 2022 compared to the last three years. Looking at the impact of PM carried in from abroad, it is estimated that the improvement in air quality in the northeastern part of China also had a positive effect on the improvement of air quality in Seoul. Seoul will continue to implement policies throughout 2023 to reduce PM levels and improve air quality, targeting various sources such as automobiles, homes, businesses, and construction sites, so that citizens can enjoy a clearer Seoul.

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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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  • 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.