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  • Transformation of riverside areas into global waterfronts
    등록일 2022-05-12 글쓴이 seoulsolution
    The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) will begin a full-scale renovation of waterfronts across sections of the Hangang River to strengthen the global urban competitiveness of Seoul. As a major river of Seoul that runs across the city center from east to west spanning 41.5 km with a basin area of 39.9 square km, the Hangang River plays an important role in Seoul’s urban spatial and functional structures. Acknowledging its importance, the city outlined plans of establishing new points of local vitality by revamping urban waterfront spaces in its announcement of Seoul Vision 2030 last year. Moreover, this approach is detailed in a draft of the Seoul 2040 Comprehensive Plan announced in March, which aims to create fluvial water-centric infrastructure evenly throughout Seoul to transform waterfront spaces for enriching the daily lives of citizens and enhancing the city’s urban competitiveness. As one of the plan’s six socio-spatial schemas, the importance of waterfront policy has increased and resulted in a greater expectation of transforming areas of the Hangang River into global waterfronts. Through this plan, the city plans to enhance Seoul’s urban competitiveness on the global stage by preparing effective strategies to establish water-centric infrastructure centered around the Hangang River, such as revitalizing waterfront spaces and strengthening the interconnection among major urban nuclei of Seoul. In order to fully realize the comprehensive plan, the city plans to draw up tasks for implementation by collecting expert opinions and conducting public surveys as well as establishing effective policies through organic collaboration with related departments. Seoul plans to manage the Hangang River systematically and gain a foothold as a global leader by actively utilizing the potential of the river’s waterfront spaces.
  • Increased capacity and ridership after starting late-night public transport serv..
    등록일 2022-05-20 글쓴이 seoulsolution
    The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) started operating late-night public transport service in response to the high rise in passenger demand following the citywide lifting of social distancing rules, resulting in an increase in public transport capacity by about 40% during late hours. This policy is aimed at increasing the city’s public transport capacity by expanding public transport service to relieve travel inconveniences during late hours, such as difficulties in hailing taxis. As such, the city has expanded its late-night bus service starting on Mon, Apr. 18 and extended hours for city buses, etc. The city pushed for an increase in public transport service by up to about 40% of existing shortages compared to pre-pandemic capacity, showing expanded late-night service capacity. Daily ridership also surpassed 10 million for the first time in two years. This is 85.5% compared to pre-pandemic numbers, and is continuously increasing due to the expanded supply of public transport with the explosive increase in late-night service demand. The city will continuously monitor public transport operation data, the status of increased ridership, and more, considering additional methods, such as raising the fleet count in areas with high citizen ridership. Seoul will operate all modes of public transport, including bus, taxi and subway, to fully implement measures to enhance travel convenience during late hours, assisting the livelihood of citizens to return back to the round-the-clock lifestyle as well as their safe return home.
  • Comprehensive measures for the opening of Cheong Wa Dae on May 10
    등록일 2022-05-10 글쓴이 seoulsolution
    The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) will take comprehensive measures for the opening of Cheong Wa Dae on Tue, May 10, focusing on maximizing the convenience of visitors and minimizing the inconveniences of local residents during the thirteen-day-long opening event held from May 10 to 22. First, the city will take measures to address bus, subway, parking and foot traffic issues in response to the rise in the number of tourists, and increase the convenience of visitors by scheduling additional buses and subway as well as securing parking space for tourist buses. Moreover, inclusive infrastructure will be created so that all citizens, including the elderly, mobility impaired and pregnant women, can conveniently visit Cheong Wa Dae. In detail, the city began operation of a new city bus route (01), which circulates Cheong Wa Dae and six major bus stops nearby, and installed four new bus stops, including at the National Palace Museum of Korea and Cheong Wa Dae. However, buses will be re-routed to the direction from Gwanghwamun to Anguk Station instead of entering the premises due to the car-free policy on Cheongwadae-ro effective from May 10 to 22. Second, benches, signboards, portable toilets and other convenience facilities will be installed for the convenience of visitors, and personnel will be dispatched for facility management and hiking trail maintenance. Third, various cultural programs will be hosted alongside the opening event, such as street performances and special commentaries on the newly opened areas of Bugaksan Mountain. Fourth, the city will develop content to make the nearby region into a landmark as a tourist attraction. Tourist information stations will be installed in Samcheong-dong as well as the Seochon and Bukchon regions to provide visitors with information in Korean, English, Japanese, and Chinese. Also, evening guided courses incorporating historical, cultural and tourist resources near Cheong Wa Dae will be available from May 10 to Oct. 31. Seoul plans to host familiarization tours to attract international tourists and promote Cheong Wa Dae as a new tourist resource through related content and events.  
  • ESG-focused climate budget to tackle climate change
    등록일 2022-05-09 글쓴이 seoulsolution
    The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) is taking action to actively introduce environment, social, and governance (ESG) factors to its municipal administration to spread awareness of climate change. Starting this year, the city will implement a climate budget system to analyze the impact of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by budget-funded projects for drafting up next year’s budget. The scope of projects will be altered according to GHG emissions; projects will be expanded if they are expected to reduce GHG emissions and shrunk if expected otherwise unless measures to offset the emissions are taken. The city will expand support for companies taking the lead in ESG by giving priority to private consignments and contracts for construction and services, which will encourage active and voluntary participation, as well as expand consulting support for small and medium-sized enterprises to apply ESG in their management, which was largely centered on conglomerates. Seoul will build a society-wide ecosystem for ESG together with enterprises and citizens to enhance its ability to respond to climate change and implement carbon neutrality by 2050. The city will create a foundation for ESG in its municipal administration by implementing the climate budget system for the public sector, fully reflecting ESG performance indicators in the management evaluation of city-funded/invested institutions, expanding the mandatory purchase of green products by public institutions, and more. Moreover, the city will promote ESG from various angles, such as giving enterprises that are committed to ESG priority for private consignments and contracts to expand the participation of the private sector, as well as establishing and operating cooperative networks with economic groups to foster and support green industries. Seoul plans to fully commit itself to creating society-wide ecosystem for ESG in cooperation with enterprises and citizens on its path to carbon neutrality.

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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.