Urban Development Consulting

Make Urban Competitiveness with Seoul Solutions Settling Urbanization Issues World Cities Confronted.

The Seoul Policy Consulting Group was founded with the clear dual purposes for propagating applied Seoul’s solutions to address urban challenges and for building co-prospering and sustainable development with world cities.

The pivotal aim of the Seoul Policy Consulting Group with its know-how on Seoul’s policies developed over the 6 decades is not only sharing our own intangible assets (as a policy) to be able to help address your urban problems but also concretizing how to achieve individual city’s practices leading to their own sustainable growth. Our experts group as intellectual assets will be dispatched to recipient countries needed for help to develop, which would be composited of public servants, professors, researchers with their specialties by sectors your country concerns.


Outline

  • Policy Consultation for cities worldwide.
  • Presentation of best policies of Seoul on the occasion of conferences and international estimates.

서울의 잠재적 역량 + 우수기술정책, 인적, 물적자원을 세계공동체와 공유하여 도시간 상생발전하고 함께 발전하는 세계의 희망공유

Purpose

  • Respond immediately to requests for consultation and political cooperation partner countries by bringing together experts with experience and techniques of the practice of political Seoul.

Main Activities of Seoul Policy Consulting Group

  • Policy consultation of foreign cities
  • Introduction of outstanding Seoul Policies at the International conferences and International evaluation

Operating Structure of Seoul Policy Consulting Group

  • Seoul Policy Consulting Group consists of  the former and current officials, researchers, and concerned parties who have extensive urban development policy knowledge.

컨설팅단 구조도

Consulting Members

해외도시의 협력요청에 서울시는 수행가능여부를 전달하고, 정책컨설팅단이 시의 자금지원과 행정지원을 받아 해외도시와 사업협의를 걸치 끝에 전문가를 파견합니다

By Sectors: Urban planning(15), Transportation(20), Subway(5), Environment(8), Water(7), E-government(5), Housing(11), Urban Security(3)
By Affiliations: Researchers of the Seoul Institute (27),  University of Seoul(8), Previous, Incumbent Official Servants(15), Others(24)

Consulting System

해외도시의 협력요청에 서울시는 수행가능여부를 전달하고, 정책컨설팅단이 시의 자금지원과 행정지원을 받아 해외도시와 사업협의를 걸치 끝에 전문가를 파견합니다

8 Stages of Seoul’s Consulting System

컨설팅 추진절차

Consulting Application

  • Period: Anytime you want 
  • Requirements :  Anyone Who may concern about Policies of Seoul and Urban Policies
  • How to Apply
    • Fill out the below application form (Refer to the Attached) and Contact Us directly
    • Recommendation on  relevant institutes and organizations and enterpries 
  • Contact Us : Global Urban Partnership Division (T:82-2-2133-5264, Email: policyshare@seoul.go.kr )

Policy Consulting Group Overseas Dispatching Performance

As of May 2016, there are total 38 initiatives (in 32 cities of 24 countries) related to Seoul's policies. Some of them are technical assistance and some of them are initiatives to build actual systems.

 
Examples of completed works

Cities (Countries)  Contents
Danang (Vietnam)
 
  • Joint research on Urban development strategy, Metropolitan public transport system for Danag City
  • Multilateral Coorperation : UN-Habitat, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul Institute, Da Nang Institute for Socio-Economic Development
  • Initiated by UN-Habitat & Sungkyunkwan University, Financed by Seoul Institute
  • Seoul Model : Sangam Millennium City
Metro manila (Philippine)
 
  • Joint Consulting with ADB on Intelligent transport system
  • Multilateral : ADB, Korea EXIM Bank, Seoul Institute, etc
  • Initiated by ADB, Financed by Korea EXIM Bank (Korea ODA)
  • Seoul Model : TOPIS (Seoul Transport Operation & Information Service)
Mumbai (India)
 
  • Joint Consulting and building with WB on Social network based Civic participation system – Multilateral : WB, Korea EXIM Bank, SMG, etc
  • Initiated by WB & SMG, Financed by Korea EXIM Bank (Korea ODA)
  • Seoul Model : Eungdapso (comprehensive information website for civic complaints, proposals, etc)

Examples of currently in progress

Cities (Countries)  Contents
Bangkok (Thailand)
 
  • Policy consulting on 'building integrated transport fare calculation center' by SMG
  • Korean Company(KSCC) won a contract. SMG signed a MOU for Mutual Cooperation with the company and is providing a policy consulting for the project
  • Financed by Thailand Ministry of Transport
  • Seoul Model : Korea Smart Card Co. Ltd(KSCC)
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
 
  • Policy consulting on 'building cashless ticketing system and fare calculating' by SMG
  • Korean Company(KSCC) won a contract. SMG signed a MOU for Mutual Cooperation with the company and is providing a policy consulting for the project
  • Financed by Malaysian statutory body ‘Land Public Transport Commission’
  • Seoul Model : T-money Card(Smart Transportation Card)
Pulau Muara Besar(PMB) Island (Brunei)
 
  • Project Management (Design ~ Construction), Test Operation for 4month by SMG
  • The Office of Waterworks created a joint consortium with Korean Companies
  • Financed by Brunei Economic Development Board
  • Seoul Model : Water Treatment Facility
Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam)
 
  • Policy consulting on 'enhancing PPP for urban metro systems'
  • Multilateral : Korea EXIM Bank, Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation(SMRT), etc
  • Initiated by Central Governments of Korea and Vietnam, Financed by Korea EXIM Bank (Korea ODA)
  • Seoul Model : PPP experience on Seoul Metro Line
Bandung (Indonesia)
 
  • Policy consulting on 'transformation of public transport system' by Seoul Institute
  • Multilateral : Korea EXIM Bank, SeoulInstitute, SMG, etc
  • Initiated by SMG & Bandung Municipal Government, Financed by Korea EXIM Bank (Korea ODA)
  • Seoul Model : Public Transport System including ITS

Example of multiple staged project

Cities (Countries)  Contents
Chanchamayo (Peru)
  • Enhancement of water treatment facilities by SMG
  • Not consulting, actual enhancement construction
  • Initiated by SMG and Chanchamayo Provincial Government, Financed & procured by SMG
  • Multiple staged projects
    (1) First stage(2012~2015) : San Ramon facility - completed
    (2) Second stage(2016~2017) : La Merced facility
    (3) Third stage(2018) : Pichanak

World Bank The Day of Sharing 'Seoul Outstanding Policies’ Event

World Bank The Day of Sharing 'Seoul Outstanding Policies’ Event
Institute (Nation)
  • World Bank (Washington, US)
Purpose
  • To promote excellence of policies
  • Discussing sharing opportunities between the City of Seoul and the World Bank
Period
  • 2014/09/24 ~ 2014/09/27
Dispatched person
  • Jun-ho Go : Transportation / Director of the World City Research Center, the Seoul Institute
  • Young-hee Jang : Housing / SH Urban Institute (Director)
  • Myeong-gu, Gang : Urban planning / City University of Seoul (Professor)
Activity
  • The Experts of Seoul City plan, housing, transportation visited the World Bank, compared the previous status and the current status of Seoul, briefing feacuase of policies of Seoul, and promoted the excellence in policies of Seoul
  • Proceeding Q&A session with World Bank officials
Achievement
  • Concluting MOU between the City of Seoul and the World bank to share excellent policy
  • Myeong-gu Gang, Consultant of the Policy Consulting Group has been dispatched to the World Bank as an urban specialist for three months for knowledge sharing best-practice policies of Seoul
Seoul Metropolitan Mayor's Announcement Discuss session pannel Introduce Seoul policy Meet up session before announcing
Seoul Metropolitan Mayor's Announcement Discuss session pannel Introduce Seoul policy Meet up session before announcing

The 11th Metropolis General Assembly ‘Sharing session of outstanding policy’ Sponsorship

The 11th Metropolis General Assembly ‘Sharing session of outstanding policy’ Sponsorship
Institute (Nation)
  • Metropolis (Hyderabad, India)
Background
  • Metropolis requested the Seoul Institute to sponsor the Sharing session of superior Policy of Seoul
Purpose
  • To share outstanding polices of Seoul through holding 'Sharing sessions of Outstanding Policy' at the Metropolis' General Assembly
  • Preparing to enter the South Asian and South East Asian market with the outstanding policies of Seoul
Period
  • 2014/10/07 ~ 2014/10/10
Dispatched person
  • Jun-ho Go : Transportation / Director of the World City Research Center, the Seoul Institute
  • Sang-yeong Shin : Safety / Research Fellow, the Seoul Institute
  • Yu-jin Choi : Environment / Research Fellow, the Seoul Institute
Activity
  • Hosting the 'Sharing sessions of Outstanding Policy' Q&A session
  • Discussing measures to share outstanding policies of Seoul
Achievement
  • Discussing porting the outstanding policies of Seoul on the Metropolis Policy-sharing sites (Policytransfer.metropolis.org)
  • Discussing measures of sharing outstanding policies between Seoul and Metropolis
Photograph of the the sharing session Photograph of the the sharing session Table of Contents of the main presentation (left), introduction of Seoul session at Metropolis website  (right)
Photograph of the the sharing session Photograph of the the sharing session Table of Contents of the main presentation (left)
introduction of Seoul session at Metropolis website (right)

algeria City Transportation Advisory System

Algeria City Transportation Advisory System
Institute (Nation)
  • Algerian intelligence (Algeria Algiers)
Background
  • Upon Soeul expressing willingness to support technology transfer of the transportation intelligence system, Algery requested to dispatch experts
Purpose
  • To establish transportation intelligence system and attending meeting with relevant authorities and site surveying to support planning the Masterplan
Period
  • 2014/11/08 ~ 2014/11/18
Dispatched person
  • Jun-ho Go : Transportation / Director of the World City Research Center, the Seoul Institute
  • Sung-il Shin : Transportation/ Research Fellow, the Seoul Institute
Activity
  • Analyzed issues and local transportation situation with the Algerian city officials
  • Consulting the transportation system improvement of Algeria City
Achievement
  • Potentials to implement Seoul-type system when introducing Future Intelligent Transportation System
Bus terminals and vehicles Bus terminals and vehicles Bus terminals and vehicles Authorities meeting
Bus terminals and vehicles Bus terminals and vehicles Bus terminals and vehicles Authorities meeting

Dispatching experts to Metropolis Training, Cairo Branch

Dispatching experts to Metropolis Training, Cairo Branch
Institute (Nation)
  • Training Branch Metropolis Egypt (Cairo)
Background
  • Metropolis and Seoul Training Center requested to dispatch urban planning and designing experts for Northern African officials
Purpose
  • To Explain Seoul City plans to Northern African officials
  • Perform site survey of the pilot projects region and field trips
Period
  • 2014/12/14 ~ 2014/12/20
Dispatched person
  • Hyuk-suk Min : Urban Design / Research Fellow, Division of Urban Space, the Seoul Institute
Activity
  • Lecturing Seoul City plans
  • Task discussions and project site surveying with the trainees
Achievement
  • Promoted excellence of the urban planning of Seoul City to the officials of the Northern Africa region
  • Prepared the ground to enter the Northern Africa region through regional consulting and joint projects with trainees
Workshop Introduction of Urban Planning in Seoul Regional projects site surveying Task discussion
Workshop Introduction of Urban Planning in Seoul Regional projects site surveying Task discussion