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  • Seoul’s CAC Global Summit Hits Over 10 Million Views on YouTube
    등록일 2020-06-11 글쓴이 seoulsolution
    CAC (Cities Against Covid-19) Global Summit 2020 ended with success as the 5-day online global conference held by the Seoul Metropolitan Government to overcome the crisis caused by COVID-19 and prepare for the era of great transformation.   The videos available in Korean and English have received over 10 million views as of June 5. At this rate, it is expected the videos will hit over 20 million views by the end of June. In particular, the 90-minute, one-on-one conversation between the mayor Park Won Soon of Seoul and Jared Mason Diamond on June 4 (Thurs.) has caught the greatest attention from citizens around the world, obtaining over 1.05 million views.   CAC Global Summit, as a video conference with no on-site audience, was comprised of a mayoral meeting, sessions on different fields such as climate and environment, conversations with celebrities, and comprehensive conversations which totaled to 1,355 minutes (about 23 hours). In the mayoral meeting, 42 mayors of different cities graced the occasion with their participation.   A total of 156 speakers, 70 from Korea and 86 from abroad, participated in sessions to have heated discussion and suggest solutions.   Foreign press also paid great attention to the event. Over 10 international press agencies, including Aljazeera, the national broadcast of Qatar; TRT, the public broadcasting station of Turkey; Agencia EFE of Spain; Le Monde of France; and Wall Street of the USA visited the website and interviewed mayor Park.   In a situation where movement between countries has been halted due to COVID-19, public and private companies and institutions that are suffering from difficulties in international exchange are greatly interested in the new trials of Seoul. Many are sending inquiries to the Seoul Metropolitan Government to learn about its experience and know-hows gained from hosting the video conference.   The CAC Global Summit 2020 ended on June 5 (Fri.) with a speech by Mayor Park Won Soon to announce the vision for the Post-Coronavirus era in a comprehensive discussion. 
  • Seoul Accepts Applications for Moving into “Seoul International Finance Office” ..
    등록일 2020-08-05 글쓴이 seoulsolution
    In October, Seoul will be opening the “Seoul International Finance Office” in Yeouido, the central financial district of the city. The office will be located on the 16th floor of One IFC (International Finance Center), accommodating 1-30 persons for up to 5 years. The office is a special space for attracting and integrating excellent financial institutions from Korea and abroad. The city will provide companies with offices, meeting rooms, and networking spaces, offering support of more than 70% of rental and maintenance fees for up to five years. Companies that can move in the office are limited to headquarters, branches, local headquarters of Korean and foreign financial institutions, finance-related international organizations, NGOs, or groups that are entering Yeouido for the first time or re-entering the region. The Seoul Metropolitan Government will develop the “Seoul International Finance Office” into a pivotal facility for domestic and overseas financial institutions, making it a core facility that enhances the financial competitiveness of Yeouido and associating with “Seoul Fintech Lab,” the center of the domestic fintech industry, and “School of Finance,” the center of digital finance education. This is the first time that the SMG has created a separate space to attract excellent financial institutions, and actively provided the space and part of the rent. The city aims to boost the concentration effect of the financial industry in Yeouido, vitalizing the financial industry and improving its competitiveness. The “Seoul International Finance Office” will be take up the entire 16th floor of One IFC with offices for 1-30 individuals who can use the space for up to five years. Various programs, including legal & investment consulting and support for foreign executives and staff, will be offered as well. The Seoul Metropolitan Government will develop the “Seoul International Finance Office” into a pivotal facility for domestic and overseas financial institutions, making it a core facility that enhances the financial competitiveness of Yeouido and associating with “Seoul Fintech Lab,” the center of the domestic fintech industry, and “School of Finance,” the center of digital finance education. The recruitment period will last for four weeks, from July 29 (Wed.) to August 21 (Fri.), and the application form will be accepted for two days, from August 20 (Thurs.) to 21 (Fri.). Move-in will start at the end of October. The Economic Policy Office of the SMG will be accepting the applications. The foreign financial firms that cannot deliver their applications in person can send them via e-mail (jmk0222@seoul.go.kr).  
  • Introduction of the App Report System for Mandatory Mask Wearing on Public Trans..
    등록일 2020-07-29 글쓴이 seoulsolution
    Wearing masks on public transportation has been mandated, but due to quarrels resulting from the failure to wear masks and abusive language and violence that have been targeted at station employees, the Seoul Metropolitan Government will enforce special countermeasures to prevent conflict among citizens and establish a culture in which masks are worn. The SMG will add the report function to the “Ddota (Ride Again) urban railway” app starting August 3 (Mon.) that will allow users to report passengers who are not wearing masks on the subway. Once a passenger not wearing a mask is reported, the passenger’s location will be tracked and subway security officers will immediately be dispatched to take action. Passengers who fail to comply with the instructions or attack the security officers will be charged with a fine as part of the city’s plan to respond firmly to such passengers. The SMG will also hold an extensive campaign for one month starting on the 27th to help citizens fully recognize and understand the “restricted boarding on subways and buses for passengers not wearing masks.” Publicity activities will be held at transfer stations and main bus stops with heavy floating populations, and videos on subways and subway station buildings, bus TVs, and bus information terminals (BIT) are expected to promote “mandatory mask wearing.” The speed dial number to “report passengers not wearing masks” will be added to the call center options for citizens’ convenience starting on the 27th (Mon.). The call center numbers for the subway lines are ▴1577-1234 for Lines 1-8, ▴2656-0009 for Line 9, and ▴3499-5561 for the Ui-Sinseol LRT. Failure to follow the instructions of the subway security officers may result in a fine in accordance with the “Railroad Safety Act.” Strong measures will be taken against any violent actions that target station employees or subway security offers in relation to the refusal to wear a mask. The campaign for mandated mask wearing on the bus Monday morning during rush hour will be held for one month (July 27-August 24) starting on the 27th. About 2,400 individuals of the SMG and the Association of Bus Transportation, 65 city bus companies, and 139 village buses will take part in the campaign. The campaign will mainly take place at 87 main bus stops with high floating populations.
  • Sunlight Brightens up the Parks and Bicycle Lanes of Seoul
    등록일 2020-06-17 글쓴이 seoulsolution
    The solar energy facilities that used to hang outside the balconies of apartments or other buildings have now found a new place of pleasantness and convenience in the daily lives of citizens. On June 10, the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) announced that it has established “hands-on development facilities” based on the new solar energy technologies in World Cup Park and Ttukseom Hangang Park, both frequented by citizens. Countless citizens are visiting these facilities, making them new local landmarks. The solar energy facility installed in the World Cup Park in Seoul is a circle-shaped stage with a diameter of 20 meters. The solar energy-powered LED panels planted in the park’s ground generate energy with sunlight of daytime and show fancy LED video art at night. To establish “Solar Square” in the Constellation Square in the park, the sidewalk block-type panels were used for the first time in the country. 1,171 solar panels were installed around the edges of the square and 2,457 LED sidewalk blocks were installed in the center. At night, fancy graphic videos showing flowers and constellations on the stage attract attention from visitors, and children love the place as they play freely on the moving images. The SMG explained that it will arouse interest from visitors with simple and clear images, and the space will also be put to use for citizen events such as festivals. The videos are displayed six times after sunset (for 15 min. in 15 min. intervals) all year round. As the World Cup Park is easily accessible for citizens who use nearby facilities, such as the Seoul World Cup Stadium, Haneul Park and the Oil Tank Culture Park, the SMG expects that the Solar Square will not only provide citizens with things to watch and enjoy but arouse awareness surrounding eco-friendly, solar panel energy. Additionally, the bicycle lane near the Riverside Stage in Ttukseom Hangang Park was equipped with solar panels and LED blocks to ensure the safety of citizens, improving visibility for nighttime bicycle users. 288 solar panels and 504 LED sidewalk blocks were installed along the “Solar Road” that spans a length of 250 meters along the bicycle lane. The SMG will continue monitoring the amount of generated electricity and the durability of the solar panel facilities, using this information as baseline data for establishing solar panel roads. Additionally, the solar panel sidewalk blocks are expected to be used in a number of fields, including wireless or wired charge of electronic vehicles, establishment of smart roads and cities, and more.  

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  • Interview with Seoul Metropolitan Government on COVID-19 Responses
    등록일 2020-06-01 글쓴이 seoulsolution
    In an effort to support urban stakeholders to implement good strategies against COVID-19, CityNet Secretariat conducted an interview with the Seoul. In this interview, Mr. Yim Geun Hyeong, CEO of CityNet Secretariat interviewed Mr. Cho In Dong, the deputy Mayor for Planning&Coordination and Mr. Na Baeg-ju, Director-General of Civil Health Bureau regarding the measures and the methods executed by Seoul. It comes along with the expression of solidarity from Mr. Park Won Soon, the Mayor of Seoul and opening and closing remarks by Dr. Vijay Jagannathan, CityNet Secretary General. *http://english.seoul.go.kr/covid/interview-with-seoul-on-covid-19-responses/?cat=126/
  • Seoul Tap Water Arisu (Brochure, 2019)
    등록일 2020-05-21 글쓴이 seoulsolution
  • Seoul Public Transportation (Brochure, 2019)
    등록일 2020-05-21 글쓴이 seoulsolution
  • Seoul's Policy Sharing Initiative (Brochure, 2019)
    등록일 2020-05-21 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.