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  • [Singapore_The Straits Times] Seoul wins Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize
    등록일 2018-03-20 글쓴이 ssunha
    Seoul wins Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Rahimah Rashith PUBLISHEDMAR 17, 2018, 5:00 AM SGT   South Korean capital honoured for giving up roads and highways for people-centric spaces Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/seoul-wins-lee-kuan-yew-world-city-prize-0 <https://www.leekuanyewworldcityprize.com.sg/>   In the South Korean capital Seoul, highways and main roads have made way for public spaces for the people. At Cheonggyecheon, in downtown Seoul, an elevated highway was removed to restore a stream and create a natural recreational space. And Yonsei-ro, a 550m stretch of road lined with shops was pedestrianised so that visitors can enjoy the space more. Before vehicle access was controlled, roads there were congested and cars crawled at 10kmh. Now cars in Yonsei-ro make way for people to enjoy public performances on its streets. These car-lite moves in "shifting away from car-oriented transportation to people-centric spaces" were among the reasons Seoul was picked as the winner of the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize. The announcement was made at the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Centre yesterday. Seoul is the fifth recipient, after earlier wins by Medellin in Colombia, Suzhou in China, Bilbao in Spain and New York City in the US. The city beat 28 others to clinch the biennial award by URA and the Centre for Liveable Cities. Hamburg in Germany, Kazan in the Russian Federation, Surabaya in Indonesia and Tokyo in Japan received special mentions for good practices in their city management. The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize is an international award honouring outstanding achievements in the creation of liveable, vibrant and sustainable urban communities around the world. "Seoul once appeared as a city drowning in problems beyond solutions. Amazingly, strong creative leadership, building on deep citizen engagement and data-driven solutions, managed to turn things around. This mega city now leads the way in delivering inclusive, dynamic and forward-looking urban solutions. "It is a truly worthy recipient of the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize," said the nominating committee's chairman, Professor Kishore Mahbubani. Seoul overcame challenges such as rapid urbanisation and the task of providing for a booming car-based society by introducing projects that repurposed urban infrastructure and engaging citizen participation in day-to-day operations. Crediting Seoul's citizens for the win, Mayor Park Won Soon said: "I believe that this award is a recognition of the citizens of Seoul's retrospection of the past and insight into the future in order to make Seoul a 'meta-polis'." The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize comprises an award certificate, a gold medallion and a cash prize of $300,000, sponsored by Keppel Corporation. It is a highlight of the upcoming World Cities Summit, which will be held at Marina Bay Sands from July 8 to 12. A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 17, 2018, with the headline 'Seoul wins Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize'. Print Edition | Subscribe Related to this article more:   Seoul wins Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2018 https://www.opengovasia.com/articles/seoul-wins-lee-kuan-yew-world-city-prize-2018   Seoul clinches Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize honouring urban initiatives https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/seoul-clinches-lee-kuan-yew-world-city-prize-10049890 Seoul, South Korea conferred Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2018 https://www.ura.gov.sg/Corporate/Media-Room/Media-Releases/pr18-14 Seoul clinches Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize honouring urban initiatives http://www.intellasia.net/seoul-clinches-lee-kuan-yew-world-city-prize-honouring-urban-initiatives-656860 Kreatif dan Inovatif, Surabaya Raih Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2018 https://regional.kompas.com/read/2018/03/18/20342521/kreatif-dan-inovatif-surabaya-raih-lee-kuan-yew-world-city-prize-2018. 
  • Seoul Awarded Best MICE City for Fourth Consecutive Year
    등록일 2018-12-27 글쓴이 seoulsolution
    Seoul Awarded Best MICE City for Fourth Consecutive Year 12/19/2018   Seoul city was selected as the “Best MICE City” for four consecutive years since 2015 at the 2018 15th Annual Global Traveler Tested Reader Survey Awards, hosted by the top business tourism specialist, Global Traveler. Dubai, Singapore, London, and Hong Kong followed close behind. Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, the Global Traveler Tested Awards selected its winners through both online and offline surveys conducted over a period of eight months from January to August, 2018, targeting business travelers, related businesspersons, and its 105,000 readers. ※ Previous “Best MICE City” award recipients Best MICE City List Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 City Abu Dhabi Seoul Singapore Seoul Seoul Seoul Seoul Seoul was awarded for its well-equipped infrastructure, including a convenient, built-in IT environment, public transportation, and accommodations, in addition to its polished culture in which tradition and up-to-date trends coexist, amid the characteristic charm of the city. http://english.seoul.go.kr/seoul-awarded-best-mice-city-for-fourth-consecutive-year/?cat=29
  • Mayor Park Won-soon Heads to Beijing to Bolster Cooperative Partnerships
    등록일 2018-12-27 글쓴이 seoulsolution
    Mayor Park Won-soon Heads to Beijing to Bolster Cooperative Partnerships 11/29/2018   Mayor Park Won-soon will be visiting Beijing, China, for four days and three nights, from November 25-28, making it his first visit since his 2015 tour to Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. Seoul looks to fortify cooperative relations between Seoul and Beijing in light of the 25th anniversary of the two cities’ signing of the Sister Cities Agreement and the Korea-China Growth Conference for Governors and Mayors, held on a biannual basis. Mayor Park Won-soon will supervise the Korea-China Growth Conference for Governors and Mayors where the two countries’ metropolitan council heads will gather in Beijing and speak with Premier Li Keqiang of China. The core agenda of this Beijing visit are lies in environmental cooperation, economic cooperation, and youth exchange. First, at the 2nd Korea-China Growth Conference for Governors and Mayors, the topic of environmental cooperation will be taken up by the heads of both local governments to discuss practical matters regarding the bolstering of cooperative partnerships in terms of improving the air quality. Seoul will hold a Climate and Environment Cooperation Forum with Beijing to create a center of the political exchange of urban environmental policy teams. Second, in regard to economic cooperation, large enterprises will accompany promising, SMEs and start-ups to help revitalize Chinese investments. The Seoul China Investment Week, from November 28-29, will be co-hosted with Bank of China to offer comprehensive support for varied business opportunities among domestic enterprises. Third, Mayor Park is set to be the first Seoul mayor to give a lecture at China’s prestigious Peking University, meet with China’s future leaders, and visit Z-InnoWay, China’s hub for entrepreneurship. http://english.seoul.go.kr/mayor-park-won-soon-heads-to-beijing-to-bolster-cooperative-partnerships/?cp=2&cat=29
  • Seoullo 7017 Branches Out into Neighborhoods with 7 Walkways
    등록일 2018-12-27 글쓴이 seoulsolution
    Seoullo 7017 Branches Out into Neighborhoods with 7 Walkways 09/27/2018 The Seoul Metropolitan Government will build seven new pedestrian paths from Seoullo 7017 branching out into neighboring urban regeneration areas, including Seogye-dong, Jungnim-dong, Hoehyeon-dong, Huam-dong, and Seosomun-dong. Seoullo 7017, in its initial phase, was designed to convert an old highway overpass into a walkway in order to connect the eastern and western areas of Seoul Station. This second phase of the project is meant to promote the positive effects of urban regeneration and the vitality of local economies toward neighborhoods. The project essentially seeks to connect severed roads with greenery while incorporating diversified business models, taking into account the varied conditional and environmental factors. Some activities include the remodeling to better connect buildings, creating greener alleyways, increasing the number of backstreet cafés, and extending walkways. Descriptions of the seven new walkways comprised of Jungnim 1-gil, Jungnim 2-gil, Seogye 1-gil, Seogye 2-gil, Huam 1-gil, Huam 2-gil, and Hoehyeon 1&2-gil, are provided below: Jungnim 1-gil (≈ 810m): From Yakhyeon Catholic Church to Chungjeongno Station, there are many antique houses and alleyways, demonstrating this area’s potential to become historically and culturally distinctive in the urban center of Seoul. Jungnim 2-gil (≈ 790m): Passing through relatively large apartment buildings, this woodland path leads to Chungjeongno Station. Seogye 1-gil (≈ 780m): Across narrow streets, vintage homes, and traditional Korean housing, the road leads from Malli Market to Hyochang Park. Along the way, you can catch a glimpse of the historical sewing culture in the Seoul station vicinity. Seogye 2-gil (≈ 1,100m): Stretching from Cheongpa Children’s Park, the National Theater Company of Korea, and Cheongpa Hill, this area has a variety of historical and cultural uniqueness, featuring old sewing factories, beaten paths, Japanese-style housing, and more. Huam 1-gil (≈ 1,300m): This walkway runs toward Yangdong Park and Huam Market behind Seoul Square, capturing the historical flow of time over the years. Huam 2-gil (≈ 1,400m): From varied paths, inclusive of Seoullo and Sowol-ro City Wall, this road leads all the way to Namsan Mountain. The walkway is too steep to be suitable for walking, so it is in need of some road maintenance and improvement. Hoehyeon 1&2-gil (≈ 1,400m): With plenty of modern and contemporary architectures, such as Hoehyeon Post Office, incorporated with colonial Japanese-style housing, visitors can take in the unique atmosphere fused together with the area’s resplendent history and culture. The seven designated architects, in particular, will respectively orchestrate each of the seven walkways to be built, an unprecedented move in the city of Seoul. Every vital resource, including alleyways, buildings, landmarks, and public open spaces, will be taken into account as the seven architects establish a general master plan for entire project. They are also responsible for long-term sustainable preservation through constant communication and mutual consultation together with local residents, public institutions, and pertinent filed specialists. http://english.seoul.go.kr/seoullo-7017-branches-out-into-neighborhoods-with-7-walkways/?cp=5&cat=29

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    등록일 2018-04-09 글쓴이 ssunha
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  • [Program Book] The 8th Northeast Asia Forum on Air Quality Improvement
    등록일 2018-09-13 글쓴이 seoulsolution
  • [SI Report] Coping with Exploding Housing Demand: Experience of Seoul
    등록일 2018-08-24 글쓴이 seoulsolution
  • [SI_Report] The 50-Plus Generation_Seoul Institute_Kyoung-A Nam(2017)
    등록일 2018-06-15 글쓴이 ssunha
    Summary The health of a society de pends on thehealth of the over-fifties Knowing that this is the generation that drove the Miracle on the Hangang River, the SMG presents policies to inspire the boomers to design and build their own miracle for a second beginning As they say, “when an old man dies, a library burns to the ground.” That is how much experience and wisdom one person attains throughout life. If we were to lose such experience and knowledge of the baby boomers who flourished through a dynamic phase of the modern era, it would simply be a sheer loss to our country. The 50-plus generation is our backbone, and we cannot afford to have a vulnerable back. When our 50-plus generation is strong, their parents and children will also be strong. This is precisely why 50+ policies concern much more than just the over-fifties. With 50+ programs, the 50-plus generation will be able to explore who they really are, prepare for old age, add new potentials, and rekindle economic vivacity in the city. Contents CHAPTER 1 Why the 50-plus? CHAPTER 2 Assistance for the Over-fifties: Examples from Overseas CHAPTER 3 Before the Seoul50Plus Foundation Came Along CHAPTER 4 Into the Past 200 Days of the Seoul50Plus Foundation CHAPTER 5 Challenges ahead for the Seoul50Plus Foundation About Author, Kyoung-A Nam After majoring in Education and Social Welfare, Kyoung-A Nam has been actively involved in Happy Senior projects designed to support people aged between 40 and 60. She has been working with the Hope Institute since 2006, committed to identifying and developing job models in non-profit organization. Over the last decade alone, she trained and counseled some 2,000 people aged 40–60 both at home and abroad while studying innovative examples from all around the world to make changes back home. She is now the head of the Seoul50Plus Western Campus, the first 50+ campus to be established by the Seoul50Plus Foundation. She is also the co-author of “Aging Class.”  
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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.