• Seoul Selects 13 Life-enhancing SOC Projects
    등록일 2019-08-05 글쓴이 seoulsolution
    Seoul Selects 13 Life-enhancing SOC Projects 08/05/2019 As Seoul pursues the “10-minute Neighborhood Life-enhancing SOC Project” through which convenience facilities located within a ten-minute walk of old low-rise houses will be expanded, the city has decided on a final list of which life-enhancing SOC facilities will be established in 13 model autonomous districts as the first step of the project. The “10-minute Neighborhood SOC Life-enhancing Project” is an urban restoration project targeting each neighborhood to provide life-enhancing facilities closely related to the lives of ordinary citizens, such as small libraries, daycare centers, seniors welfare centers, welfare centers for adolescents/children, culture and sports centers, parks, and parking lots, that are located within a five- to ten-minute walk (250-500 m) of old low-rise housing structures. The city of Seoul has plans to supply over 180 facilities throughout the city by 2022. Seoul city aims to supply life-enhancing facilities that can be well used by the residents of old low-rise residential areas that have relatively poorer life-enhancing facilities compared to large apartment complexes. In addition, the city has goals of creating livable residential areas, ameliorating old houses, and providing high-quality, low-cost residential structures by building such facilities. The 13 facilities that will be established in each autonomous district are ▴ three parking lots (Yongsan-gu, Yangcheon-gu, Gangseo-gu), ▴ three small libraries (Gwangjin-gu, Jungnang-gu, Yeongdeungpo-gu), ▴ four culture and sports centers (Gangbuk-gu, Jongno-gu, Guro-gu, Gangdong-gu), ▴ two adolescents & children welfare centers (Gwanak-gu, Seongbuk-gu), and ▴ one daycare center (Eunpyeong-gu). < 2019 10-minute Neighborhood Life-enhancing SOC Project > SOC Projects Autonomous Districts Project Title SOC Facility Project Purpose Type Facility in Detail Gwanak-gu Project to Build a Culture Center for Adolescents/Children near Nanhyang Elementary School Care Educational & cultural space for adolescents/children After building the culture center, a culture experience program for adolescents will be operated together with Nanhyang Elementary School. Yongsan-gu Expansion of the Public Parking Lot at Yeongsan 3-ga dong Transportation Public parking lot, public facility for residents The project is expected to relieve local parking problems and enhance the traffic environment, as well as to offer a rest area for residents to escape from heat waves or cold waves. Gwangjin-gu Project to Create Jayang-dong Small Library, a Composite Facility Education, care Small library, care, etc. The residents of the area are experiencing inconveniences due to the lack of educational facilities despite the existence of two elementary schools nearby. Jungnang-gu Construction of a Small Library in Muk 2-dong, Jungnang-gu Education Library The residents are anticipating the construction of a library, as they have experienced inconveniences while having to use libraries of other regions due to a lack of their own. Seongbuk-gu Project to Build a Culture & Art Facility for Adolescents in Seokgwan-dong Education Music classes for adolescents, reading rooms, study rooms, etc. A region constantly in need of culture & art facilities for adolescents Gangbuk-gu Construction of a Small Multipurpose Theater in Gangbuk-gu Culture Small theater The project is expected to address the imbalance of opportunities to participate in cultural activities and enhance life culture. Eunpyeong-gu Comprehensive Life-enhancing Facility in Suri Village Care Infant care room, small library, public facility for residents The project is expected to include all facilities required by residents to enhance the local life environment. Yangcheon-gu Parking Lot Built on Unused Land & Small Composite Library Transportation Parking lot The project is expected to address parking problems and furnish a library that the autonomous district currently lacks in an area with severe parking problems due to the densely built multiplex houses. Gangseo-gu Building a Planar Parking Lot Transportation Small-scale  parking lot The project is expected is expected to relieve parking problems and improve the traffic environment in an area where the alleys are being used as parking space. Guro-gu Project to Build a Sports Facility Sports Space for communication among residents, park The project is expected to secure pedestrian safety and expand public facilities for residents in an area where accidents between cars and pedestrians frequently take place due to the narrow sidewalks. Yeongdeungpo-gu Construction of a Village Library Education Library, program room, community space, etc. There are no cultural facilities, such as libraries, as the area is isolated like an island by Nodeul-ro Road and a railway. Through the project of building a village library, the welfare of residents of Bamdongsan area is expected to improve as they will have better access to knowledge and culture, as well as an expanded space for communication. Jongno-gu Construction of a Badminton Court Sports Indoor sports center The area has no sports facilities that are easily accessible and the demand for sports facilities of the residents is gradually increasing. The project is expected to enhance the healthy lives of residents. Gangdong-gu Construction of a Community Service Center in Myeongil 1-dong Multi Daycare center, sports center, small library, residential parking lot The functional expansion and diversification of public services according to the location of population influx facilities, including Myeongil Traditional Market, is seriously needed in this area. The district has plans to build a public office, happy house, and public facilities for residents at the same time by comprehensively remodeling a lesser-used, old public building. The 13 projects will be conducted starting in August 2019 and are expected to be completed as early as 2020. The whole budget will be supported by the city of Seoul and implementation is up to each autonomous district. Seoul will provide as much as KRW 2 billion per facility, and a total of KRW 26 billion for all of the projects. Furthermore, Seoul will establish “Three-year Plan for the 10-minute Life-enhancing SOC Project,” a long-term project to provide life-enhancing SOC facilities, by the end of the year. Through the analysis and diagnosis of the current state of life-enhancing facilities in the 25 autonomous districts, tailored ways of provision for each low-rise residential area will be prepared. Starting from next year, the life-enhancing SOC project will be expanded to ameliorate the quality of life in low-rise residential areas and to promote balanced regional development.
  • Seoul Selected as Best MICE City in the World for the Fifth Consecutive Year
    등록일 2019-12-04 글쓴이 seoulsolution
    Seoul Selected as Best MICE City in the World for the Fifth Consecutive Year 12/04/2019 Seoul received the honor of being selected as the “Best MICE City” for the fifth consecutive year. Seoul has proven its status as the world’s representative MICE city, being awarded in the “Best MICE City” category by “Global Traveler,” the business travel magazine, for five years in a row since 2015. Global Traveler Gttested Awards Best MICE City Seoul Fifth Consecutive Year 2019 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Seoul Dubai Singapore London Abu Dhabi Doha Paris San Francisco Sydney Hong Kong Receiving the main award yet again this year, Seoul was granted the “Quint Award” (the award for cities that have won for five consecutive years) for the first time in the city category. “Global Traveler,” which organized the awards ceremony, is a worldly-renown magazine that specializes in business travel. Every year, the magazine surveys its 300,000 readers to conduct the Global Traveler Tested Reader Survey Awards to select the best in 114 categories, including MICE city, airline, hotel, duty-free shop, and more. In South Korea, Asiana Airline was ranked first in the category of Best Airline for Onboard Service and Best Airline for Flight Attendants, Lotte Hotel in the category of Best MICE Hotel and Best Hotel in South Korea, and Incheon International Airport in the category of Best Airport in Asia. Other than these rankings, Seoul was ranked third as a host city of international conferences for four consecutive years (UIA, 2015-2018). Seoul has also achieved remarkable results in the MICE field. In September 2019, the city successfully hosted the International Bar Association (IBA) Conference with the participation of about 7,000 lawyers from around the world, drawing the attention of the global MICE population. Additionally, Seoul attracted a total of over 180 global MICE events including the 2022 World Congress of Endourology. Joo Yong-tae, the head of the Tourism & Sports Bureau of Seoul Metropolitan Government, explained, “Seoul was selected as the ‘Best MICE City’ for five consecutive years as a result of the combination of our active MICE promotion policies, as the world’s number three international conference host city for four years in a row, together with the charms of Seoul where visitors can find traditional and modern trends. We will make efforts to make Seoul a global city that lead the trends of the global MICE industry as the infrastructure for the MICE industry expands in Seoul, including Jamsil Sports Complex, the site of Hyundai Global Business Center (GBC), and Magok District.”
  • [US_CNN} World's safest city to visit in 2019 revealed by Economist Intelligence..
    등록일 2019-08-30 글쓴이 seoulsolution
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  • Seoul Makes Magok a Smart City Testbed
    등록일 2019-07-26 글쓴이 seoulsolution
    Seoul Makes Magok a Smart City Testbed 07/26/2019 As the city of Seoul is trying to make Magok District a smart city testbed where residents, experts, and companies solve urban issues by experimenting and implementing the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the city has selected five “Magok Smart City Living Lab” projects to finalize the trial. Companies will develop the new technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution while residents and experts, who will be the users, will participate in the project to experiment and implement the technologies. For each project, support of KRW 100 million will be offered. The five projects are ▴“Convenient City for the Visually Impaired” to develop an app for helping the visually impaired walk and purchase goods conveniently, ▴“Residential Participatory Magok Smart City Smell Community Mapping” to make a map of smell data in the district, ▴ “Fire Recognition System of Magok Residential Area Using Digital Twin Technology Based on Living Lab” to develop an app to detect fires in apartments, ▴“Outdoor Delivery in Magok Industrial Complex Using Robot Platform Based on Automatic Driving” to implement a delivery service run by automatic driving robots, and ▴“Study on Smart City-type IoT Personal Transportation Based on Station” to install stations exclusively for electric scooters. First, the Smart Order Application will be developed, with which the visually impaired can easily visit stores and purchase goods. The app will be equipped with a navigation function for the visually impaired so that it can guide him/her with information on the location, entrance, etc. of stores and inform him/her of the menus at restaurants. He or she can also make payment by having his or her biometric trait read on the app. Second, residents will measure and collect the smells on every corner of Magok District by carrying a smell measuring instrument to make an online map with the data. The collected information will be used to search for a solution to tackle any offensive odors in the region with the help of AI analysis. Third, an app will be developed to detect fires in apartments through real-time observation of temperature changes. The digital twin-based, three-dimensional city model will be constructed on which the information, such as temperature and more, will be added through the sensors installed throughout apartments, which enables the real-time situation to be checked through the app. Fourth, the technology through which robots can deliver food to customers will be verified, in order to develop the service in which the automatic driving robots can be utilized in various ways. The stations to charge electric scooters will be established. Additionally, the city will support the short distance travel of residents by setting forth safety driving rules after collecting data, including the driving environments, travel routes, and more, by installing IoT sensors on the scooters. The companies to implement the five Smart City Living Lab projects will run the projects together with residents and experts for about six months using Magok District as a testbed. The outcome will be shared in December 2019 at a briefing session.


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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.