Seoul Metropolitan Government

Member since: 
November 2014
Seoul Metropolitan Government

Located to the west of the central region of the Korean Peninsula, Seoul, the capital city of the Republic of Korea, has been the center of the country in its long history from the prehistoric era to the present day.

Now in its 600th year of official history, Seoul is a city where Korea’s traditional and modern cultures coexist. Geographically, it is an extraordinary example of good location, as mountains, rivers and urban spaces all combine to produce a picture-perfect city.

The social innovation strategies of Seoul City focus on:

  1. Opening up information to citizens and enabling active engagement of citizens;
  2. Using innovative technologies to tackle social challenges;
  3. Facilitating cross-sector collaboration and co-developing solutions with different stakeholders;
  4. Restoring community relationships within an urban setting through urban “village” communities;
  5. Making Seoul City a “Sharing City” (not only sharing information but facilitating access to under-utilised spaces)