The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) announced 33 policy changes that will start in the second half of 2017 in five areas and disclosed them on-line under the title of ‘Changes to life in Seoul in the second half of 2017.’ The five areas are ① Welfare/Women (9 policies), ② Safety/Transportation (9 policies), ③ Economy/Culture (8 policies), ④ Greenspace/Environment (3 policies) and ⑤ Administration (4 policies).
In the Welfare/Women area, various policies that consider the needs of seniors, children, the disable, families of the deceased and pets will be implemented. In the Safety/Transportation area, following the opening of ‘Seoullo 7017,’ various policies will be implemented to realize ‘Pedestrian City Seoul.’ In the Economy/Culture area, building facilities and organizing festivals for citizens to visit such as the completion of the Sewoon Shopping Center Regeneration Project Stage 1 (Jongmyo – Daerim Shopping Center) and the hosting of the 2017 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism will be implemented. In the Greenspace/Environment area, industrial assets, sewage facilities and military facilities will be transformed into culture spaces and will be prepared for opening. In the Administration area, various policies that will affect people’s daily lives will be launched.
View changes made to Seoul for the second half of 2017 (Korean): http://ebook.seoul.go.kr
|Area||Changes||Month of implementation||Handling department||Phone|
|Welfare/Women||Expanded operation of the ｢Urban-rural integration public lunch｣||9||Eco-friendly lunch officer||2133-4147|
|Daytime activity support project for people with severe development disorders||7||Disable People Support Division||2133-7479|
|Support of supplementary living allowance and veteran allowance to people of national merit||10||Welfare Policy Division||2133-7344|
|Safety/Transportation||Expansion of Ttareungyi, Seoul Public Bike all across Seoul||Second half of the year||Bicycle Policy Division||2133-2752|
|Economy/Culture||Hosting of the 2017 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism||9||Urban Space Improvement Bureau||2133-7622|
|Fostering of daily art mediator||7||Culture Policy Division||2133-2541|
|Hosting of the Seoul International Community Orchestra Festival||9||Culture Policy Division||2133-2541|
|Administration||Implementation of the visiting community center (stage 3)||7||Autonomous Administration Division||2133-5836|
|Water bill texting service||7||The Office of Waterworks||2133-1185|
|Improvement of the Seoul information and communication plaza service||10||Disclosed Policy Division||2133-5672|
|Issuance of mobile Seoul citizen card||11||Autonomous Administration Division||2133-5848|