City Administration Plans


Information as of 21 Feb, 2017

We shall establish a sustainable-city plan system to create a human-centered city.

1. Devise the future Seoul Metropolitan Government plan anchored in the basics


  • Devise the 2030 City Plan with the participation of citizens
  • Implement long-term, macro management of landscapes with the focus on nature and history
  • Implement village plans with the full reflection of residents’ opinions from planning to execution

2. Regenerate the city by utilizing and preserving existing assets


  • Switch the focus of urban improvement from entire demolition to preservation
  • Activate small-unit tailored remodeling with the adoption of urban characteristics
  • Prepare a comprehensive land management plan in preparation for future demand and citizen convenience
  • Relocation sites for public agencies, large-scale private sites, and underused public land

3. Manage residential areas with the adoption of regional characteristics and the focus on people

Areas for which public-supported improvement plans for residential areas have been drawn up (no. of areas)


  • Strengthen the gathering of residents’ opinions from the re-survey stage
  • Support for good housing land improvement and preservation, and for street and housing improvement
  • Expand the support for public management system costs (70% ► 90%)

We shall create a safe city where people can lead a comfortable life.

1. Build an abnormal rainfall response system with the reflection of regional characteristics (2020)

Expand rainwater management volume


Improve flood vulnerable areas



  • Build a natural-type rainwater circulation system (expand rainwater control volume by 240%)
  • Improve rainwater treatment capabilities first in areas vulnerable to flooding (34 locations)
  • Build a system landslide prevention system (Total survey and strengthening of dangerous slopes)

2. Create a life safety net for everyone

Declare Seoul as Life Safety City 2012

April 2012, Basic Rules on Urban Safety → October 2012, Guidelines on Urban Safety → December 2012, Master Plan for Urban Safety

Prevent safety accidents in daily life


We will establish a convenient transport system focused on people.

1. Create a transportation environment centered on convenience


  • Children’s play space: Amazon -Designate private schools, parks and areas frequented by children as protected areas ⇒Lower the child traffic accident rate by 33%
  • Exclusive public transport zones where people and public transport vehicles take center stage 
    -Decrease roadways, expand walkway spaces, and revitalize them as cultural spaces

2. Provide a transport service dedicated to citizens’ convenience

Safe transport


Welfare transport


We shall convert Seoul from a high resource and energy consuming city into a city of energy production.

1. Reduce energy consumption and increase energy production capacity to decrease one nuclear power plant


  • Civil energy-saving campaigns: Implement eco-mileage and energy reduction centers
  • Rationalize building energy: 11,000 buildings by 2014
  • Expand use of high-efficiency LED lighting: Public sector – 50%, private sector 25% by 2014
  • Expand the use of new renewable energy sources: 2.1%(2011) ► 4.0%(2014)
  • Save energy in the transport sector: Operate exclusive center lanes for buses, and spread use of eco-friendly light cars

2. Produce new renewable energy through citizen participation


  • Construct civil power plants: 25 plants (2012) ► 300 plants (2014)
  • Energy autonomous villages: 5 villages (2013) ► 25 villages (2014)
  • Construct and share power plants: One plant (2013) ► 5 plants (2014)

3. Expand neighborhood parks within 10 minutes’ walk, and restore the natural environment of the Hangang (River)


  • Create 150 village parks, 4 urban agricultural parks, and 354 small field-type agricultural gardens by 2014
  • Expand the eco-parks of the Han River: 7 locations (2011) ► 12 locations (2014)
  • Restore the ecology of tributaries: 12 locations (2011) ► 19 locations (2014)