Seoul has become a leading global example of a city truly designed around its citizens. But not enough people know about the story of Seoul City’s journey as a social innovation city.
Over the last 9 years, Seoul City’s citizen-centred policy has touched so many parts of the city, but it is a complex story and it is not easy to tell. Cities around the world would benefit from better understanding the impact the Seoul Metropolitan Government has had on Seoul and its citizens since 2011.
This year, SIX, in collaboration with Seoul City’s Global Social Innovation Advisory Group, has helped tell the world the story of Seoul’s journey to becoming a people-powered city. Over 6 months, we described and shared different case studies and stories of Seoul City’s model that other cities could implement and take forward, showing how elements could be used in many cities around the world.
As part of this legacy project, we have published a book with a collection of stories from Seoul and insightful think pieces from the global advisors.