Seoul: Social innovation lessons for global cities

As part of Seoul Innovation Week 2020 organised by Seoul Metropolitan Government, we are hosted a special session sharing the story of Seoul’s journey to becoming a people-powered city on 25 November 2020 at 8-9:30 am GMT.

Seoul City’s global advisors on social innovation – Ada Wong, Anil Gupta, Ezio Manzini, Gabriella Gomez-Mont, Geoff Mulgan, Louise Pulford and Peter Ramsden – will reflect on the various topics such as smart city, the idea of proximity and neighbourhoods, public spaces, the scale of a megalopolis, urban commons and experimentation.

Watch the event here.



This event is part of our work on the Global Social Innovation Advisory for Seoul 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, will help tell the world the story of Seoul’s journey to becoming a people-powered city. Over the next 6 months, we will describe and share 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.