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Seoul Urban Solutions Agency
The Seoul Urban Solutions Agency (SUSA) was established by the Seoul Metropolitan Government to share its urban development experiences with other cities seeking to become sustainable and smart urban domains. Through a wide network of partnerships with the public and private sectors within and outside the Republic of Korea, SUSA works to connect and leverage its wide range of knowledge and resources to assist in solving the development challenges of its partner cities.
The government implemented a communication plan, expanded bike roads, and improved user convenience to increase bicycle usage as a public transport alternative.
Public spaces help revitalize a city’s environment, culture, tourism, and economy.
A comprehensive data dashboard helps Seoul’s leaders make strategic and timely decisions.
The public management of revenue and service routes prioritized people’s need for safe and convenient public transport.
In Seoul, commuters use a smart card to pay for travel on any mode of public transport.
Seoul’s Transport Operation and Information Service (TOPIS) is an integrated data hub for smart city management.
Seoul’s Owl Service has reduced the use of passenger cars by more than 2 million trips per year.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government provides market analysis, such as consumption patterns and purchasing power, to help small entrepreneurs succeed.
Seoul established a quasi-public bus system, restructured routes, created median lanes, built transfer centers, and integrated its fare system to improve service.
A “polluters pay” policy helps Seoul reduce household waste going to the landfill by 90% and waste generated by the city by 40%.