Sharing City Seoul

Sharing Resources to Solve Urban Challenges

The Sharing City Seoul project mitigates various social challenges by promoting the shared use of both public and private resources, while at the same time boosting civic engagement and supporting local businesses.


Seminar: “Investment – A turning point for sharing companies”

Social incubator Sopoong and Share Hub co-organized a seminar for sharing companies and would-be ...

August 25, 2016

Seoul Metropolitan Government publishes information on Github

Seoul’s Metropolitan Government becomes the first domestic government institution to publicly rel...

May 25, 2016

2016 1st Sharing Enterprises/Organizations designated by SMG

Village Pop, 7Picutres, SUNLAB architecture company, One Bite, Korean Guesthouse Association, Rev...

April 01, 2016

2016 2nd Sharing Enterprises/Organizations designated by SMG

Jienem, Light Share, Ruach Co-working Space, Planetory, and Hidden Book were designated as this y...

July 04, 2016

A survey on public awareness of Sharing City Seoul policy conducted

Seoul Metropolitan Government conducted a survey on how much citizens were aware of Seoul’s Shari...

May 02, 2016 ~ May 17, 2016
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“Seoul draws a city through sharing” published

To share Seoul’s activities and experience in creating a new model of “Sharing City,” Share Hub s...

December 31, 2015

Sharing Economy Startup School for Youth

SMG and Open Entrepreneur Center (OEC) ran a Sharing Economy Startup School for teenagers, with t...

November 25, 2015 ~ December 23, 2015

Design, Infographic, and Webtoon Contest for “Sharing Seoul” by SMG

4 awardees in the category of design works and infographics (4 participation prizes) and 6 awarde...

September 22, 2015

Share Hub website renewed to an open platform and started to provide tailored guide content

Korean Share Hub website was renewed to an open platform where anyone could write a post and shar...

September 01, 2015 ~ September 30, 2015

Forum on the Promotion of Sharing Economy

Mayor Won-soon Park and sharing entrepreneurs, media, and citizens participated in to discuss way...

July 30, 2015

3rd Sharing Economy Startup School

Sharing Economy Startup School was run for would-be sharing entrepreneurs and sharing activists.

June 20, 2015 ~ June 25, 2015

Sharing City Seoul Fair

Sharing City Seoul Fair was held in DDP where citizens had a chance to see and experience various...

May 30, 2015

Comprehensive Plan for the 2nd Phase of Sharing City Seoul

SMG announced the 2nd Comprehensive Plan for Sharing City Seoul that would set the direction for ...

April 20, 2015

2015 Sharing Enterprises/Organizations designated by SMG was designated as a 2015 Sharing Enterprise by SMG.

December 31, 2015

Session on sharing city under the title of “Sharing City: City rediscovers the values of sharing” at Creative Commons Global Summit 2015

A session on sharing city was organized in the CC Global Summit 2015. Hyo-kwan Chon, Director of ...

October 14, 2015 ~ October 17, 2015

Sharing Conference held in line with Smart Cloud Show

A sharing economy session in the Smart Cloud Show and a separate conference on improving sharing ...

September 16, 2015 ~ September 17, 2015

Sharing City Task Force Team was created in SMG

A dedicated sharing city team was created with 1 team head and 2 staff members.

August 24, 2015

Infographics on sharing companies distributed

Share Hub created and distributed infographics showing sharing companies and organizations based ...

July 19, 2015

2015 2nd Sharing Enterprises and Organizations designated by SMG

Lingofly, Cinegg, aud social cooperative, XVision Technology, ino-on and Headflow was designated ...

June 17, 2015

2015 1st Sharing Enterprises and Organizations designated by SMG

Dreaming Acorn, Run Piano, Recycle City, Busking TV, Sangsang Woori, O Two Job and Honghap Valley...

May 11, 2015

Share Hub Annual Report published

Share Hub released an annual report that summarizes its activities and achievements for the past ...

December 25, 2014

Sharing Promotion Project Fund provided to promote sharing culture in schools

SMG provided funds to sharing programs in elementary, middle and high schools in Seoul to promote...

November 10, 2014

Share Hub International Conference – Share Everything, Connect Everything

Share Hub organized sessions such as “Creativity and Sharing”, “Sharing City”, and “Civic Hacking...

September 16, 2014

2014 Sharing Seoul Fair

The event was participated by 25 sharing organizations and companies, SMG, and gu districts and o...

August 30, 2014 ~ August 31, 2014

Sharing Organizations and Enterprises designated and Sharing Promotion Fund provided

Everyday Platform, Space Cloud, Hancar, CocoFarms, StoreSharing, Gongdok, Freesharing, and Kmong ...

July 28, 2014

Seminar: Shine Like Sharing Spaces

Share Hub and Space Cloud co-organized a seminar on sharing spaces to share various examples of s...

July 21, 2014

“Sharing Imagination Workshop” held by SMG

Public officials, sharing organizations and companies as well as members of the Sharing Promotion...

June 27, 2014

2nd Sharing Economy Startup School

SMG and OEC provided startup education and training for would-be sharing entrepreneurs and sharin...

April 26, 2014 ~ May 22, 2014

Sharing Organizations and Enterprises designated and Sharing Promotion Fund provided

Local Design Movement, QuestRunner, Seoul Social Standard, Eunpyeong e-Poomasi, and Quriously wer...

April 01, 2014

Share Hub Day

Share Hub held an event to celebrate Share Hub Day and its activities to connect sharing cities, ...

November 12, 2014

Assessment of Gu districts’ sharing promotion incentive projects

SMG assessed gu districts’ sharing promotion incentive projects and selected 13 gu districts incl...

October 29, 2014

Sharing Conference held in line with Smart Cloud Show

International speakers including Arun Sundararajan and Natalie Foster participated and a session ...

September 03, 2014 ~ September 04, 2014

2014 Contest for Journals and UCC on Sharing Seoul

12 awardees for the journal category and 6 awardees for the UCC category  

August 14, 2014

Advisory Committee on the Improvement of Sharing Institutions launched

Jongsoo Yoon and 14 experts participated in the committee.  

July 22, 2014

Sharing Seminar On-the-Go

Share Hub carried out an outreach program for officials from 4 gu-districts (Nowon, Mapo, Seocho,...

July 07, 2014 ~ July 11, 2014

Participated in 2014 Global Sharing Day

Share Hub collaborated with Zipbob to participate in the Global Sharing Day campaign with a theme...

May 26, 2014 ~ June 01, 2014

Amendment of the Enforcement Regulation of the Ordinance of the Promotion of Sharing

April 03, 2014

International Sharing Economy Advisory Group formed by SMG

5 international experts including April Lin participated and discussed roles of advisory group me...

April 01, 2014

“The Lifestyle of Tomorrow, Sharing” published

Share Hub published a guide to explore the shift from ownership to sharing and to introduce vario...

December 23, 2013

Conference: “The Real Face of Sharing”

Share Hub organized a conference discussing the real value of sharing and changes made by sharing.

October 31, 2013

2013 Share Hub Day – Reflect on experience and design the future of sharing city

Keynote speeches, presentation on Seoul’s sharing city policies, and introduction of sharing comp...

October 23, 2013

Seminar: “The Hidden Power of Data is in Sharing”

Share Hub organized a seminar on data sharing by inviting Newstapa and ManiaDB.  

September 25, 2013

Sharing Economy Startup School

SMG, OEC and Share Hub ran Sharing Economy Startup School for would-be entrepreneurs, members of ...

August 03, 2013 ~ September 07, 2013

Seminar “Sharing Economy Seniors and Juniors share experience”

Share Hub and D.CAMP co-organized a seminar for established sharing economy entrepreneurs and wou...

July 23, 2013

Sharing Economy Hanmadang Festival

SMG and sharing company Wisdome organized an event to introduce new sharing economy models and se...

April 18, 2013

The Enforcement Regulation of the Ordinance of the Promotion of Sharing enacted

February 21, 2013

Public contest for Sharing City Seoul’s brand identity and slogan

January 18, 2013 ~ February 03, 2013

Sharing Organizations and Enterprises designated and Sharing Promotion Fund provided

SellPARK and Jarakdang were designated as Sharing Organizations/Enterprises.  

November 06, 2013

Sharing Week campaign

SMG, Share Hub, sharing companies and organizations joined hands with each other to run Sharing W...

October 25, 2013 ~ November 01, 2013

Share & Photo Campaign

A photo-sharing campaign was held to invite people to share their photos in smartphones and compu...

October 17, 2013 ~ December 24, 2013

Sharing Organizations and Enterprises designated and Sharing Promotion Fund provided

ParkingShare, Space Noah, Co.Staff Seoul, Tikle, Ready and Start, Green Car, Idlelot, Zipbob, and...

August 21, 2013

“Sharing Seoul” Conference and Fair

An international conference and fair were organized with the theme of Sharing Seoul.  

August 01, 2013 ~ August 03, 2013

Share Hub online platform launched

Funded by SMG, Creative Commons Korea launched an online platform “Share Hub” (

June 26, 2013

Sharing Organizations and Enterprises designated and Sharing Promotion Fund provided

SMG designated 27 Sharing Enterprises and Organizations and provided 0.2 billion Korean won as Sh...

April 15, 2013

Sharing Promotion Committee established

February 14, 2013

Weekly public briefing “Seoul meets sharing economy”

SMG held a series of public briefing every Thursday with the attendance of representatives from s...

January 10, 2013 ~ April 18, 2013

The Ordinance on the Promotion of Sharing enacted

A regulation was established on designating sharing enterprises and organizations, supporting adm...

December 31, 2012

Public hearing on Sharing City Seoul initiative

Head of Government Administration and Home Affairs Committee of SMG, councilors, and relevant exp...

September 24, 2012

A plan for Sharing City Seoul initiative was established

October 30, 2012

Declaration of Sharing City Seoul Initiative

SMG gave an advance legislation notice on the enactment of the Ordinance on the Promotion of Shar...

September 20, 2012