Seoul announced policies for the second phase of its Sharing City Seoul initiative that aims to solve various problems around the city including transportation, parking space, housing, and environmental problems and to help address challenges in citizens’ livelihood such as reducing childcare costs and costs for maintaining cars.
- Sharing projects organised by some local district offices – i.e. resident permit parking space sharing program, Housing and Inter-generational Connection Program which matches young people with vacant rooms in seniors’ houses, and children’s clothes exchange program – will be expanded to citywide.
- Nanum Car, literally means “Sharing Car” in Korean, are currently available only at public parking lots but now will be available for pick up in apartment complexes.
- The sharing company support program will be expanded to support more than 300 companies by 2018.
- Special programs for education on sharing and business incubating will be launched: Visiting Sharing School and Sharing Expert School, respectively.
- Several villages and schools will be designated as Sharing Village and Sharing School to identify and promote good business models that can be adopted by other villages and schools.
- From the latter half of this year, not only public offices but also museums, galleries and other public facilities will be open till late at night as well as during weekends and holidays.