Sharing City Seoul: News in Brief (Nov 1, 2016 – Nov 15, 2016)

“Resolving urban environmental issues through sharing”…A hackathon to be held from Nov 1 to Nov 4
SMG announced on Oct 31st that “Sharing International Hackathon” would be held at the Seoul Innovation Park from Nov 1st to Nov 4th as an occasion to find solutions to various urban environmental problems through sharing.

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“2016 Seoul Sharing Festival” to be held as the biggest sharing economy festival in Korea
SMG announced that 2016 Seoul Sharing Festival was scheduled to be held at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza from Nov 6th to Nov 7th.

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Nam-gu, Incheon developed and launched an information system called “Shared resources in our neighborhood”
Nam-gu, a district in Incheon, announced on Nov 13th that it developed and launched an information system called “Shared resources in our neighborhood” in order to apply sharing economy in our real life. This information system is aimed at supporting the public office in its efforts to implement sharing economy through facilitating collaborative consumption where various underused public resources such as space, goods, skills, and facilities in the district are open to the public so that anyone can make use of them.

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Suwon’s sharing economy activities heat up – tools, to toys, kitchen garden…you name it!
As it’s already been 6 years since Suwon started its own Sharing City program, the city has seen active participation from its citizens and other remarkable achievements.
On Nov 8th, Suwon reported that there were 19 sharing economy projects in 4 areas – goods, space, transportation, and knowledge/talent; in particular, 9 out of them support the sharing of goods such as tool, toy, wheelchair, and bicycle. In addition 4 gu district offices and 42 dong community centers participate in the “sharing office equipment” project which allows citizens use copiers, fax machines and other office equipment in civil service centers and other gu office facilities for free.

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Nissan jumps into sharing economy launching a social-network-powered car-sharing scheme
Renault–Nissan Alliance jumps into car-sharing economy. On Nov 8th (local time), Nissan Chairmand and CEO Carlos Ghosn announced the company’s plan to make inroads into the car sharing industry with its pioneering social-network-powered scheme at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, the largest internet business event in Europe.
According to reports, the new service allows users to group together to co-own a single vehicle. Then the group will use social media to check the availability of the vehicle and be billed monthly for their share with invoices based on mileage and usage.

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