Sharing City Seoul: News in Brief (Nov 16, 2016 – Nov 30, 2016)

KTB Investment & Securities runs an equity crowdfunding offer for home-sharing service Kozaza

KTB Investment & Securities (030210:Korea SE) announced on Nov 29th that it would run an equity crowdfunding offer for local home-sharing service “Kozaza” for a month starting Nov 30th. Registered common shares worth 0.1 billion won will be sold.
Kozaza is a home sharing service which was founded in 2012 and specializes in hanok stay in addition to the traditional concept of home sharing services represented by Airbnb.

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A new cultural icon of Busan: cultural sharing + sharing culture

Busan Cultural Foundation announced on Nov 26th that it would organize “100 roundtable for promoting sharing culture” to collect public input on cultural sharing and the promotion of sharing culture. The roundtable will be held at the meeting room on the 10th floor of the Busan on Nov 30th at 3 p.m.

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Seongnam hosts a sharing economy lecture “Knock-knock Library” on Nov 18
Seongnam (Mayor: Jae-myung LEE) announced that it would host a special lecture to raise public awareness of sharing economy at Hannuri Room, Seongnam City Hall, at 10 a.m. on Nov 18th. The speaker of the lecture is Seung-soo Kim, founder of Knock Knock Library, a project of sharing books with apartment neighbors that has given much inspiration to the society.
Knock Knock Library is a shared library project that creates and manages a catalog of books owned by residents and helps them borrow books with each other. It doesn’t require a physical library building as it manages books owned by each resident at home as a shared bookshelf for all residents.

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[Age of Solo-economy] Disownership is the new normal among people living alone: sharing economy on the rise
One of the recent changes induced by the increase in single-person households is the rise of borrowing over owning. From houses, home appliances, automobiles, home appliances, household items, to clothes – rental services are gaining popularity.
In fact, one-person households tend to live in a small house compared to households of 3 or 4 and to rent than to buy their own home. And they are relatively willing to rent or share goods over owning. This change in housing culture is leading to a fast growth of rental services.

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