In an effort to resolve corruption and civil conflicts that plagued refurbishment work for 40 years, Seoul government officials started to work on public refurbishment work based on the “Seoul Residential Environment Improvement Policy Plan” released on July 1, 2009.
Suggested by the consultation committee consisting of refurbishment professionals, the plan became concrete with Seoul officials
In April 2008, Seoul set up a consultation committee consisting of professionals from each field to analyze and resolve problems with old refurbishment work. After about a year of study, the committee stated their results and recommendations, based on which Seoul made the plans concrete.
Setting up civil empathy for public management including legislation and website for information disclosure
Upon announcing the “Seoul Residential Environment Improvement Policy Plan” on July 1, 2009, many hearings and briefing sessions were held, and the policy was completed. The policy consisted of an introductory business information disclosure system build-up, early shared cost estimate programs, and preparing standards for public management for each project.
The District office mayor announced support for setting up the committee for Seongsu Strategic Refurbishment Areas on July 1, 2009, which was completed as of October 27th of 2009 with active civil support.
Public hearings in 5 areas began in August 2009, while civil briefings, and staff training around the area throughout 2010 helped implement the system successfully.
On January 14, 2010, the information disclosure management system for guaranteeing civil rights (clean-up system for refurbishment) was opened to disclose business processes transparently, and on April 15, 2010, a revised legislative bill was announced as a legal basis, while the revision and standards were prepared for full implementation. An expense distribution estimate program has been in operation from June 1, 2011 following its introductory process.