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Department of Urban Data and Information

Dept. of Urban Data and Information is a comprehensive information hub for both researchers and citizens. The center collects a wide range of data and information on the city of Seoul and other foreign cities. The center is responsible for several publications including research reports, briefs, a journal and the Webzine. It also provides access to its reports to public servants, field experts, and citizens via the online information service.

Information Service Team

  • Digital communication (Homepage, Webzine, and SNS service)
  • Information system and IT Infrastructure
  • Information security and Protection of personal information

Publication Team

  • Publishing research papers
  • Publishing books
  • periodicals (Policy Reports, Seoul Studies, and Global Urban Trend)

Urban Data Analysis Team

  • Collecting and Handling data about cities and Providing research
  • Building a database of analytical results of research and Running an online platform
  • Managing an information research center

Research Projects


Meaningful statistics and implications closely related to civic life is provided by infographics weekly.

Weekly Brief

This weekly newsletter provides publications such as Reports, SI policy reports, The Policy Trends of World’s Cities, Seoul Economic Bulletin and Infographics.

Seoul Studies

This professional scholarly journal covers a broad array of urban research. Seoul Studies, registered with the National Research Foundation of Korea as a certified academic journal, is published quarterly. The journal welcomes contributions from urban researchers from all colleges, research institutes, and organizations.

The Seoul Institute Policy Report

This biweekly brief abstracts the analyses of a variety of economic, social and urban issues in Seoul.

The Policy Trends of the World's Cities

This semimonthly booklet reports on news and pieces from the latest policy and program trends in the world. It is comprised of articles submitted by 16 foreign correspondents in 12 countries. It introduces new and ground breaking ideas that are reference-worthy for research and policy needs.

Major Statistics and Trends

To aid both non-experts and ordinary citizens in understanding Seoul as a metropolis, this book breaks down our analysis of changes and the current status of Seoul by section and chronological sequence.

Thematic Maps of Seoul

The book provides straight forward, user-friendly maps and graphs that track the changes in Seoul’s spatial variability, natural ecology, population, educa- tion, culture, industry, finance, and transport among various other fields.