World Association of the Major Metropolises
Based on the concept of “sustainable development, promoting resource recycling, and environment protection”, Taipei City Government established the "Taipei ShwooWebsite”. The vision of sustainable resource utilization is to “promote the reuse of public secondhand properties”, extend life of abandoned items and to create value for reuse. Taipei Swoo Website is designed to take advantage of the modern internet technology, revolutionize and reuse expires public properties through e-commerce, and develop a virtual network auction platform with the ICT service. It incorporates horizontal integration of resources from different agencies across fields into internet auctions, and solves the obsolete properties sell- off problems. In addition, it accomplishes vertical integrated membership, the cash flow management for better service, and satisfies the needs of the public to buy secondhand properties of government agencies. The goals are to find better and more effective solutions, to increase auctions channels of more pawned stuff, to regenerate furniture or lost and found items, etc. The fair, public and translucent open auction platform will provide participation opportunities for the public and create a win-win situation. “Taipei ShwooWebsite” has 5.970.000 visitors, 38.000 members and 55.000 auction pieces.including those involving cars, public facilities, city databases and documents.