Beyond economic incentives, the smart city movement has opened up a host of potential synergies between technology, innovation and the established strategic directions for Hong Kong
The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer invites members of the public to give views on the recommendations made in the report of the consultancy study on a smart city blueprint for Hong Kong on its dedicated smart city portal (http://www.smartcity.gov.hk) from August 1 to September 30 2017.
Commissioned by the Government, the consultant studied the formulation of the overall development framework of the Hong Kong Smart City Blueprint, and submitted the report to the Government in late June. The full report and the executive summary have been uploaded to the dedicated portal mentioned above. According to the executive summary, nine smart city strategic actions may be adopted for guiding the journey for Hong Kong towards a smart city based on Hong Kong’s current capabilities, city challenges, and aspirations for the future. These include:
1. Invigorating the ecosystem for innovation to support the development, commercialisation, scaling up and export of smart solutions;
2. Engaging the public and business and co-creating smart solutions with stakeholders to better meet the needs and fulfil the aspirations of the people;
3. Cultivating a culture of embracing changes and collaboration for smart city development;
4. Integrating with city planning;
5. Establishing a sound digital framework to support further improvement to the operations of urban infrastructures and provision of services;
6. Providing support to reduce the digital divide and ensure inclusiveness of Smart City development;
7. Equipping students and workforce with the knowledge and skills to seize opportunities in a Smart City;
8. Developing an innovative strategy for procuring smart solutions; and
9. Improving preparedness, prevention, and mitigation of adverse events.
Recommendations of the report cover six areas, namely "Smart Mobility", "Smart Living", "Smart Environment", "Smart People", "Smart Government" and "Smart Economy".
Under the Smart Mobility initiatives, some of the potential plans include:
Some of the projects identified under Smart Living initiatives were:
For Smart Environment initiatives, some of the projects identified in the executive summary include:
Projects identified under the theme of Smart People include:
In terms of Smart Government initatives, some of the identified projects are:
Lastly, under the Smart Economy initiatives, projects include:
Members of the public are invited to submit, through the dedicated portal, views on the recommendations of the report. Views may also be sent by email to email@example.com.
The Government will take into consideration views collected in order to formulate a smart city blueprint for Hong Kong.
The full report and the executive summary for the development of the Smart City blueprint can be found here.
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