Smart Cities Forum
There is no shortage of opinion as to what constitutes a smart city. Hong Kong could be seen as one of the finest examples of a smart city, planned and built around good civic design, an integrated land use and transport masterplan, with a high level of interconnectivity between systems and services. However, best practice in this area continues to advance and Hong Kong is in danger of lagging behind its competitors.
Smart cities need to be places for people (“Cities with a Soul”) as well as places for tech., each with its own flavour, memorable in an Asian and a world setting.
To create a platform for discussion about what would make Hong Kong a smart and liveable city today and in 2050, requires a range of views, opinions and specialisms. This diversity of expertise and opinion exists across the Chamber and the Forum is aimed at bringing this together.
This forum, relatively informal in nature, will focus in particular on what needs to be done to make sure that Hong Kong is adopting the right policies, and making the right investments to ensure it is as smart, and liveable, as it can be.
The Forum will provide:
- A network in the Chamber for sharing and bringing together information, knowledge and technologies/services, not just in the GBA but from leading practice in other world cities
- A platform to inform the Chamber’s policy work in this area, including in relation to its policy advocacy with Government and other relevant bodies
- A programme to showcase overseas expertise through the British Government and British Council, and their respective programmes of engagement
- A point of institutional focus within the Chamber to facilitate collaboration with other business and government bodies
- Opportunities to see smart city development in the context of the Greater Bay Area
- Support to a series of events (4 – 6 a year) focussed on smart city issues
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