Analyses | Innovation and technology development | 2015-03-18 | HKET

Are we smart enough to build a smart city?



How can a city be qualified as ‘smart city’? Shall it appear to be one of those technologically advanced places captured in Hollywood movies? When we look at some of the ‘smart cities’ examples across the world nowadays, such concept is indeed a reflection of a comprehensive urban development with the help of technological advancement. This week, the Centre discusses whether building a ‘smart city’ as proposed by the Government in Hong Kong embraces this philosophy, instead of a mere adaptation of a high-tech urban layout.

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.