Smart City, Technology and Me
Few will dispute that technology has ingrained into the daily routines of everyone from children to adult, from work to leisure both wilfully or unconsciously. Smart city perhaps is one of the most trendy term among professionals, organizations, public figures and politicians for the past years. Technologies do not just affect our daily routines but will reshape many aspects of our cities in the years ahead.
As the professional charting the future, how smart city concepts and technologies interact with planners and town planning? Will planners leverage on or merely be the bystanders as the wheel of technology advances? On these and beyond, the Education and Training Committee will organise a seminar series (with 5 seminars from March to May 2019) for members to share the sights from government official, IT practitioner, technology consultant, researcher and planning professional under different perspectives from the broad smart city strategy to applying and utilising technologies related to town planning and our city. The themes of the series will include:
Theme 1: Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong (Mr. Tony Wong, Office of the Government Chief Information Officer , Hong Kong SAR Government, 25 March, Monday)
Theme 2: Building Smarter Cities - Integrating FinTech with Town Planning (Mr. Emil Chan, Chairman of Fintech Committee of Smart City Consortium, 1 April, Monday)
Theme 3: Green and Greening in West Kowloon Cultural District (Mr. Derek Sun, Head, Planning & Development & Ms M.S. Lau, Manager, Park & Public Space Operation, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, 24 April, Wednesday)
Theme 4: Autonomous and Connected Vehicles for Smart City (Mr. Stanley Ng,President of Asia Pacific Connected Vehicles Industry Association and CEO MapKing, 20 May, Monday)
Theme 5: Empowering Planners: Measurement, Simulation and Machine Learning (Dr. J.X. Huang, Co-director, Sustainable High Density Cities Lab, HKUrban Lab, Department of Urban Planning and Design, University of Hong Kong, 5 June, Wednesday)
In the final part of the series, Dr. Huang will share with us from multiple perspectives as an architect, town planner and researcher, about smart technology and city planning. Modelling has transformed both the planning and design discipline over the years, and with a wave of emerging technologies, planners and designers can now better observe and understand the dynamics of our city. Dr. Huang will introduce some technology and simulation applications based on some of the latest research projects on the built environment conducted by the Sustainable High Density Lab at HKU. Can we better understand our city as it is now, and how it may evolve in the future through these tools?
Theme 5: Empowering Planners: Measurement, Simulation and Machine Learning
Date: 5 June 2019 (Wednesday)
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
Venue: HKIP Office: Unit No.201, 2/F, Prosperity Millennia Plaza, 663 King's Road, North Point
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