Arup has been appointed for the feasibility study on developing Hong Kong’s first smart city district.
This is a flagship project and the first-of-its-kind in Hong Kong, following the Government’s visionary strategy to develop Hong Kong into a leading digital city. It will seek ways to transform Kowloon East, an old district including the decommissioned Kai Tak Airport and the surrounding industrial areas, into a new sustainable CBD to support economic growth and strengthen the city’s global competitiveness.
As the lead consultant of the 18-month feasibility study, Arup’s tasks include formulating a smart city framework, proof-of-concept trials, the implementation strategy and the business model. It will also be advising on a centralised digital infrastructure and cyber security to support ‘internet of things’ and ‘big data’ applications. The team will be supported by IT specialists including IBM and Ericsson.
Arup to design Hong Kong’s first smart city district