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Arup Awarded Hong Kong Smart City Project

Matt Ball on March 10, 2016 - in Projects, Smart Cities

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 this 18-month feasibility study, our tasks include formulating a smart city framework, proof of concept trials, implementation strategy, business model; and advising on a centralised digital infrastructure and cyber security to support internet of things (IoT) and big data application. Our team will be supported by IT experts including IBM and Ericsson.

For more information, please visit http://www.ekeo.gov.hk/en/smart_city/index.html.

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