Forum 1 – Liveable Smart City

 

Entering a new age in the urban evolution, there is a shift in what it means to be a ‘smart’ city and the paths towards it. At the core of smart liveable cities of tomorrow is designing with smart citizens. Today, many governments, companies and organisations are creating new urban ecosystems that tap into the collective intelligence and resources of the ‘smart’ citizens to co-create actionable solutions to solve complex urban challenges. Digital innovation are transforming our urban landscape and experience. From creating data-driven city solutions to leading digital transformation of public service to reimagining smart neighbourhoods and cities, design plays an important role in connecting the physical and digital worlds and making cities more liveable, responsive and sustainable.

• How might governments and businesses leverage on the collective intelligence and digital technology to respond to the changing needs of societies and citizens?
• What are the new opportunities for collaboration across public, private and academic sectors?
• What should be included in the new toolkits for policy-makers, decision makers, civil servants and executives and professionals in the digital age?
• How might we cultivate citizen participation to drive smart city initiatives?
• With the increasing role of data in urban design and planning, how might we find the right balance between openness and privacy?

Speaker

Chris Ferguson

(UK)

Speaker

Di-Ann Eisnor

(US)

Speaker

James Law

(HK)

Cybertecture - Weaving a New Fabric of Life

Man has become “Superman...Cities have been SuperComputers...Space and Time has become compressed. As a new generation of creators weave the new fabric of life, this is the new era of Cybertecture. Let us explore”

Speaker

Ren Yee

(The Netherlands)

Principles of Designing Liveable Cities

Speaker

Otto Ng

(HK)

Speaker

Jens-Peter Brauner

(HK)