- Rosemary Feenan, Head of Global Research Programmes
The city was an early adopter of 'smart city' development when the government published its 'Digital 21 Strategy.' However, it is now perceived to have fallen behind its regional rival Singapore.
"Hong Kong needs to push for innovation because other cities are moving fast," says our Head of Global Research Programmes, Rosemary Feenan, who notes Hong Kong has dropped outside the top 10 in some innovation eco-system indices.
The key elements of Hong Kong's smart city blueprint are mobility, living, environment, people, government and economy. The concept aims to create a "happier, healthier, smarter and more prosperous city."
Scalabilty to adopt smart policies citrywide
Mindfulness to reflect on the city’s heritage and culture
Achievable smart city strategies
Resilience in the services/products provided
Talent to make this city smart