SCC「香港智慧城市藍圖3.0」公眾諮詢 Smart City Blueprint 3.0 Consultation
1. 對政府之前推出的智慧城市藍圖的滿意度； 2. 香港在「智慧出行」、「智慧生活」、「智慧環境」、「智慧市民」、「智慧政府」及「智慧經濟」六個主要範疇的未來發展； 3. 中、長遠，尤其在結合大灣區、北部都會區及大嶼山發展方面如何規劃智慧城市發展。
情景2 John 與太太Sandy 喜歡散步，平常出外參加活動或到超級市場時都會步行到目的地。他們的社區都有行人路連接到輕鐵及巴士等公共交通工具的侯車站。
1. SCC過往的智慧城市藍圖建議書 https://smartcity.org.hk/upload/articles_lv1/0/20190215065411_610.pdf (2016年10月) https://smartcity.org.hk/upload/articles_lv1/0/20200427021602_156.pdf (2020年4月)
Smart City Consortium (SCC) values the views and opinions from the different stakeholders and have previously solicited input and feedback through public consultation, discussion roundtable engaging members of SCC, MoU partners, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce members, Hong Kong Polytechnic University JCDISI and subsequently compiled our advisory report for Blueprint 1.0 and Blueprint 2.0 respectively in 2016 and 2020.
We have launched a public consultation and hope to receive suggestions from Members of the public, industry stakeholders, SCC members and MoU partners. We look forward to receiving information on
1. Your satisfactory level on the 130 initiatives on previous government’s blueprints (Dec 2017 and Dec 2020);
2. Your suggestions for “Smart City Blueprint 3.0” under the six smart areas;
3. Your views on the longer-term about how smart city initiatives should be integrated into the master plans of Hong Kong-Macao-Greater Bay Area, and Northern Metropolis and Lantau Developments.
Food for thought
Case Scenario 1
It’s a lovely Sunday, Mr. Cheung and his family of four are planning to go to visit grandma and grandpa who lived in Tai Po for a dinner gathering. He was debating whether to take the electric car and drive the family of four and he was reading on the smartphone through an app that reported an accident near the Lion Rock Tunnel which causes a havoc in traffic in Kowloon side. His teenage son – Jerry suggested to take the new MTR line that connects directly from Admiralty through to the East Rail line. Jerry and his younger sister – Josephine have been longing to visit the Hong Kong Science & Technology Park where they have different STEM programmes and has a beautiful scenic bike trail. So, Jerry and Josephine try very hard to convince Mr. and Mrs. Cheung to also spend some time at the tech park, and they can even transit between the MTR station to the park on those unmanned autonomous vehicles. Mr. Cheung does want to encourage Jeremy and Josephine to learn more about engineering and science and see if they want to take up STEM subjects in future.
Mr. & Mrs. Cheung finally agreed and made a suggestion to have early lunch at the park and suggested to use an app to book a few bicycles and a table at the restaurant ahead of time. The pair of siblings was so happy and start jumping around - Jeremey started packing his stuff and urge his sisters to also prepare her sunscreen. Mr. Cheung also agreed with this plan as his electric vehicle is only 30% charged and may take a while as his booking for the nearby charger slot is for night time only – so traveling on the public transport and doing some exercise while spending an afternoon at the tech park and visiting grannies for dinner will become a good family outing idea.
While they were all excited, it was Jeremy who remembered and reminded Mr. Cheung to bring their newly bought smart elderly home-safety tracking system to bring to their grandma and grandpa’s home and he said he will help install and configure it so that his grandparents can communicate and use the smart sensors system for its safety features.
Case Scenario 2
John and his wife Sandy enjoy an active lifestyle and looks after their own well-being. They both like to walk between destinations, going to various activities and grocery shopping. Their neighbourhood is considered very well connected with pedestrian walkways to public transportation depots like MTR Light Rail station and bus terminus.
For John, he also enjoys bicycling and sometimes he uses "HKeMobility" app to search for bicycle routes to avoid congestion. When cycling in nearby town area, John has to share the road with other pedestrians and vehicles. Before each departure, he usually checks whether he will pass through traffic blackspots and stopovers. He is concerned about parking in the public bicycle spaces as vandalism and theft of bicycle parts are often observed; he wished the local city administrator can develop measure to improve safety of citizen’s property through technology.
In addition to paying attention to road conditions, John also pays attention to his health conditions related to a minor cardiovascular issue. Data on roadside conditions, outdoor air quality, temperature, humidity and other location-based data will provide critical information to him; especially useful for health risks prediction when walking and cycling due to road and building pollutant emissions. However, none of the map data programs and related information in the market are user-friendly and he must often seek to different mobile apps to seek for the information that he needs. It would be great if this information could be easily accessible for John and people with similar demographics before each trip.
1. Previous SCC Smart City Blueprint Advisory Papers
https://smartcity.org.hk/upload/articles_lv1/0/20190215065411_610.pdf (Oct 2016)
https://smartcity.org.hk/upload/articles_lv1/0/20200427021602_156.pdf (April 2020)
SCC values the views and opinions from the different stakeholders and have previously solicited input and feedback through public consultation, discussion roundtable engaging members of SCC, MoU partners, HKGCC members, Hong Kong Polytechnic University JCDISI and subsequently compiled our advisory reports for Blueprint 1.0 and Blueprint 2.0 respectively in 2016 and 2020. SCC is currently preparing our Smart City Blueprint 3.0 Advisory report.
2. Previous Smart City Blueprints announced by the Government
https://www.smartcity.gov.hk/The Government published in December 2017 the Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong (Blueprint), setting out 76 initiatives under six smart areas (i.e. "Smart Mobility", "Smart Living", "Smart Environment", "Smart People", "Smart Government" and "Smart Economy"), with a view to addressing the challenges of city management and improving people's livelihood through innovation and technology (I&T).
In December 2020, the Government released the Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong 2.0 (Blueprint 2.0) with more than 130 smart city initiatives.
In addition to the six smart areas, the Blueprint 2.0 put forward the idea of smart village pilot initiatives to explore the use of technologies to address daily life issues faced by residents living in the countryside and further remote areas, such as medical consultation for the elderly and traffic arrangements. Blueprint 2.0 also provided a new chapter on 'Use of I&T in combating COVID-19'.
3. Northern Metropolis Development Strategy
(https://www.policyaddress.gov.hk/2021/eng/pdf/publications/Northern/Northern-Metropolis-Development-Strategy-Report.pdf (October 2021)
In 2021, the HSKAR Government laid out a vision to enable New Development Area (NDA) in northern part of New Territories as part of a strategy to holistically create a new metropolis development with a total of 30,000 hectares. This Development Strategy dubbed as the “Northern Metropolis Development Strategy” proposes to expand the Northern Economic Belt under the Hong Kong 2030+ to cover new towns in Yuen Long, Tin Shui Wai and Fanling /Sheung Shui, various NDAs and development nodes in different planning and construction stages as well as their neighbouring rural areas.
This development strategy promises to provide both additional residential area, new job opportunities and new technology and industry parks that gives work/life balance - achieving smarter living and smarter mobility for citizens. It will also support the future growth of Hong Kong as a smart economy and with industry transformation initiatives that allow Hong Kong-Shenzhen-Zhuhai could be tightly integrated as part of the Greater Bay Area economic growth.
The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (Greater Bay Area) comprises the two Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao, and the nine municipalities of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Huizhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing in Guangdong Province. The total area is around 56,000 km square. Based on the latest figures provided by the Guangdong Province, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (SARG) and the Macao SARG, the total population in the Greater Bay Area is over 86 million and the GDP is USD 1,668.8 billion in 2020.
The promulgation of the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area on 18 February 2019 signified a new milestone in the development of the Greater Bay Area. With the full support of the Central Government, the Hong Kong SAR will proactively integrate into the overall national development, thereby expanding our scope of development and generating new impetus for growth to bring new development opportunities to different sectors of the community, especially our young people.