About this event
Co-organised by the Construction Innovation and Technology Application Centre, the Hong Kong Institute of Planners and Hong Kong Internet of Things Alliance, the Webinar on Empowering Future Urban Planning & Design with Dynamic Data will be held on 23 February 2021.
For many years, urban planners and designers have been relying on personal experience, data analyses and planning principles to formulate planning schemes that affect millions of people and billion dollars of construction investments. The data sets are not in real time and they can often grasp are only traffic records, decennial census data and survey responses from a thousandth of the population. Professional judgments and creative imagination fill the vacuum in planning techniques.
In recent years, the rapid development of digital technology has transformed one traditional industry after another. The application of new technologies such as the Internet of Things and mobile internet has resulted in an explosive growth of urban dynamic data. ‘No data’ can no longer be an excuse for a comprehensive and objective understanding of the city. For the first time in history, omniscient observation of urban activities becomes a possibility. However, like crude oil buried deep underground, the presence of urban data does not guarantee its usability. Systematic drilling, extracting, refining, transport, and storage are required to harvest its energy.
In this webinar, Dr. Bruce CHONG, Director (Urban Sustainability), Arup, and Mr. Sankar. S. VILLUPURAM, Associate Director (Digital Services), Arup, will share their research on how urban planning and design methods should transform to tap into these opportunities and make the process more efficient evidence-based, and responsive to future changes.
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