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Arup picked for Hong Kong smart city project

7 Mar 16 Arup is to carry out a feasibility study into the development of Hong Kong’s first ‘smart’ city district.

The project is part of the HK government’s 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 central business district to support economic growth and strengthen the city’s global competitiveness.

As the lead consultant of the 18-month feasibility study, Arup’s tasks include formulating a smart city framework, proof-of-concept trials, the implementation strategy and the business model. It will also be advising on a centralised digital infrastructure and cyber security to support ‘internet of things’ and ‘big data’ applications. The team will be supported by IT specialists including IBM and Ericsson.

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