We strive to build Hong Kong into a world class smart city, through adopting the measures set out in this Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong.
Our policy objectives to pursue smart city development are to –
(a) make use of innovation and technology (I&T) to address urban challenges, enhance the effectiveness of city management and improve people’s quality of living as well as Hong Kong’s sustainability, efficiency and safety;
(b) enhance Hong Kong’s attractiveness to global businesses and talents; and
(c) inspire continuous city innovation and sustainable economic development.
We have commissioned a comprehensive consultancy study which has made short-, medium- and long-term recommendations in six major areas, namely: “Smart Mobility”, “Smart Living”, “Smart Environment”, “Smart People”, “Smart Government” and “Smart Economy”. Having regard to our city challenges, unique local situation and strengths and opportunities ahead, we have mapped out in this document our smart city development plans in the next five years, and beyond.
Smart city is people-centric. It should be built upon the needs of the people and the benefits should be seen and felt by residents and visitors. We will review the effectiveness of our work from time to time, and introduce new measures to bring in more I&T applications to our city.
Embrace innovation and technology to build a world-famed Smart Hong Kong characterised by a strong economy and high quality of living
To make people happier, healthier, smarter and more prosperous, and the city greener, cleaner, more livable, sustainable, resilient and competitive
To enable the business to capitalise on Hong Kong’s renowned business-friendly environment to foster innovation, transform the city into a living lab and test bed for development
To provide better care for the elderly and youth and foster a stronger sense of community. To make the business, people and Government more digitally enabled and technology savvy
To consume fewer resources and make Hong Kong more environmental friendly, while maintaining its vibrancy, efficiency and livability