Office of Education Development and Gateway Education

Sensor-based Smart City Modelling: with Collaborative Urban Analytics by ACE & BST Students (Inter-disciplinary Project)

Principal Investigator

  • Dr. Raymond Lee


In the 2015 Policy Address, the Chief Executive announced that the Government would use Kowloon East as a pilot area to explore the feasibility of developing a Smart City. In the pilot study, the Government would examine the feasibility of, among other things, using technology to enhance pedestrian and vehicular accessibility, manage district facilities, and disseminate information to the public in digital format with a view to making the area a better place for work and play… Urban Analytics focuses on data-driven analyses of economic activity, urban perception, human behavior, mobility patterns, and resource consumption to form the Smart City design process. Parametric urban design tools and computer simulations will enable the creation of rapid prototyping tools for the placement of mobility nodes, street typologies, and resource allocation. Targeted interventions for existing cities and phasing strategies for the development of new cities will be generated in an evidence-based fashion, influenced by the findings of living laboratory experiments, and sophisticated data analysis. Our TDG project will be linked closely to the Smart City Modelling design and technology curriculum (for ACE & BST students) and will assist students in rapid prototyping of their ideas and innovations. The project team also propose in linking the Collaborative Urban Analysis with 3D model design (with sensors) and workflow through to the whole civil engineering and management curriculum; to explore the intensive students’ engagement (ACE and BST students) with collaborative urban analysis approach to Smart City Modelling, which consist FIVE major areas : Smart Health Care, Smart Education,Smart Energy Planning, Smart Transportation and Green Building; by [software : simulation (linked with sensors (on 3-D building models) on the platform) and [hardware : using a large-scaled 3D Printer to produce 3-D building blocks and infrastructure (with sensors) to form Smart City demonstration]. Overall Efficiency (E!) will be calculated for each combination of Smart City.