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Graduates and students seminar on smart mobility in smart cities, Hong Kong

23 September, 2016 | 19:00 - 20:30

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An example of 'smart road' in Oss, Holland. Picture by Daan Roosegaarde

About this event

The concept of Smart City has emerged in recent years and is becoming a vital route of city development towards a more sustainable society for citizens. Key characteristics of a Smart City include low carbon and green solutions towards sustainability and resilience. By integrating concepts that address these themes, smart cities can tackle challenges faced during conventional urban development.

Smart mobility is an essential element in smart cities leveraging technology to enhance environmental, social and economic sustainability of communities. They are underpinned by various planning, engineering and operation considerations including safe and convenient walkability, promotion of cycling, and optimisation of public transport use, along with innovation for more efficient mobility. Integrated land use and a sustainable transport plan are necessary to reduce the need for travel, providing refreshing walking environment and efficient access to jobs and housing. The ultimate goal of smart mobility is to design settings where people want to be, spaces where people can afford to live and places in which people choose to stay.

ICE HKA G&S is honoured to invite Ms Carmen Chu as the speaker, who is a pioneer in this territory and has been in charge of a number of remarkable planning and engineering projects. This presentation aims to illustrate how smart mobility strategies would help create transit-oriented and walkable communities in the next generation of cities. Case studies are selected for different scales of development in which their transport systems so adopted exemplify the virtues of reconnecting people with nature and incorporating socio-economic developments. They also capture available opportunities and resources to enhance land use and transport integration in suitable scales to support high capacity transit service options.

Capacity: 70

*Registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis and priority will be given to ICE graduate and student members
*Only successful applicants will receive confirmation e-mail and be given attendance certificates.
* Applicants with no-show records will be given lower priority in future G&S events.

Adverse weather arrangement

The seminar will be cancelled in case of Black Rainstorm Alert or above; or Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above being in force by the Hong Kong Observatory at or after 4:30 p.m.

Ms Carmen Chu, Director of Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Limited

Ms Chu is a Chartered Planner and qualified engineer specialising in transport planning and traffic engineering design. She has been engaged in a wide spectrum of transportation studies and infrastructure projects in both private and public sectors for over 20 years. Her engineering and planning backgrounds blend in well which enable her to appreciate prevailing planning constraints and opportunities, and to apply relevant town planning principles on transport system planning and traffic engineering design work. Currently, she is extensively involved in various land use planning and smart mobility studies as a project manager and transport team leader, overseeing incorporation of smart cities strategies throughout the transport planning and engineering design process.