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

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"In the 2015 Policy Address, the Chief Executive announced that the Government would useKowloon 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 enhancepedestrian and vehicular accessibility, manage district facilities, and disseminate information to thepublic 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, humanbehavior, mobility patterns, and resource consumption to form the Smart City design process.Parametric urban design tools and computer simulations will enable the creation of rapidprototyping 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 citieswill be generated in an evidence-based fashion, influencedby the findings of living laboratory experiments, and sophisticated data analysis.Our TDG(CityU) project will be linked closely to the Smart CityModelling design and technology curriculum (for ACE &BST students) and will assist students in rapid prototypingof their ideas and innovations. The project team alsopropose 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 theintensive 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 (linkedwith 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."


Project number6000618
Grant typeTDG(CityU)
Effective start/end date1/05/178/11/18