Open Data Can Boost Vitality of the City

Making more government datasets available could not only boost the economy. It may even save lives. Dr Winnie Tang Honorary Professor, Department of Computer Science,…

Hong Kong to offer young entrepreneurs discounted space
Land & Housing

Hong Kong to offer young entrepreneurs discounted space

It is an exciting news that as soon as the first half of 2018, about 90,000 square feet of shared working space will be available…

High Court blocks construction of “small houses” but not for environmental reasons
Energy & Environment

High Court blocks construction of “small houses” but not for environmental reasons

In a decision that could ultimately prove useful for groups looking to protect parklands, a High Court judge blocked construction of “small houses” in three…

HK explores underground caverns to fix land shortage problem
Land & Housing

HK explores underground caverns to fix land shortage problem

Hong Kong government is looking “down” for options to ease the tension of space shortage in the city. Some 48 caverns are being developed to…

With New Policy, HK Government Looks To Curb Plastic Use
Energy & Environment

With New Policy, HK Government Looks To Curb Plastic Use

In a move to cut down on the unnecessary use of plastic waste, a rampant problem in Hong Kong, the government will stop the sale…

Smart city should be data-driven and people-oriented, experts say
Policy

Smart city should be data-driven and people-oriented, experts say

Measures are also underway in bid to turn Hong Kong into a more tech-friendly city. (Photo: From left to right: Dr Amen Ra Mashariki, Dr Winnie…

A golden business opportunity behind garbage
Opinion

A golden business opportunity behind garbage

With the right technologies and urban planning strategies, waste management can be the business of the future. (Photo credit: Esri China (HK))

Reaping the benefit of closer Thailand-Hong Kong ties
Opinion

Reaping the benefit of closer Thailand-Hong Kong ties

(Photo: Chief Executive Carrie Lam meets Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in her recent visit to Thailand in August. Government image.)

Ride-sharing can help optimise road usage and free up space, study finds
Policy

Ride-sharing can help optimise road usage and free up space, study finds

The Uber-commissioned study also claims that traffic congestion would drop by 90% in the most ideal case with ridesharing, but some from the audience are…

Play by the rules and you can stay, says Hong Kong government on ICOs
Policy

Play by the rules and you can stay, says Hong Kong government on ICOs

The government however does not rule out reforming the regulatory regime on “virtual commodities” in the future.