Strengthening urban resilience to natural disasters – ejinsight

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Strengthening urban resilience to natural disasters

 

Given the global warming problem, what will the world look like, say, in 100 years?

 

Recently, a group of researchers from the University of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley, explored how global temperatures, sea level, rainfall patterns, etc, have affected human lifespans, crop yields, violent crimes and productivity in the past; and then estimated the impact of rising temperature on human behavior, health and the economy in the coming 100 years.

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Smart city: know thyself! – Harbour Times

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Smart city: know thyself!

 

IDC, the research institute pointed out that by 2022, the Asia-Pacific region will be the global leader in developing smart city environments, with spending accounting for more than 40% of the world’s expenditure, reaching above US$60 billion (more than HK$500 billion). South East Asian governments are ready to spend on smart cities – and Hong Kong may have solid experience to share about how they can prioritise their budgets. It begins with knowing your assets, then generating data that can be used for smart planning. If Hong Kong keeps the data flowing, it can continue to lead in implementation of smart city solutions and sell them to those that follow across Asia.

 

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提升都市抗災力有法 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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提升都市抗災力有法

隨着全球暖化,100年後世界會是怎樣的景象?

 

近日一群來自美國芝加哥大學、加州大學柏克萊分校等的研究員,探索到底溫度、海水高度、降雨模式等如何在以往影響人類壽命、農作物產量、暴力罪行、生產力等;然後再估算百年之後,溫度持續上升對人類行為、健康和經濟的影響。

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Huge business opportunity for HK in smart city services – ejinsight

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Huge business opportunity for HK in smart city services

 

According to Frost & Sullivan, smart city global market potential on initiatives pertaining to sectors such as transportation, healthcare, construction, energy, infrastructure and governance, can reach as much as US$1.5 trillion in total, close to the GDP of South Korea, Russia or Australia.

 

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智慧城市發展:看得遠、從小做、落地快 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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智慧城市發展:看得遠、從小做、落地快

 

上星期在北京參加第五屆「中國智慧城市博覽會」,3天活動雲集了政府、企業和中外專家逾1000人,不少演講都具前瞻性。其中我深有共鳴的,是中國科學院院士、中國工程院院士李德仁的主題演講「新型智慧城市的新理念」,這些理念包括:

 

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The primary purpose of university education – ejinsight

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The primary purpose of university education

 

Employment and education have been closely related for a long time. According to the Census and Statistics Department, for men, the median monthly salary of those who are less educated and those with a university degree stood at HK$12,000 and HK$33,000 respectively in 2017, marking a huge difference. As for the professionals, namely doctors, lawyers and accountants, it is well known that they reap far higher incomes.

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Ensuring privacy in a smart city – ejinsight

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Ensuring privacy in a smart city

 

What is the core value of a smart city? This topic recently aroused much interest.

 

I have just finished teaching the last lesson of a Master’s degree program in smart city at the University of Hong Kong. My students were divided into groups to present the uniqueness of the smart city they had studied, and what Hong Kong could learn from the guests.

 

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全球金融沙盒助香港與國際接軌 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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全球金融沙盒助香港與國際接軌

 

創新科技不斷為傳統行業帶來挑戰,要保住香港國際金融中心的地位,金管局近一年的動作特別多,去年底開始發出虛擬銀行牌照,由於香港銀行產品廣泛而且法規周全,又可在網上開戶,虛擬銀行除可在本地和傳統銀行「搶客」,將有助吸納內地及全球的客戶。

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