Throughout Asia Pacific, countries are continuing to urbanise at a rapid pace. Strong population growth in cities is necessitating improved transportation links, more sustainable urban planning, and better management of energy and resources. Meanwhile, ageing populations in urban areas across the region reinforces the need to enhance and improve healthcare services and make cities more accessible for the elderly.
This report, published in association with CLP, JOS, Smart City Consortium, Siemens and Wilson Group, looks at how five Asia pacific cities – Hong Kong, Melbourne, Seoul, Shanghai, and Singapore – are implementing initiatives to adapt to these developments.
To better assess how smart city development initiatives align with citizen needs, the report features a survey of over 4,000 citizens in the five cities, tracking residents’ expectations and priorities for development in six focus areas: transportation and mobility, building a future focused workforce, living environment, healthcare, energy and resources and the impact of technology.