Our multidisciplinary smart city solutions are designed to lower per capita environmental impact, mitigate climate change-related damage, and cultivate safer, more resilient cities that reflect the SDG target of more sustainable urban communities.
An international and multidisciplinary research team has developed a real-time AI-powered extreme weather and landslide warning system to mitigate the risks and damage of landslides in Hong Kong, setting a benchmark for landslide-prone regions around the world.
Our researchers have developed an air purification system that removes 99% of airborne bacteria and viruses, including influenza (H1N1, H3N2), EV71 and deadly MERS-Cov. The technology can be incorporated into a wide range of products and applied to areas such as the purification of sewage discharge.
The newly-launched mobile app provides real-time air quality and health risk information and 48-hour forecasts down to street level, helping users reduce their exposure to outdoor air pollutants.
The aging urban water supply systems (UWSS) are challenged by urban growth and climate change worldwide. Our theme-based research program aims to develop pioneering methodologies that will assist the design, operation, monitoring, and diagnostic repair of UWSS, potentially benefiting 3 billion people globally.
This new initiative transforms our campus into a testing ground for learning, experimenting, and advancing innovative ideas to address real-life sustainability challenges. Multiple smart and cross-disciplinary projects developed by our faculty, staff, students, and alumni will contribute to building Hong Kong into a world-class sustainable and smart city.