CityU SEE Colloquium Discusses Smart Cities



A smart city cannot exist without its ultimate core pillar – citizens. To nurture more energy and environment professionals for the smart city development of Hong Kong, the School of Energy and Environment (SEE) at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has invited Dr. Winnie Tang, founder and chairman of Esri China (Hong Kong), to be the guest speaker and deliver a presentation at the SEE Colloquium on the topic of “Smart Technologies Driving Sustainable Smart Cities”. More than 150 CityU and non-CityU members gathered at the campus of CityU on January 18, 2023 to hear the talk.


In the presentation, Dr. Tang emphasized the importance of utilizing GIS and smart city technology in order to address modern challenges posed by climate change, such as natural disasters and energy issues. She provided emerging geospatial solutions to these challenges by using GIS technology to better manage the urban infrastructure, natural ecosystems, and environmental changes. The lecture ended with several questions from the attendees surrounding various topics such as renewable energy sources, carbon net-zero strategy, and smart city development in Hong Kong.


Dr. Tang also introduced her publication “Smart City 4.0”. An online version of her latest publication is now available in English and Chinese on the following website


Dr. Winnie Tang, founder and chairman of Esri China (Hong Kong) (left), explained the role of GIS in smart city development to the audience at the City University of Hong Kong.