Olivia Lai

Olivia Lai

Olivia Lai is the managing director of the Global Institute for Tomorrow

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Opinion | The real problem with Hong Kong’s flailing smart city plans is not the technology

There’s a lesson to be learned in officials’ repeated failure to encourage mass adoption of a tech upgrade, be it the ‘Leave Home Safe’ app or digital payments. They must focus less on the technical aspects of an initiative, and more on making the connection to how the technology improves our lives.

There’s a lesson to be learned in officials’ repeated failure to encourage mass adoption of a tech upgrade, be it the ‘Leave Home Safe’ app or digital payments. They must focus less on the technical aspects of an initiative, and more on making the connection to how the technology improves our lives.

13 Mar 2021 - 8:15AM
Finding sufficient land won’t solve Hong Kong’s housing crisis on its own, and it may not even be the most pressing issue

To combat the housing crisis, Hong Kong should be tackling policy issues such as overhauling the dependence on land sales for revenue, tackling unaffordability and setting up a housing bureau

To combat the housing crisis, Hong Kong should be tackling policy issues such as overhauling the dependence on land sales for revenue, tackling unaffordability and setting up a housing bureau

27 Apr 2018 - 9:05PM