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10oct2020

Webinar "Smart City For Urban Forests: What Changes Can Big Data & Technology Bring Us?" was successfully held on 10 October 2020.

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Dr Nadina Galle told us about her work on the “Internet of Nature” and how geospatial AI and computer vision have helped mega cities to understand, monitor and improve their urban forests.

Dr Nadina Galle told us about her work on the “Internet of Nature” and how geospatial AI and computer vision have helped mega cities to understand, monitor and improve their urban forests.

Sr Paul Tsui provided an overview of the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology in management and maintenance of trees followed by some cases studies.

Sr Paul Tsui provided an overview of the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology in management and maintenance of trees followed by some cases studies.

Prof. Yu-Hsing Wang introduced us the HKUST invention “Internet of Tree Things (IoTT)” and how this new technology monitors trees’ health condition that will reduce the risks of trees failure eventually.

Prof. Yu-Hsing Wang introduced us the HKUST invention “Internet of Tree Things (IoTT)” and how this new technology monitors trees’ health condition that will reduce the risks of trees failure eventually.

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“Smart City For Urban Forests: What Changes Can Big Data & Technology Bring Us?” webinar taking place on 10 October 2020 was hosted by Bachelor of Science (Honours) Horticulture, Arboriculture and Landscape Management in collaboration with Greening, Landscape and Tree Management Section, Development Bureau and Hong Kong Institute of Horticultural Science.

 

Our speakers and their presentation titles are set out below:

 

Internet of Nature: Exploring the intersection of "smart" cities, urban nature, and emerging technologies Design of Planting Spaces

Dr Nadina Galle

Ecological Engineer, Senseable City Lab

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Every Tree Counts: Using GIS for Urban Forestry in Smart Cities

Sr Paul Tsui

Managing Director

Esri China (Hong Kong) Limited, HK

City-scale tree monitoring with the LoRaWAN-based sensor system, Internet of Tree Things

Prof. Yu-Hsing Wang

Professor and Associate Department Head

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Director of Data-Enabled Scalable Research Laboratory

The Hong Kong University of Science and  Technology, HK

 

This webinar is third of the seminar series on “Finding Our Way Out For Our Urban Forest – The Lessons Learned From The Aftermath After Super Typhoon” fully funded by Research Grants Council. The seminar series aims to enhance public awareness of policy, planning and management strategies on urban greening by bringing together insights and experiences from local and overseas experts. 

 

We look forward to seeing you at the next event:

Reforming tree pits -- subterranean engineering design of planting spaces" webinar on 5 December 2020.

This is the last of our seminar series on “Finding Our Way Out For Our Urban Forest – The Lessons Learned From The Aftermath After Super Typhoon”.

 

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For enquiries, please contact Dr. Caroline LAW (Principal Investigator of Seminar Series) at (852) 3890 8283 or carolinelaw@vtc.edu.hk