Wong Heang Fine, Group CEO, Surbana Jurong

Creating “Smart Cities” for a Sustainable Future

In an interview with Global Platform, Wong Heang Fine, Group CEO of Surbana Jurong, speaks about the key issues facing urban environments in the future, and the need to develop “smart cities” to ensure continued growth, environmental sustainability and a high standard of living. With more people than ever living in cities, Surbana Jurong is placing an increased emphasis on using modern technologies to design more efficient and effective urban landscapes.

 

Transcript:

A recent report by the United Nations shows that by the year 2050, almost 60-65% of the population will be in cities, and cities are where economic activity is generated. Cities must be flexible; they must be adaptable. A smart city is one that leverages on technology to deliver its infrastructure and urban services so that the city can compete effectively, and at the same time offer sustainable living conditions for its residents.

Wong Heang Fine, Group CEO, Surbana Jurong

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