Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City (SSGKC) will embody eco，smart and learning into its city. These three major elements underlie and permeate every aspect of SSGKC’s development, making it a hub for innovative knowledge-based industries and an ideal habitat for living.
SSGKC will be a Smart City, integrating urban management systems, powered by leading information and telecommunication technologies to drive sustainable economic growth, a high quality of life, and effective management of natural resources.
SSGKC has been selected as one of the State-level Smart City Pilot Site in 2013, providing an excellent test bed for leading edge technologies. SSGKC will exploit Next Generation Information and Communication Technology (ICT), cloud computing, and the Internet of Things to develop a world class city where residents can live and work in a safe, efficient and resource-friendly environment. The government administration will leverage on ICT technology to optimize the delivery of services to residents and enterprises.
Integrating audio control technology, intelligent house system, home and building automation systems into a smart home system enhances the convenience and comfort of common households.
Modern sensors and ICT integrated into the grid construction provide users with reliable and cost-efficient power supply. The renewable energy will be integrated into the grid to drive district cooling and heating system.
Latest ICT convergence technology is utilised to develop a smart government administration system offering one-stop and non-stop streamlined services to enterprises as well as the general public.
Smart sensing technology is used to monitor households, communities and other required areas for safety and security.
ICT, electronic sensor and modulation technology will be employed for a smart transportation system to ease traffic congestion and support safe, speedy and hassle-free travel.
Innovative course design and a smart learning environment to promote long-distance e-learning and other pedagogical methods towards life-long learning.
Intelligent sensor and control technology will be deployed to optimize the energy consumption of homes, buildings and communities to foster a people-oriented environment. Buildings in SSGKC will be green certified some of which will be LEED compliant.
SSGKC will exploit the Internet of Things (IoT) to optimize water, electricity and gas management to respond to real time needs.
Through IoT and system integration, medical care service providers can utilise a smart medical care system which will integrate interaction between patients, medical services providers, institutions and equipment.
SSGKC will be an Eco City, integrating urban planning with energy efficiency, water efficiency and other sustainability solutions. All buildings in SSGKC will comply with the China Green Building Standards, and the transportation system will include the use of electric and hybrid vehicles. As part of its efforts to be a premier hub with green features and solutions, SSGKC will also adopt many selected Eco City related technologies and solutions, and engage relevant R&D of new ideas and products for commercialization.
SSGKC is committed to applying ecological technology to develop an environment where man and nature can co-exist in harmony, not only to improve quality of life but also to boost the growth of a green economy.
The development of SSGKC is set amidst the surrounding Maofeng and Fuhe mountains, where we have retained the important channels for wildlife migration while maintaining the local biological diversity. Construction and site management will also be planned and executed with minimal environmental pollution.
Buildings in SSGKC will be designed to be environmentally responsible and resource-efficient by having to comply with the City’s Green Building Standards from design to construction, operation and maintenance. This requires close cooperation of the design team, architects, engineers, and the client. Green buildings will reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment through the efficient use of energy, water, and other resources, protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity, and at the same time reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradation.
SSGKC seeks to promote electricity produced from solar, wind, geothermal, biogas, biomass and low-impact small hydroelectric sources so as to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It will also utilise the Combined Cooling, Heating and Power (CCHP) system that allows the heat that would normally be lost in the power generation process to be recovered to provide needed heating and/or cooling. This allows for much greater improvement in overall fuel efficiency, resulting in lower costs and carbon emissions.
SSGKC will construct an integrated pipeline system to reduce the impact of utility works on the public. Waste sorting systems and vacuum garbage collection will also be a feature of SSGKC’s sanitation service.
The City plans to develop and use energy efficient and environmental friendly electric buses and vehicles, smart recharging systems, metro, inter-city rail and public transportation systems.
SSGKC focus on urban environmental protection，garbage recycling in SSGKC will reach 60 percentage.
SSGKC will be a Learning City, providing the foundation for the transformation to a knowledge-based economy. All residents of SSGKC will have access to high quality education and information resources. SSGKC will apply new technologies and innovative teaching methodologies to nurture a literate and well-informed community that will embrace learning for life. The city will attract world-class universities and institutions and adapt Singapore’s hardware and software in learning.
As an important platform of Learning City, an international industry, education and R&D Hub will be built with the latest education technology including video-conference based lecture system, modern lecture theatres, classrooms, discussion rooms, a high-end library and other facilities. This platform will attract world-class universities, learning institutions and research companies to establish graduate schools, professional schools, colleges, higher training institutions, research institutes to conduct their programs here and provide local students access to top class education and knowledge. Also, the platform will provide support for the new technologies and talent training needed for industrial development.
To better serve knowledge-based industries, the Global Innovation Hub aims to partner enterprises and institutions to build a collaboration platform that provides education, training, research and other innovative services. The Hub will include research institutes, specialized colleges, high-end training institutes, incubators and R&D centers so as to nurture scientific talents to drive a knowledge-based economy and build a first-class integrated international education and innovation platform.
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and South China University of Technology (SCUT) will jointly form the Sino-Singapore International Joint Research Institute (JRI). The JRI will include five (but not limited to) research platforms in the initial phase, as follows: Electric Car and Smart City, Food Science and Nutrition Engineering, Large Public Building and Sustainable Urban Development, Pollution Control and Environment Research, and New-type Biomedical Materials.
SSGKC will collaborate with academic institutions from Singapore in the areas of research of knowledge-based economy, economic transformation, industrial upgrading and consultancy.
Student exchange programs with leadership and scientific research activities have been held between Yu Yan Secondary (YYSS) School and Singapore’s foremost education institution, Hwa Chong Institution (HCI), since 2011. Both parties are exploring the possibility of setting up a HCI satellite school in YYSS.
There will be an International School with a curriculum spanning from kindergarten to Grade 12. The school will also offer the International Baccalaureate syllabus, which is globally recognised by most universities.