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HKUST Public Policy Bulletin Issue No.3

Impacts of the Built Environment on Job Accessibility: A Case Study of Hong Kong

Pengyu Zhu and Xinying Tan

The built environment can significantly influence job accessibility. Nevertheless, the relationship between the built environment and job accessibility varies across cities in light of local characteristics. Previous studies of the relationship between the built environment and job accessibility have centered on low-to-medium-density Western cities. These studies' empirical results may not apply entirely to Hong Kong, which is highly dense. Therefore, a well-designed empirical study is needed to analyze the unique relationship between the built environment and job accessibility in Hong Kong…...

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HKUST Public Policy Bulletin Issue No.2

Strengthening Community Resilience via Data Governance: Lessons from COVID-19 Dashboards

Veronica Qin Ting Li and Masaru Yarime

During the COVID-19 pandemic, interactive dashboards were used widely as effective data tools to track the spread of the virus and help citizens make informed decisions. Data tools could also be utilized to promote public trust and enhance community resilience if they are regulated by carefully designed data policies......

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HKUST Public Policy Bulletin Issue No.1

Innovation policy in the Greater Bay Area: Hong Kong and Shenzhen

Naubahar Sharif and Kevin Chandra

This study systematically compares the innovation policy frameworks in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. We find that innovation policies in Hong Kong are fragmented, overlapping, and lacking in coordination, while innovation policies in Shenzhen are driven by a focused top-down policy framework with a clear division of duties. In addition, there are considerable institutional and cultural gaps hindering the two cities from establishing an integrated regional innovation hub...... 

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