Welcome to iLab

iLab is an urban big data hub housed on the 7th floor of the Knowles Building, the University of Hong Kong that supports the entire suite of HKUrbanLabs. It facilitates multi-dimensional and multi-disciplinary urban big data collection, storage, analysis, and presentation to inform decision-making in urban development. iLab is a repository for urban big data from Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Urban Remote Sensing (URS), satellite and airborne Remote Sensing (RS), Building Information Modeling (BIM), Laserscanning, facilities and asset management, and other sources.

iLab is a focus for research across the urban disciplines and works closely with other groups in HKUrbanLab, all of which heavily use urban big data. iLab itself is also a research hub. It is the house of more than HK$35 million research grants related to BIM, blockchain, construction informatics, construction logistics and supply chain management, and big data-enabled urban environmental management.



Address: KB714&716, 7/f, Knowles Building, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, HKSAR.

Telephone: +852 39177981

Email: wilsonlu@hku.hk (Prof. Wilson Lu)

xuef@hku.hk (Dr Frank Xue)