HKUST PPOL Newsletter Spring 2023

35 the Earth, and United Nations University Institute in Macau. Innovative ideas were introduced, and diverse perspectives were exchanged on a wide range of issues in two plenary sessions and four presentation sessions. Among the topics discussed at the conference include smart cities, data governance, artificial intelligence, e-government, public participation, and the use of data for addressing sustainability challenges. Case studies in China, EU, United States, Japan, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore and United Kingdom were presented to illuminate key opportunities and challenges in data and policy in different institutional environments. The audience both online and onsite actively participated in the discussion and raised thought-provoking questions to explore significant implications for public policy in the future. Some of the papers presented at the conference are expected to be included in a special collection of articles in the journal Data & Policy published by Cambridge University Press. News and Events