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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Tung Chung expansion to focus on the east

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:57am by FANNY FUNG

    ... the proposal "a "lesser evil", but said questions remained about air quality and protection of the Tung Chung River. The latest blueprint proposes boosting the population of Tung Chung ... a new population of 140,000 to Tung Chung could expose more people to health risks caused by the serious air pollution there. The green group studied air quality data from many parts of Hong ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    City advisers blast runway environmental report as 'wishful thinking'

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:58pm by Ernest Kao and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... of worst-case scenario planning and poor predictions on air quality and aircraft noise impacts. Hung also questioned the report's contention that airlines would replace their fleets with lower-emission, quieter aircraft, and cross-border air quality reduction targets would be met. The airport operator had said the runway would bring not just minimal air pollution but even improvement ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    'Runway plan may displace dolphins but they'll be back', say airport officials

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:20pm by Ernest Kao and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... residual impact on air quality. But green groups said it was "flawed" and "selective". The report, for instance, claims the project would deliver better air to Tung Chung ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Town planner knows 'not much' about CY's building proposal

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Councillor Chan Chit-kwai, who proposed the motion, said any relaxation could have "serious consequences" on transport and air quality. "Transport in the Mid-Levels and the Peak ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Kennedy Road residents condemn amended Hopewell hotel project

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Ernest Kao

    ... of the facilities. But the latest application reintroduces the slab-like design, which the residents claim will worsen air quality in the area and present a barrier to air flow. A plan to include ... flowed westward through Kennedy Road, the revised "air wing" design was more favourable to air flow. Under the new design, the building would measure six metres wider east to west ...

  6. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Hebei struggles for role amid pressure from neighbouring cities

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:49am by Zhang Hong

    ... roughly 350-member Central Committee. To improve air quality, Beijing has ordered many of its big polluters out of the capital, which often means they go to the surrounding province. In the coming ...

  7. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Reforms seen as key to success of China’s long-delayed urbanisation blueprint

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 04:10pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... the rural land ownership system, a major problem that has discouraged many farmers from moving to cities for fear of losing their land permanently. Beijing also aims to boost air quality, ensuring ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New town in northeast New Territories threatens businesses and jobs

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Olga Wong

    ... Wing-ching, a former member of the Commission on Strategic Development. Stopping development in the far north "means we keep postponing a better quality of life and hindering the social mobility ... 2 per cent- of the overall market. The threat of development, which has been looming for the past six years, has stopped Xin refurbishing her house, enlarging her garden and installing air ...

  9. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Qianhai special zone architect Patrick Lau plans water and greenery for pedestrians

    Posted Aug 26th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... a better quality of life than Hong Kong, says the landscape architect who is drafting the planning guidelines. Hongkonger Patrick Lau Hing-tat said his concept would create rivers and emphasise ... in Hong Kong, are likely to reduce surface run-off and stress on the drainage system. It will lower the air temperature as well," Lau said. About 20 parks will be distributed throughout ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    CY urged to show caution in race to boost housing supply

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Leung is urged not to sacrifice community facilities or quality urban living Warning over rush to boost housing Warning over rush to boost housing Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has been warned not to sacrifice quality urban living and community facilities in his desperate hunt for housing land. The message was spelled out by influential figures ...



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