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  1. 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

    ... Ernest Kao and Cheung Chi-fai City advisers call runway report 'wishful thinking' Government advisers yesterday expressed scepticism over the Airport Authority's environmental report on its proposed third runway, saying it was full of highly speculative assumptions and "wishful thinking". The concerns came from members of a subcommittee of the Advisory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571451/airport-authority-experts-fairy-tale-predictions-about-marine-park
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Reclamation plan at Lantau's Siu Ho Wan may be scaled down, government says

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Development Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po, who heads the Lantau Development Advisory Committee, yesterday reassured the public that Lantau would remain the city's "backyard garden" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578665/reclamation-plan-lantaus-siu-ho-wan-may-be-scaled-down-government
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Third runway decision on hold over dolphin habitat concerns

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... But by the end of the meeting, it had still not drawn a conclusion on the city's single most costly infrastructure project. The council has to submit its views by late next month ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577141/government-advisers-hold-back-giving-nod-third-runway
  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong needs master plan for urban development, architect says

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:19pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Architect calls for HK master plan with human focus While the government seeks more land across the city to meet its ultimate target of 470,000 more homes ... design should inform the city's development. "Architects are trained to think about design from a human perspective, not from the view of infrastructure. For example, how to improve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1556972/hong-kong-needs-master-plan-urban-development-architect
  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Leung Chun-ying's housing push puts industrial sector out

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by Peggy Sito, Yvonne Liu

    ... administration enters a third year, planners and property consultants say the government should have a blueprint for the development of the city as a whole, rather than use town planning as a tool ... rates were now only about 1 per cent, thanks in part to good economic conditions, this was not healthy. Many industrialist tenants, particularly in the car sector, were struggling to find ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1544393/leung-chun-yings-housing-push-puts-industrial-sector-out
  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New town in northeast New Territories threatens businesses and jobs

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

    ... Wo Food Factory is one of six factories that will close if the government pursues its controversial plan to develop 614 hectares of rural land in the city's northeast in order ... of HK$50 million annually, serving hundreds of chain restaurants and cha chaan teng, or tea houses, in the city. Pong said the city had proposed no help with relocation other than cash ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548174/new-town-northeast-new-territories-threatens-businesses-and-jobs
  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Ghost buildings haunt Tianjin's 'Manhattan' project

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by BLOOM

    ... will pay" for it through bank bailouts, recapitalisation with public money or inflation. While a debt crisis was unlikely and major cities like Tianjin could fill vacancies, some credit and assets ... for the year in 2010. An annual pace of 10.6 per cent would be the city's weakest since 1999. The government financing vehicle, Tianjin Binhai New Area Construction & Investment Group, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1544384/ghost-buildings-haunt-tianjins-manhattan-project
  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Speed of construction is draw of the mainland for Hong Kong architects

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... aged 18 to 45. The project will provide low-rent space for about 200 companies from the two cities and other parts of the world, focusing on modern logistics, information services, technology ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545080/speed-construction-draw-mainland-hong-kong-architects
  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Policy slant towards housing 'infringing the rights of developers'

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by Yvonne Liu

    ... affect the city's housing supply. "It infringes private property rights if the authority rejects these sites suitable for commercial development to meet the government housing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1544390/policy-slant-towards-housing-infringing-rights-developers
  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Huge driving-range towers in Sai Kung called 'blot on landscape'

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Hazel Parry

    ... was failing to protect areas of natural beauty. "Most countries and cities around the world, including even the poorest, are promoting green policies, while Hong Kong is going backwards," he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542616/huge-driving-range-towers-sai-kung-called-blot-landscape

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