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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Population of Lamma Island will double under new housing plan

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 03:16am by Olga Wong

    ... population of Lamma A refined housing and tourism development plan released yesterday would see Lamma Island's population almost double from 5,900 to nearly 11,000. And about one-third of new ... with a population of up to 7,000- the third option featured a marina and small-scale private housing. In a paper submitted to the Town Planning Board yesterday, the marina was removed, while the existing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1447296/former-quarry-plan-would-double-population-lamma-island
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Town of 90,000 planned for rural Yuen Long areas

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 05:13am by FANNY FUNG

    ... The largely rural Kam Tin South and Pat Heung areas in Yuen Long will become a suburban township with a population of more than 90,000 under the government's latest housing plan. Details emerged ... sites with a total area of 152 hectares would be used to build about 33,700 flats, with public and private housing each accounting for half. Together they are expected to house a population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1476881/town-90000-planned-rural-yuen-long-areas
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Lamma Island divided over resort plan that will double number of residents

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 05:46am by Christy Choi

    ... a government proposal for a major development that will see the island's population almost double in size. If there are 100 people here and two people say they want it, [the government] will talk about those two people Ng Wai-sun on the government proposal Islanders up north in the more populated enclave of Yung Shue Wan oppose the project that would see the old 20-hectare quarry site ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1465928/conflict-paradise-governments-resort-plan-divides-lamma-islanders
  4. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Hebei struggles for role amid pressure from neighbouring cities

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

    ... Hebei looks for role between twin cities Despite its large size and population, Hebei can get the short end of the policy stick when going up against neighbouring Beijing and Tianjin. The three ... Jinying, dean of the economics school at Hebei University. In the political sense, the province was inferior to the two municipalities, even though it has a population of 72 million, or roughly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1458675/hebei-struggles-role-amid-pressure-neighbouring-cities
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Increase population density in NT new towns, surveyors say

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Density of homes in planned NT communities should be increased to help ease city’s shortage of affordable housing, says surveyors institute Call to boost new towns' populations The population of three proposed new towns in the northeastern New Territories should be boosted by up to 40 per cent, the Institute of Surveyors said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1067448/increase-population-density-nt-new-towns-surveyors-say
  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Cut in HK's projected population leads to land bank rethink

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... bank rethink inpopulation slowdown A drastic reduction in the city's projected population has led to calls for the government to scale back plans for more land reclamation and overhaul its ... and reclamation outside Victoria Harbour, proved controversial. The plans were based on a projected population in 30 years of 8.89 million, a figure put forward by the Census and Statistics Department two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1018706/cut-hks-projected-population-leads-land-bank-rethink
  7. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Hebei cities poised to ease burden on Beijing, become its satellites

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 11:43pm by Andrea Chen

    ... their administration and infrastructure to meet the standards of a satellite city, Xinhua reported yesterday. The directives suggested Baoding, which has an area of 2.1 million hectares and a population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1458821/hebei-cities-poised-ease-burden-beijing-become-its-satellites
  8. 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

    ... released on Sunday night showed that Beijing wants to raise the proportion of urban residents to about 60 per cent of the total population by 2020, from the current 53.7 per cent. The proportion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1450765/reforms-seen-key-success-chinas-long-delayed-urbanisation-blueprint
  9. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Guangzhou floats plan to double urban area

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 04:22am by Mimi Lau

    ... not change the city's population, which stood at 15 million in 2011, but it would expand available urban land to 7,434 square kilometres from 3,843 square kilometres currently. Rural land ... for reducing population density in downtown Guangzhou," he said. Zengcheng, which is anticipating 390 million rural residents moving to urban areas by 2030. Development resulting from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1428133/guangzhou-floats-plan-double-urban-area
  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong government considers plan to cram in more people

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 05:10am by Peggy Sito

    ... in even more people The population density in Hong Kong, already the highest in the world in some districts, is set to go even higher. Under a proposal before the government, the plot ratio- ... higher population density. The proposal to increase development intensity was announced by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying in his second policy address speech on January 15. Under the proposal, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1430455/hong-kong-government-considers-plan-cram-more-people

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