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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Let's get serious about heritage

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... demolition sagas, which forced the government to pay closer attention to buildings under threat of redevelopment. But apart from a handful of applause-winning projects, conservation remains a case ... redeveloping properties with heritage value, at least 18 of the 1,444 government-graded buildings have already been flattened. Another eight have been substantially altered. Belated as it is, ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong needs review of historic building heritage policy

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Heritage rules need a new look What is more sad than for a great city to lose its heritage bit by bit? Historic buildings and monuments, once demolished, are gone forever. That is why world cities steeped in history and culture have long em ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    All options must be kept on table in land and housing debate

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... supply with an all-in approach including reclamation, rezoning, redevelopment, resumption and reuse of disused quarry sites. Sadly, this is unlikely to result in more than piecemeal development ... open-mindedness about striking a sensible balance between living space and leisure space. That need not- must not- mean coveting country parks for redevelopment every time a housing shortage looms. Other ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Is Pok Fu Lam worth naming as heritage site?

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 06:31am by STAFF

    ... limited recognition, but does not guarantee protection. Redeveloping or not is, ultimately, a matter for property owners to decide. The Pok Fu Lam village is probably unheard of even by many ... and cultural value", adding that the conservation policy was being reviewed. But as long as land supply remains inadequate, redevelopment pressure is always there. The decision is for property ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's cloned shops are devoid of soul

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... cards and related goods, Lee Tung Street is being redeveloped into a street with a new name that bears little of its history and culture. That both are happening at the same time may ... and curious. The same rationale applies to the Wan Chai redevelopment. Despite pledges to restore some old wedding and printing businesses, conservationists have rightly questioned what is left ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong needs strategy for safe buildings

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Redevelopment may be an option that pleases many, but it may set a bad precedent of rewarding owners who ignore maintenance. Many old buildings face similar problems. The authority has to justify why ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Subdivided flats the biggest stain on Hong Kong's image

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the housing needs arising from redevelopment projects, including those living in subdivided flats. Hopefully, the issue will be given priority and will not take a decade to resolve. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Government must respond swiftly to demand for public housing

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... of decent housing is not to become a serious social divide. It is good to hear the new chief of the Urban Renewal Authority, Victor So Hing-woh, acknowledge that redevelopment projects often ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Best course is full disclosure in agricultural land row

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of the redevelopment, the value of the plot has increased from HK$350,000 when purchased to an estimated HK$17 million, sparking allegations he will benefit financially from inside knowledge. He has said he ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Strike a fair balance in developing new towns

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... But it raises valid questions about whether certain developers will be given unfair advantages. Villagers are now up in arms, arguing a nearby 170-hectare private golf club should be redeveloped ...




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