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  1. Truth behind urban decay more sinister than URA's 'sob story'

    Posted Nov 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... balance in urban renewal', November 18)? He mentions issues such as air quality, density, green issues and open space- all anathema to a URA development. The real reason for urban decay ... Road redevelopment in Tsim Sha Tsui, the takeover of Macpherson Stadium in Mong Kok. Urban decay can be avoided through more stringent building maintenance regulations and financial assistance ...

  2. Tackling urban decay

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the Concrete Analysis column headlined 'Paper on building maintenance ducks issue' (January 28). This constructs a correct conclusion to a problem that came into sharp focus with the Sars outbreak last year. The Housing, Planning and Lands Bureau's continual fudging will lead to further urban decay. The problem is exacerbated by banks' frugal ...

  3. TST East faces urban decay

    Posted Dec 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... director Yu Kam-hung said the business outlook in the area was gloomy. 'There can hardly be further development,' he said. 'It is a natural process of urban development, or decay ...

  4. Crack House

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan Crack House by Harry Keeble with Kris Hollington Audible (audiobook) Crack houses are just like fast-food franchises, with one major player, K, paying a senior gang member for the right to sell drugs in the area that the group controls. K e ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hong Kong's stark choice: gradual integration or slow decay

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by DAN STEINBOCK

    ... integration or slow decay Hong Kong's lingering turmoil suggests that its economic future is not assured. Recently, the People's Daily accused Washington of colluding with Occupy Central ... Hong Kong desperately needs is responsible political development, adequate social policies and truly inclusive economic growth. It is time to choose between gradual integration and slow decay ...

  6. New life vs decay in the battle for Wing Lee Street

    Posted Oct 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Wing Lee Street may have been saved from demolition a year ago but conservation is difficult because the Urban Renewal Authority has been able to acquire and renovate only four of the 12 tenements. The others are in the hands of property-acquisition companies and have been left to decay. None of the owners have responded to the authority's subsidy ...

  7. Fresh start for decaying city

    Posted Jul 13th 2007, 12:00am by Anneliese O'Young

    ... urban areas. We want to arrest and slow down urban decay.' Such projects include the hugely successful Western Market in Sheung Wan. Local businessmen at first opposed development, ... The Urban Renewal Authority is heading the fight against urban corrosion with an army of consultants, writes Anneliese O'Young Urban renewal has become a hot topic in recent years ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Profit should not be overriding motive when it comes to urban renewal

    Posted May 30th 2014, 03:49am by SCMP Editorial

    ... is committed as it says in addressing the city's acute urban decay problem and improving the living conditions of those in dilapidated areas, it should try harder to help those who come forward. ... is not doing enough on the urban renewal front. While some may say they add to the city's character, they reflect poorly on our standard of living. Decaying blocks are also threats to public ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's profit-driven urban renewal policy needs a rethink

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 03:42am by CARINE LAI

    ... cannot. There is a fundamental flaw in Hong Kong's urban renewal policy. While the authority's stated mission is "to address the problem of urban decay and to improve the living ... and maintenance, home-owner organisation and mortgage financing for old buildings to address the underlying causes of urban decay. The government may also have to accept that redevelopment will sometimes ...

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    Oblique critiques of China's moral decay still relevant: Q&A with author Zhu Wen

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 12:00am by CLARISSA SEBAG MONTEFIORE

    ... Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore Oblique critiques of China's moral decay still relevant Mainland author and director Zhu Wen hit the literary limelight in 1994 with his short story I Love ... Your books seem to be critiques of decaying morals following China's opening up and reform. I think my books are about my generation reflecting on Chinese culture and criticising it. ...




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