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  1. Conservation strategy for city to be unveiled

    Posted Jan 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... into an expanded advisory body and setting out conservation proposals for public consultation. The moves follow growing concerns about the government's conservation record, culminating in the recent ... from 20 to about 30, a government source said. Advocacy groups will become a new force on the board, the city's top advisory body on conservation of historic buildings and sites. Secretary ...

  2. Tsang softens stance on heritage conservation

    Posted Dec 24th 2006, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Tsang Yam-kuen said yesterday. But Mr Tsang said the public would be consulted to a greater extent next month about the government's heritage conservation policy. He also pledged ... would 'fully consider' the public's 'collective memory' and demands in future. His softened stance came ahead of a carnival organised by conservation group Heritage ...

  3. It's a protest about pollution

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Andrew Sun So far, the response for our slogan competition for Lights Out Hong Kong has been quite tremendous. But there is one thing the campaign's organisers want to emphasise. The idea of turning off our office and residential lights for three minutes on August 8 at 8pm is less about energy conservation and more a protest about the pollution situation. Therefore, ...

  4. Star Ferry Pier was a landmark loss and a monumental gain for city's heritage

    Posted Dec 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Most cities have in their history a major conservation disaster that catapults the case for conservation forward. For Hong Kong, this was undoubtedly the demolition of the Star Ferry Pier ... In the chief executive's first policy address after the demolition, the term 'heritage conservation' was, for the first time, repeatedly referred to as an important issue. In addition, ...

  5. Architects fume over 'distortion'

    Posted Apr 25th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... 'Conserving Queen's Pier at the same location is our most important principle,' he said. 'We cannot commit our support to the government, as it has not yet committed to conserving ... Conservancy Association and Hong Kong Institute of Architects agree that the Queen's Pier could be relocated so as to allow the reclamation works to continue.' However, the government ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Oct 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Korean Overseas Information Service Pythons ahead of dogs, cats? Does anyone else think it odd that the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department gives compassionate treatment to snakes ...

  7. Planning review vital, say architects

    Posted Jan 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Planning and building regulations need to be thoroughly reviewed if the city's heritage is to be conserved, the Hong Kong Institute of Architects said. The government should ... to the government's conservation policy unveiled this month. Sensitive areas must be identified at early planning stages so infrastructure could be carefully designed to avoid the need to demolish landmarks ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted May 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What do you think of the design of cycling tracks? I have see growing numbers of cyclists in New Territories North over the years. Cycling is convenient for people living in those large estate neighbourhoods. Town planners have built cycling paths and ped ...

  9. Choosing the city's heritage

    Posted Jan 01st 2007, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... consultation exercise on the preservation of heritage landmarks was a step in the right direction. Even so, it looks as if the debate on conservation versus development is in for the long haul. For the public, the conservation controversy raises even more complex and contentious questions on a number of points: the mandate of the heritage advocates; the criteria for conservation; the trade-offs ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong dims as it embraces Earth Hour

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... in 2009. Organised by the conservation body WWF, Earth Hour debuted in Sydney in 2007 and has since spread to 152 countries. Ng says he never turns on his office light at night because he works ...




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