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  1. Policy is best foundation for heritage conservation

    Posted Mar 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... carefully. Meanwhile, a sound government policy on heritage preservation could help the URA become a guiding light in setting the right balance between conservation and revitalisation. ...

  2. Restoring Queen's Pier must be integral part of conserving Central

    Posted Oct 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Many have hailed the government's initiative of 'conserving Central' as a paradigm shift and a triumph of civil society's continuous efforts to conserve historic elements of Victoria City. It is certainly not easy in money-first Hong Kong and the government should be praised for its efforts. Conserving Central not only gives breathing spaces for a packed ...

  3. Creativity flows as artworks promote heritage conservation

    Posted Jan 11th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui An art exhibition with the theme of 'Prisons' aims to promote heritage conservation in Hong Kong. Prison Art Explore, organised by Artist Commune, features works ... in Freedom. In Desperate-Reform-Rebirth, Hong Kong Polytechnic University students take an in-depth look at the mindset of prisoners. The exhibition is running until January 26 at the Conservancy ...

  4. Submissions highlight weaknesses of heritage conservation system

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... conservation. Historic buildings are assessed by the Antiquities Advisory Board, which grades them into one of three categories. Grade one structures, such as the Queen's Pier, are regarded ... and conservation, were experts. Some of the advisory board's meetings were opened to the public from 2005 but unlike the Town Planning Board, its decisions are not necessarily adopted by the government ...

  5. Choose your conservation battles wisely

    Posted Aug 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But they are still intact. The pro-establishment camp has always put development before conservation and, as a result, the whole of Central, with its colonial buildings, had a complete facelift in the 1980s ... wrong move. Do not appeal against the recent defeat of the judicial review: our judicial system needs conserving, too. According to the press, our young activists are moving on to the next ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Conservation groups fear the worst as market renewal plan edges closer

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

    ... through Peel, Graham and Gage streets. Opposition to the plan is gearing up among conservation groups, which described the market as important intangible heritage. Under the master layout plan ... heritage, raising hopes for the survival of endangered traditions and arts, including street markets and dai pai dong. Roger Ho Yiu-sang of the Conservancy Association, who grew up ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Clarity needed on heritage and conservation

    Posted Apr 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is not often that developers and conservationists agree. But on the point of government obfuscation in the area of heritage and conservation, it is clear both sides would raise ... as an excuse for inaction by our officials. There is a need for a clear policy on heritage and conservation issues. Developers should be informed of a project's viability before they spend ...

  10. Motion on conservation of police site is defeated

    Posted Nov 11th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Carrie Chan A motion calling for the conservation of the Central police station compound was defeated in the Legislative Council this morning. The motion- moved by Choy So-yuk, of the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong and which also urged the government to formulate a comprehensive policy on antiquities and monuments- received overwhelming support ...




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