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  1. WWF can ensure that property project does not damage sensitive wetlands

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a favourable opinion of a property developer's planned project. They question whether the organisation is acting in a responsible manner as a green group that enjoys public funding. However, given ... to use its influence to get the best possible outcome, something that will help the economy and conservation efforts in Mai Po. Instead of accusing WWF of caving in to a property giant we should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/982231/wwf-can-ensure-property-project-does-not-damage-sensitive-wetlands
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Bicycles part of the transport solution

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... in their names. However, the length of road per 1,000 only increased by 1.7 per cent. Why the big jump in car ownership despite record petrol prices and high taxes? One explanation may be rising property prices. Those who own flats are far more likely to own cars too. The property bubble has made many people rich. Even those who have not sold their flats feel richer than before when they look ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1230900/bicycles-part-transport-solution
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Ecologists voice fears over planned housing in Tai Po

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... Ecologists voice fears over housing estate A major property developer is planning to turn Tai Po farmland, including a notorious dumping spot for construction waste, into a housing estate and calling ... for HK$90 million in 2005. Wheelock Properties owns part of the site. The developer has asked the Town Planning Board to rezone the site from agricultural use. The ecological enhancement area covers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1236235/ecologists-voice-fears-over-planned-housing-tai-po
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    WWF ends development partnership with Cheung Kong

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... with developer A disagreement with a property developer over the speed of a wetland housing plan was what drove WWF, the city's biggest environmental group, to pull out last week from ... become a political burden on WWF amid rising public hostility towards property developers in recent years. Last year, some activists even urged members of the public not to donate to WWF. Yet Koo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1241380/wwf-ends-development-partnership-cheung-kong
  5. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - ARCHITECTURE

    Design duo foster debate on the built environment

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by Catherine Shaw

    ... Catherine Shaw property.post@scmp.com Couple create food for thought in multimedia projects, opening a forum for interactivity and social comment on urban structures Design as advocacy sparks debate on built environment One of the more creative projects to emerge in art-obsessed Hong Kong this year is an intriguing installation by architects Eric Schuldenfrei and Marisa Yiu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/interiors-living/article/1232390/design-duo-foster-debate-built-environment
  6. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - ENVIRONMENT

    Glass pioneers bid to increase use of recycled materials

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson property.post@scmp.com Designers hoping to inspire new uses for waste bottles insist green targets are achievable with just a little imagination Glass pioneers go through pane barrier for recycling The government wants us to recycle glass- an admirable green initiative, given that the 13 tonnes of waste glass drink bottles currently collected every day in Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/interiors-living/article/1226934/glass-pioneers-bid-increase-use-recycled-materials
  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 28, 2013

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... This is largely because the stimulus was largely driven by credit expansion, which fuelled the formation of a property bubble. As a result, authorities were forced to tighten controls on what had ... as in Singapore, where you have to take a car off the road to put one on. Our property bank should be fully utilised, whether industrial, commercial or residential by changing land use if necessary before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1247708/letters-editor-may-28-2013
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Light pollution task force at impasse after 20 months

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... by vested interests in the tourism, advertising and property trades has stymied the work of a government-appointed task force on light pollution, a member of the group says. Little agreement has ... for legislation to the time when the lights should be off, there is no clear consensus," Lau said. The key problem was that tourism, advertising and property interests refused to compromise, he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1194879/light-pollution-task-force-impasse-after-20-months
  9. Farmers may get bigger payouts under revised law

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com An amendment to the Land Administration Law is expected to give farmers more compensation and opportunities for future development when their land is requisitioned, the Ministry of Land and Resources' official mouthpiece ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/995702/farmers-may-get-bigger-payouts-under-revised-law
  10. News - Hong Kong - LAND

    Unease at planned reclamation projects in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... the pace of reclamation was slowed down by a social movement anxious to protect Victoria Harbour, the need to build up a land bank in order to drive down runaway property prices has put ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1225466/unease-planned-reclamation-projects-hong-kong

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