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  1. Comment - Letters

    Urban Renewal Authority right to pay for podium in redevelopment

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 02:47am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Highly responsible decision by URA to pay for podium I write to clarify the misleading allegations made by Albert Cheng King-hon in his column ("URA has turned its back on local residents in Kwun Tong redevelopment", February 28). The arrangement for the Urban Renewal Authority to undertake the construction cost of the podium for public facilities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1444771/urban-renewal-authority-right-pay-podium-redevelopment
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    URA has turned its back on local people in Kwun Tong redevelopment

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 05:06pm by Albert Cheng

    ... on local residents in Kwun Tong redevelopment Kwun Tong is one of the oldest and poorest districts in Hong Kong. Most buildings there are, on average, between 40 and 50 years old and hence the area has been one of the biggest projects for the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) in recent years. Gentrification and the redevelopment of the area will be done in stages. Work in the first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1436363/ura-has-turned-its-back-local-people-kwun-tong-redevelopment
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A long wait for arts and heritage redevelopment projects

    Posted Aug 06th 2013, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Peter Kammerer says projects for purely public use such as the Central Market redevelopment are allowed to drag on for far too long Slow progress I had a full head of hair ... to the redevelopment of the Central Police Station on Hollywood Road, discussed and argued over since the late 1990s and still far from certain. Or, on a grander scale, the Kai Tak and West Kowloon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1294449/long-wait-arts-and-heritage-redevelopment-projects
  4. Comment - Letters

    Protect Pok Fu Lam village to preserve cultural heritage

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 05:05am by LETTERS

    ... Fu Lam village is one of the last remaining historical villages on Hong Kong Island and has been placed on the watch list by the fund because it is facing pressure from urban redevelopment ... dance. The village's cultural heritage is under threat by redevelopment of village land, and approved planning documents are already in place. This redevelopment, which will be commercial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1539875/protect-pok-fu-lam-village-preserve-cultural-heritage
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Redeveloping civil servants' co-op estates needs active consideration

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... or another. There are 238 co-operative housing estates built for civil servants that are decades old. Of these, only 11 have been redeveloped. It's estimated they could provide 963,000 square metres of domestic gross floor area if they were all redeveloped, yielding more than 19,000 flats of 500 sq ft. Many have high vacancy rates, with flats left unoccupied for years. That's why ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1142003/redeveloping-civil-servants-co-op-estates-needs-active
  6. Property - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong's simple answer to its industrial land space puzzle

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:06am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... developers and users all looking the other way as strict enforcement of the Raider decision would now lead to a serious economic hiccup. The big difficulty with this is that it hinders redevelopment ... redevelopment of industrial districts could potentially give us both more space for existing users and more land for housing. jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/article/1545172/hong-kongs-simple-answer-its-industrial-land-space-puzzle
  7. Comment - Letters

    Government can offer small landowners better financial deal

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:07am by LETTERS

    ... tensions is to engage these small stakeholders by adapting a tried-and-tested approach to urban redevelopment. Specifically, small landowners should be allowed to engage in cooperative development ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1549930/government-can-offer-small-landowners-better-financial-deal
  8. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1533495/lets-get-serious-about-preserving-our-heritage
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China must allow bad loans to fail for the good of its economy

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 05:23pm by ANDY XIE

    ... Mini-stimulus measures, like the redevelopment of urban slums, channel loans to local governments that need new loans to service the existing ones. Such measures merely prolong the unsustainable status ... will revive to bail them out. Waiting will only lead to more waste. The central government has been focusing on affordable housing and the redevelopment of slum areas. These projects need to take ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1544348/china-must-allow-bad-loans-fail-good-its-economy
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No urgent need to redevelop Tsim Sha Tsui's Star Ferry bus terminus

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... If it ain't broke, don't fix it Hong Kong's awakening to the need for heritage conservation means redevelopment projects are facing growing resistance. The proposal to turn ... more attractions is only one of the many ways to draw visitors. Even without a piazza, the existing waterfront ambience is captivating. There is no urgent need to redevelop a place ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1008766/no-urgent-need-redevelop-tsim-sha-tsuis-star-ferry-bus

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