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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New towns plan: hearing could last 2.5 years

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by Olga Wong

    ... given two channels- the environmental impact assessment and the Town Planning Board- to express discontent about new developments, which seldom address the social impacts," he said. "It's time to consider if we need a new mechanism looking into social implications." Villagers vowed to take their fight to the board after three protests outside the Legislative Council ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545997/new-towns-plan-hearing-could-last-25-years
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New town in northeast New Territories threatens businesses and jobs

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Olga Wong

    ... Wing-ching, a former member of the Commission on Strategic Development. Stopping development in the far north "means we keep postponing a better quality of life and hindering the social mobility ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548174/new-town-northeast-new-territories-threatens-businesses-and-jobs
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Villagers warn of social unrest over zoning plans for country park enclaves

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 05:43pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Green groups and expatriates accused of being indifferent to indigenous people Villagers warn of unrest over 'insufficient' housing Indigenous villagers from across the New Territories have slammed town planners and green groups for imposing unfair constraints on village development, with some warning of social unrest if villagers concerns ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1499223/villagers-warn-social-unrest-over-zoning-plans-country-park-enclaves
  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong facing shortage of 10,000 construction workers- and MTR is suffering

    Posted May 27th 2014, 01:32pm

    ... "And some surveying firms are now hiring people such as social-science graduates, who have not studied surveying at all, and giving them on-the-job training," Ho said. "The demand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519855/hong-kong-facing-shortage-10000-construction-workers
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Shau Kei Wan residents fail to stop plan to build more flats

    Posted May 10th 2014, 02:59am by Olga Wong

    ... agreed that the site was suitable for residential use, adding that they had asked that the Social Welfare Department be informed of the residents' demand for more nursing places. The board ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1508596/shau-kei-wan-residents-fail-stop-plan-build-more-flats
  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    CY faces revolt over green-belt housing

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 06:05am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... of green belts. "The government is contradicting its own guidelines on rezoning, which says green belts should not be developed unless there is an overriding social need," she said. ... "If wherever is green can't be used for housing, Hong Kong will have to bear the cost of social unrest brought by high property prices." Watch: Rezoning of Tai Po green belt site ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1498541/cy-faces-revolt-over-green-belt-housing
  7. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Beijing lays out first steps in push to urbanise, including 'hukou' changes

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 05:25am by Staff Reporter

    ... considered as a cause of inequality and to have suppressed consumption, as it stops migrant workers accessing the same social services as those with urban hukou even after they move to the cities. ... to devise viable ways to finance spending on roads, housing and the social safety net. Analysts say local governments will have to issue long-term bonds, but that requires a fiscal overhaul ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1380870/beijing-lays-out-first-steps-push-urbanise-including-hukou-changes
  8. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Reforms seen as key to success of China’s long-delayed urbanisation blueprint

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 04:10pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... 80 per cent in developed nations, but boosting the rates requires an intense effort to overhaul the fiscal, land, and social welfare system, analysts say. The plan is designed to spawn ... and join transport networks. Local governments are expected to include them in the social and medical insurance coverage for urban areas. "There wouldn't be a second ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1450765/reforms-seen-key-success-chinas-long-delayed-urbanisation-blueprint
  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    'Urgent action needed' to avoid conflict on Lantau

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 03:59am by Tony Cheung

    ... chairman Chow Yuk-tong and council vice-chairwoman, Chau Chuen-heung. The committee was set up to develop an economic and social strategy for the island in Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1452652/urgent-action-needed-avoid-conflict-lantau
  10. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Guangzhou floats plan to double urban area

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 04:22am by Mimi Lau

    ... Academy of Social Sciences. "Now that Conghua and Zengcheng are directly part of Guangzhou, more Guangzhou residents will also be more willing to buy property there, which is good ... Shanghai had a population 24 million living in about 6,400 square kilometers as of 2012. Ding Li, a planning expert at the Guangdong Academy of Social Sciences, said it would take more than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1428133/guangzhou-floats-plan-double-urban-area

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