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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - GEOGRAPHY

    Late geographer Neil Smith saw capitalism as transformer of spaces

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... Don Mitchell Late writer saw capitalism as transformer of spaces Neil Smith, who died in September at age 58 of liver failure, brought a new dimension to geography by exploring the relationship between cities, the wider world and capitalism. If we want to understand the economic system's workings, he argued, then we have to understand the spaces that make its existence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1095077/late-geographer-neil-smith-saw-capitalism-transformer-spaces
  2. Public gets more say in open space guidelines

    Posted Jan 20th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong and Joyce Ng Property companies should be required to consult the community on how public open space at private developments is managed, a government-backed consultancy study recommends. The suggestion is included in guidelines for public open spaces drafted by the consultants and submitted to the Legislative Council yesterday. The study was commissioned by the Development ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/704167/public-gets-more-say-open-space-guidelines
  3. China 'to put weapons in space'

    Posted Nov 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen and Greg Torode The head of China's air force has said the country has plans to build weapons in space, describing it as a 'historical inevitability'. General Xu Qiliang told the People's Liberation Army Daily the air force felt it was 'imperative' to develop operations in space. Xu is the first top commander to break from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697208/china-put-weapons-space
  4. Mall sued over public space rents

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Square for allegedly profiting by charging exorbitant rents for the use of public space. A High Court writ alleges that for 15 years the company has been charging up to HK$124,000 a day for use of space reserved for the public in its ground-floor piazza. The writ, filed on Monday, seeks damages from Times Square- a key asset of the Wharf group- for excessive profits from renting out two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642048/mall-sued-over-public-space-rents
  5. Our open space that is anything but public

    Posted Mar 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Paul Zimmerman

    ... the encroachment by bars on the roof of Two IFC, Henderson's failure to provide 24-hour access to the podium of the Metro Harbourview. These are all mere symptoms of the real problem: these spaces should never have been classified as public open space in the first place. The government happily counts these areas within private developments as 'public open space' in an attempt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/630828/our-open-space-anything-public
  6. Calls for minister to act over open space

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang Check Times Square deed, lawmakers urge The Secretary for Justice, Wong Yan-lung, has been asked to take action against developers who manage public open spaces under deeds ... that the developer show a clear account of the profits generated by the developer's 'managed public space' and the government should claim the profit. 'We should claim our land back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/631979/calls-minister-act-over-open-space
  7. Space to be creative: it's all in the mind

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... a nuisance. According to Ming Pao, the police were quoted as saying that they had received a complaint against Pang for obstructing public space near the Central-Mid-Levels escalator as about 30 ... at an outlet, which then gave him a bit of 'space' for his creative work. Pang's plight highlights the contradictions facing the arts, and the cultural landscape, in Hong Kong. On the one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/632230/space-be-creative-its-all-mind
  8. Street artists and activists test boundaries of public space

    Posted Mar 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Street performers, activists and artists are hoping to test the limits to which they can use public areas after revelations that areas previously believed to be private space, such as the piazza in Times Square, are in fact public space. During the past week, two events, one organised and the other impromptu, were staged in Times Square without participants being cleared from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/630816/street-artists-and-activists-test-boundaries-public-space
  9. More open space urged for child's play

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch Cities need to provide more open spaces to give children the opportunity to play freely, a former chairman of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child said this week. Speaking ... of open space in many cities. 'In urbanised areas like Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, all the big metropolitan areas in the world, it's very rare,' he said. Professor Doek said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/622675/more-open-space-urged-childs-play
  10. Forget UAE, Donald should embark on Space Station visit

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... what our chief executive was doing in talking of US$3.4 billion of trade. It strikes me that we probably do more real trade with the Space Station than we do with the UAE. But Donald had ... and co-operation is concerned, we once again turn out to have stronger links with the Space Station than we do with the UAE. Our Donald is a resourceful man, however. As he knows, when short of the real ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/625007/forget-uae-donald-should-embark-space-station-visit

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