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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong needs master plan for urban development, architect says

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:19pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... of the new living area." However, overcrowding in old districts is the most difficult problem to solve, he said. "It takes time to change," Lu said. "For example, it took New York more than 10 years to develop High Line [a 1.5-kilometre linear park built on the elevated former New York Central Railroad] and the Meatpacking district [a newly popular district on the west ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1556972/hong-kong-needs-master-plan-urban-development-architect
  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong government considers plan to cram in more people

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 05:10am by Peggy Sito

    ... are tools employed by urban planners to control development intensity. "Hong Kong's ratio is similar to that of New York's downtown district, which has a floor area ratio of between ... the total built area of a development divided by the total site area- is to be increased by 20 per cent or more in some urban areas and new towns, which will raise living density above the maximum ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1430455/hong-kong-government-considers-plan-cram-more-people
  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong needs to catch up on housing shortage

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 04:36am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Time for city to catch up on stalled urbanisation The urbanisation of Hong Kong has stalled in the past 20 years and it is time to catch up, says Keith Griffiths, the chairman of international architectural firm Aedas. The slow development has meant only a slow improvement in the quality of life for Hong Kong people, Griffiths said. New town ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1643114/hong-kong-needs-catch-housing-shortage
  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Shaw Studios project gets the green light

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 04:10am by FANNY FUNG

    ... was postponed a fortnight ago, when board members raised concern over traffic overload in the area after a new population moved in. The Transport Department said road improvement works were needed ... was one of many showing that the antiquities board needed to speed up heritage grading. The site was home to the world's largest privately owned film studio at the time of its opening ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1640138/shaw-studios-project-gets-green-light
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Time for Hong Kong government to get on its bike?

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:55am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee Authorities say city's urban areas are too congested for cycle paths, yet London, where roads are just as busy, is building Europe's longest Time for government to get ... in March 2016. The new bike lanes will pass some of the busiest areas in London, such as Parliament Square and the Victoria Embankment, and a car lane on the Westway flyover will be removed to make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1618647/time-hong-kong-government-get-its-bike
  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    URA set to lose on HK$1.2b Kwun Tong building revamp

    Posted Nov 08th 2014, 04:04am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Chun-ho, assistant general manager of the URA, said as the reasons for accepting the proposal. Under the authority's plan, a new block with 115 flats and social welfare facilities will be built on the 865 square metre site after the existing building is demolished. Flat owners will be given compensation options of cash or a new flat in Kai Tak. Acquisition and clearance director ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1634485/ura-set-lose-hk12b-kwun-tong-building-revamp
  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge costs set to soar by HK$3.7 billion

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 03:53am by Olga Wong and Fanny W.Y. Fung

    ... construction experts called conservative. Such an increase would likely see the government forced to seek more cash from the Legislative Council, at a time when pan-democrats have pledged to delay ... of Hong Kong's department of real estate and construction. The sum would only include rising construction costs- at a time when labour shortages and a flurry of public-sector building ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1632992/zhuhai-bridge-costs-set-soar-hk37-b
  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Councils worry pan-democrat vote block will delay projects

    Posted Nov 04th 2014, 04:59am by Tony Cheung and Joyce Ng

    ... in their communities. Plans for new facilities in 15 districts are due for vetting in the pan-democrat-led public works subcommittee this legislative year before going to the Finance Committee. They include ... his council's planned Shek Kip Mei centre would be built by the Housing Department as part of an estate redevelopment. He fears that if the funding doesn't get through on time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1631287/councils-worry-pan-democrat-vote-block-will-delay-projects
  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Shaw studios project hits a roadblock

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 04:25am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... can it require the applicants to ensure the works are completed by the time residents move in?" asked director of planning Ling Kar-kan, who is also chairman of the Town Planning Board's rural and new town planning committee. Committee member Ivan Fu Chin-shing agreed. The committee was to have made a decision yesterday on the redevelopment plan, but postponed it after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1629321/shaw-studios-project-hits-roadblock
  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Ghost buildings haunt Tianjin's 'Manhattan' project

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by BLOOM

    ... to attract tenants since the first building was finished in 2010 bodes ill across the Hai River for the separate Yujiapu development, which is modelled on New York's Manhattan. "Investing ... Green, the head of Greater China research at Standard Chartered. Sales of bonds by local government vehicles to repay bank loans were just "buying time", he said. "The people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1544384/ghost-buildings-haunt-tianjins-manhattan-project

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