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  1. Fresh start for decaying city

    Posted Jul 13th 2007, 12:00am by Anneliese O'Young

    ... urban areas. We want to arrest and slow down urban decay.' Such projects include the hugely successful Western Market in Sheung Wan. Local businessmen at first opposed development, ... The Urban Renewal Authority is heading the fight against urban corrosion with an army of consultants, writes Anneliese O'Young Urban renewal has become a hot topic in recent years ...

  2. Sky-high prices foil en bloc sales

    Posted Dec 05th 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... encourage urban renewal. ...

  3. One villager killed, dozens hurt in riot over redevelopment plan

    Posted Aug 26th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li At least one villager was killed and dozens injured yesterday in a village in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, after residents clashed with armed police and thugs sent by developers to take over their land, witnesses said. Clashes broke out in th ...

  4. Balance must be struck over urban renewal

    Posted Dec 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... between development and preservation. There is a need for a better process, one which ensures that urban renewal can proceed in a timely manner, while giving all stakeholders a fair opportunity ... But the consequence is deadlock, confrontation and delay. Officials have a point when they say that numerous fresh proposals and constant changes of direction make urban renewal difficult. No group, no matter ...

  5. Strategy revamp on urban renewal welcome

    Posted Sep 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Urban renewal can be a complicated and controversial endeavour, particularly in a city such as Hong Kong. Most people here live in densely populated high-rises, many of which have fallen ... their properties. So it is ironic that when the Urban Renewal Authority steps in to buy up dilapidated blocks for redevelopment, it is often treated with derision by the owners. The problem lies in the way ...

  6. Leader of divisive urban projects to quit

    Posted Oct 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu The Urban Renewal Authority's managing director is poised to announce as early as today that he is standing down, sources close to the authority said. Billy Lam Chung-lun, ... Group, which represents former shop owners and residents in Lee Tung Street, hoped Mr Lam's successor would strive to 'solidly' implement the objectives set down by the Urban ...

  7. Urban renewal chief wants to focus on big picture

    Posted Feb 11th 2007, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... Quinton Chan The Urban Renewal Authority should focus on bigger projects which can revitalise older districts, according to its managing director. Billy Lam Chung-lun said dozens of small ... of the new urban renewal strategy, which will be drafted later this year with the government. The Urban Renewal Authority was set up in 2001 to implement a renewal programme consisting of 200 new ...

  8. Legco call to review 'bully' tactics

    Posted Sep 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu Legislators called for a comprehensive review of the government's urban renewal strategy yesterday, saying social discontent over the way the Urban Renewal Authority handled some of its projects would soon 'explode' if a review did not come in time. Albert Chan Wai-yip, of the League of Social Democrats, told the Legislative Council's planning, lands ...

  9. Kevin Sinclair's Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In urban areas, roof tops of tenements sprouted unsightly clusters of frail shacks. In the devastated Hong Kong of 1945, there were 600,000 people. By 1960 there were 3 million, half aged under 25. ...

  10. Foreign gangs blamed for holiday robberies

    Posted Feb 17th 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Police have blamed several recent high profile robberies and murders on Indonesian fly-by-night gangs, who arrive in boats across the Strait of Malacca, commit robberies and flee back with their loot. The gangs favour the ...




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