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  1. Truth behind urban decay more sinister than URA's 'sob story'

    Posted Nov 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... balance in urban renewal', November 18)? He mentions issues such as air quality, density, green issues and open space- all anathema to a URA development. The real reason for urban decay ... Road redevelopment in Tsim Sha Tsui, the takeover of Macpherson Stadium in Mong Kok. Urban decay can be avoided through more stringent building maintenance regulations and financial assistance ...

  2. Housing starts show decline to 10-year low

    Posted Jan 19th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Home completions and new construction in Hong Kong last year touched a 10-year low as developers held on to limited land inventories to pace their projects. Housing Authority figures released yesterday showed about 10,500 private residential un ...

  3. Timely rethink on urban renewal strategy

    Posted Mar 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Urban Renewal Authority is considering giving residents a say in the fate of their old neighbourhoods, rather than dictating a redevelopment plan to them. This is sensible. While some ... are going to flare up from time to time. Perhaps it is also time for the URA to take a step back to reflect on its role in the urban renewal process. Instead of being the spearhead of redevelopment, ...

  4. Alternative urban renewal proposal would maintain Central's wet market

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the area's streetscape. The proposal suggests erecting two high-rises of 18 and 23 storeys, instead of three buildings of more than 30 storeys, which is the plan of the Urban Renewal Authority. ... In an area with such rich intangible cultural heritage, we should go deeper than that.' The volunteer group is to submit its plan to the Town Planning Board today. But the Urban Renewal ...

  5. Police blitz no match for gangs of Vancouver

    Posted Jan 30th 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... Petti Fong in Vancouver Not a single arrest as death toll rises A high-profile taskforce of Vancouver-area police has interviewed thousands of people but is yet to make a single arrest or identify any suspects in a wave of violence that has killed more th ...

  6. Evicted squatters end up in illegal flat

    Posted Jan 13th 2008, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan It has been more than six weeks since the Lee family was evicted from squatter homes in a narrow alleyway in Tin Hau. But instead of living in interim government housing, the family of seven has moved to another illegal structure- this time on ...

  7. Building for the future

    Posted Mar 04th 2008, 12:00am by Sarah Monks

    ... the Land Development Corporation (LDC) in 2001, was to tackle urban decay and improve the living conditions of residents in slum areas. This meant knocking down blocks of dilapidated buildings, ... The Urban Renewal Authority hopes its new vision can balance preservation with redevelopment, writes Sarah Monks It is fortuitous that Urban Renewal Authority (URA) chairman Barry Cheung ...

  8. New look

    Posted Mar 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Urban Renewal Authority is considering widening its focus from individual redevelopment to the surrounding district. Do you think this is the right move for this much-maligned government department? Write to us. ...

  9. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Jan 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The report headlined 'We won't sell, Sneaker St owners tell URA' on City page 1 yesterday said the Sneaker Street owners opposing the Urban Renewal Authority's redevelopment plan claimed they held about a quarter of the 175 property rights. In fact, they claimed they owned 40 per cent of the area of the project. According to the URA, they own 24 per cent ...

  10. Renovation faces URA scrap heap

    Posted Apr 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu A tenement building in Central that featured in Ang Lee's film Lust, Caution is likely to be demolished by the Urban Renewal Authority, despite millions being spent ... The redevelopment project in Staunton Street and Wing Lee Street was one of 25 projects announced by the Land Development Corporation - the precursor of the Urban Renewal Authority - in 1998. The Town ...




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