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  1. Crack House

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan Crack House by Harry Keeble with Kris Hollington Audible (audiobook) Crack houses are just like fast-food franchises, with one major player, K, paying a senior gang member for the right to sell drugs in the area that the group controls. K e ...

  2. New life vs decay in the battle for Wing Lee Street

    Posted Oct 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Wing Lee Street may have been saved from demolition a year ago but conservation is difficult because the Urban Renewal Authority has been able to acquire and renovate only four of the 12 tenements. The others are in the hands of property-acquisition companies and have been left to decay. None of the owners have responded to the authority's subsidy ...

  3. Revolutionaries' secret base left to decay despite heritage

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng A century-old heritage building that served as a secret base for the Chinese Revolution of 1911 has stood neglected and decaying despite the fanfare being prepared ... Yat-sen, have been declared monuments. Pak Tsz Lane in Central, a meeting place for revolutionaries, will be revamped by the Urban Renewal Authority into a memorial park. ...

  4. Leaders face rap on street children

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com The central government has vowed that local government leaders will be held accountable if an area is found to have a serious problem of 'street children', in the latest move to curb the problem. Such youngsters are ...

  5. Deadly neglect

    Posted Jun 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Albert Cheng Last week's fire in a tenement building with subdivided flats in Ma Tau Wai, which claimed four lives, has again raised concern over building safety and the widespread problem of the subdivision of flats in old dilapidated buildings. Sub ...

  6. Free inquiry service available to property owners facing compulsory sale

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the undivided shares for the purpose of redevelopment through application to the Lands Tribunal. The 90 per cent was to strike a balance between facilitating urban renewal and protecting individual ... of the slower than anticipated pace at which the Urban Renewal Authority carries out redevelopment of old buildings for the purpose of urban renewal and arresting their deterioration, the Land ...

  7. City Digest

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tenements excised from Staunton Street project The Town Planning Board officially announced changes to the Urban Renewal Authority's Staunton Street redevelopment under which the tenement buildings on Wing Lee Street will be excluded. However, private redevelopment of the buildings is allowed, but cannot exceed the present four storeys. ...

  8. Stopping the rot

    Posted May 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Barry Cheung Urban decay is among the most urgent social problems in Hong Kong today. More than 110,000 families live in these unhealthy and unsafe homes. The consequences can be fatal: ... urban renewal strategy, the result of a two-year consultation exercise, sets out how Hong Kong people generally want urban decay to be tackled. The strategy has been reshaped and redesigned ...

  9. URA to rent space to arts groups

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com The Urban Renewal Authority will reserve rental space in its projects for small arts groups to stage exhibitions and performances. The idea is among new initiatives the authority announced yesterday that are intended to inject cultural life into old urban areas. 'Our goal is to improve the quality of life of people living in dilapidated areas ...

  10. Owners of old flats keen on URA scheme

    Posted May 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Owners of at least 10 clusters of old residential buildings are interested in inviting the Urban Renewal Authority to redevelop their flats under a new scheme, ... the old urban renewal strategy. A person close to the URA said board members would decide today the percentage of owners that should be regarded as a majority, the circumstances in which ...




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