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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    The green green grass of Hong Kong … or lack of it

    Posted May 30th 2014, 01:06am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn One of the striking aspects of Hong Kong is the absence of grassy areas in the urban areas where people can walk around, sit, lie down, or where children can play. So many of our parks or gardens are essentially concrete walkways accompanied by flower beds. How much nicer it would be if they were all grass providing a gentle contrast to the harsh cityscape. Chater ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1521431/green-green-grass-hong-kong-or-lack-it
  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Government planners are ruining Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 01:26am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn The plan to turn Des Voeux Road into a pedestrian and tram precinct is one of the most imaginative urban planning schemes to emerge in Hong Kong for some time. So ... with producing the most boring harbour front of any world city, the so called Urban Renewal Authority is busy flattening older areas with character, diversity and street life, and erecting sterile high ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1500264/government-planners-are-ruining-hong-kong
  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Yucky title

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 01:25am by Howard Winn

    ... to HSBC, is being driven by young urban males- geddit? At the risk of being a tad pedantic we can see that gives us yum. We suppose that we are invited to make the jump to yummy in the same way that young urban professional became yuppy in the 1980s. But that was a new word and it worked. The word yummy already exists and denotes delicious. So we don't think this is going to catch ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1454428/yucky-title
  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Andrew Riddick's experience with the SFC- a salutary tale

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 01:29am by Howard Winn

    ... to tackle the problem," he says. Well, you could have fooled us. Clearly the increase in the number of vehicles has contributed to this. But in urban areas, it is quite clear that often ... system so those that bring their vehicles into the urban centres pay. This will have a dramatic effect on congestion. At the same time the MTR needs to be extended. Does this make us ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1456411/andrew-riddicks-experience-sfc-salutary-tale
  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Digesting the price

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 01:50am by Howard Winn

    ... also poured cold water on the idea of having people in subsidised housing. He said travelling from the island to the urban centres involved significant travel costs. So we wonder why ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1448917/digesting-price
  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    New 7-Eleven in Lan Kwai Fong dismays bar owners

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 05:02am by Howard Winn

    ... the tone, don't think it's a major problem. The scheme in Rome is the brainchild of the new head of the urban police force, Raffaele Clemente, who says that the initiative aims to create ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1416109/new-7-eleven-lan-kwai-fong-dismays-bar-owners
  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong's roadside pollution is affecting children's lungs

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 02:52am by Howard Winn

    ... schools in the city, although none were in the most polluted urban areas. Nevertheless, in one class 25 per cent of the children suffered from asthma, and in another 15 per cent had the condition. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1343957/hong-kongs-roadside-pollution-affecting-childrens-lungs
  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Rare opportunity to bid for Bernie Madoff's Bull

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... the air in its major urban centres, resulting in less business. Much of the country's adulterated food may be withdrawn from the market, posing the risk of fewer deaths", and so on. Citi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1311091/rare-opportunity-bid-bernie-madoffs-bull
  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    A new festival to cheer up Hong Kong after a downbeat year

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Communications. The festival will be a nine-day programme of events between December 7-15, 2013, and "will celebrate the unique culture and urban environment of our city and aims to support ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1280563/new-festival-cheer-hong-kong-after-downbeat-year
  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Capturing the full ugliness of a one-size-fits-all approach

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... and lack of planning. We are assured there is no shortage of subjects, arising out of the government's one-size-fits-all approach. So standard designs for urban areas, where space ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1180468/capturing-full-ugliness-one-size-fits-all-approach

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