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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong is strong enough to survive Occupy Central

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 05:11am by Alex Lo

    ... mega-infrastructure projects and an arts hub just doesn't cut it. Because cities have amazing vitality; they are hard to kill even by the most inept urban planners, and we have had plenty of those ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    English Schools Foundation happy to let market forces dictate

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 03:55am by Alex Lo

    ... that international schools now charge. They are certain to do so given their dire needs to upgrade existing facilities, which have decayed in the past decade due to insufficient public funding. Given ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Urbanisation will drive democracy

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 04:09am by Alex Lo

    ... the home of the Industrial Revolution, Hobsbawm wrote: "The urban population only outnumbered the rural population for the first time in 1851." China reached that crossover point two ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Unconvincing pitch on country parks

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 03:25am by Alex Lo

    ... social contract. Given the small housing space available to most people, the general lack of urban amenities and bad air, the country parks are there to make up for the sacrifices we have been ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Zombies are the least of our worries

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 01:02am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Zombies are the least of our worries In the hit TV series The Walking Dead, the zombies aren't the most dangerous thing. With their slow motion, lack of intelligence and decaying limbs, they are easy to pick off, provided you are not swamped. It's other people you have to watch out for. Somehow I am not surprised that the series has become a big ...

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    We'll drink to that, say club investors

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 04:10am by Alex Lo

    ... jobs, Magnum deftly observes, which make them ideal customers: heavy drinkers with money to spend. I was sadly allotted zero IPO shares, but the prospectus was a good exercise in local urban ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Buildings officials fail residents in dilapidated neighbourhoods

    Posted Aug 31st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Buildings authorities fail residents Having failed to prevent the fatal collapse in Ma Tau Wai more than three years ago, the Buildings Department is now going overboard with the unsafe structures at an old tenement in To Kwa Wan. And having failed to redevelop earlier this old and dilapidated neighbourhood, the Urban Renewal Authority is finally being ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Zoning rules must be applied equally

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... In a news blog, the district councillor and urban planning advocate singles out OZO Wesley, the trendy hotel in Wan Chai, on a site zoned for government institution and community (GIC) development, ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Are our perceptions of protests tainted?

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 12:00am by Hari Kumar

    ... "red shirt" voters who backed Thaksin were seen as victims being cheated by the urban Bangkok middle class and the army. But the ousting of Mohammed Mursi, under similar conditions, has ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Bicycles part of the transport solution

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... but many major cities around the world have seriously incorporated it as part of their urban and transport planning. Our roads need to be made safe for cyclists. ...




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