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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's profit-driven urban renewal policy needs a rethink

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 03:42am by CARINE LAI

    ... cannot. There is a fundamental flaw in Hong Kong's urban renewal policy. While the authority's stated mission is "to address the problem of urban decay and to improve the living ... and maintenance, home-owner organisation and mortgage financing for old buildings to address the underlying causes of urban decay. The government may also have to accept that redevelopment will sometimes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1530866/hong-kongs-profit-driven-urban-renewal-policy-needs-rethink
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Profit should not be overriding motive when it comes to urban renewal

    Posted May 30th 2014, 03:49am by SCMP Editorial

    ... is committed as it says in addressing the city's acute urban decay problem and improving the living conditions of those in dilapidated areas, it should try harder to help those who come forward. ... is not doing enough on the urban renewal front. While some may say they add to the city's character, they reflect poorly on our standard of living. Decaying blocks are also threats to public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1521444/profit-should-not-be-overriding-motive-when-it-comes-urban
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Urban planning must reflect Hong Kong's great need for community and open space

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 01:34pm by Ian Brownlee

    ... Ian Brownlee Ian Brownlee says a single-minded focus on residential housing will affect Hong Kong's liveability Urban planning must reflect our great need for community and open space ... comes around, it becomes an obvious target for a housing site. Recreation and the greening of the city is being adversely affected. The density of population and buildings in our urban areas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1528423/urban-planning-must-reflect-hong-kongs-great-need-community-and-open-space
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    True Hong Kong pragmatists will rise to the challenge of change

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 01:29pm by Stephen Vines

    ... and obey. Had the Chinese republican movement followed this advice, China would still be ruled by a decaying Manchu elite. No one is seriously advocating that Hong Kong dabbles in an attempt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1556079/true-hong-kong-pragmatists-will-rise-challenge-change
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China needs sustainable funding for urban transport infrastructure boom

    Posted May 26th 2014, 03:43am by ZHIRONG JERRY ZHAO

    ... Zhirong Jerry Zhao Zhirong Jerry Zhao says too much emphasis has been on 'innovative' financial tools at local level China needs sustainable funding for urban transport ... "conventional" funding approaches that align with basic public-finance principles. Its urban infrastructure finance and transport investments in the past few decades may be characterised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1519434/china-needs-sustainable-funding-urban-transport
  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Trees just the start for axe swinging needed at West Kowloon arts hub

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 12:21am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp It's been a sorry performance from the start, and now with greenery sacrificed to budget cuts, it’s time for the final cut at West Kowloon Keep swinging the axe at art hub after chopping trees The urban forest rivalling New York's Central Park that was to have graced the West Kowloon Cultural District is reduced to a series of lawns under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1557771/trees-just-start-axe-swinging-needed-west-kowloon-arts-hub
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Finally, a heritage project to be proud of in PMQ

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 12:57pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Peter Kammerer says by going beyond the façade of conservation, heritage officials got it right with PMQ, offering hope for other projects Revived spirit Pull down old buildings and you tear out a community’s heart. That’s what successive Hong Kong governments have been doing for generations, with the result that in urban areas, our city’s spirit is in tatters. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1556960/finally-heritage-project-be-proud-pmq
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Make Tianjin a Shenzhen of the north

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 02:28pm by WINSTON MOK

    ... coordination is essential to making an integrated Greater Beijing a reality. The urban plans for Tokyo and Seoul were effective because they were directed at the national level. Those for Beijing were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1555576/make-tianjin-shenzhen-north
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    URA has turned its back on local people in Kwun Tong redevelopment

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 05:06pm by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng says the authority is failing in its basic duty to provide affordable housing in areas of urban decay, preferring to focus on profits URA has turned its back ... and hence it is understandable that it has to make a profit. But it can't abandon its founding principles and commitments to address our acute urban decay problem and improve the living ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1436363/ura-has-turned-its-back-local-people-kwun-tong-redevelopment
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China must nurture a new generation of beautiful minds

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:31pm by Frank-Jurgen Richter

    ... Frank-Jürgen Richter Frank-Jürgen Richter says online courses can offer global outlook needed China must nurture a new generation of beautiful minds China's demographic dividend is over. It has few spare labourers and over half the population now lives in towns. The government has long acknowledged this change. It has also recognised that massive rural-to-urban migration ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1555352/china-must-nurture-new-generation-beautiful-minds

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