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  1. Military heritage needs preserving

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... are scattered across urban and rural areas, some hidden in remote corners of the city. For the first time a map of military relics has been produced. The researchers deserve commendation and support ... for public education or turn them into tourist attractions. Sadly, ours are only left to decay, with some being used as rubbish storage space or public toilets. Some have been even been damaged ...

  2. Is it necessary to redevelop Hong Kong's old districts?

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as most buildings in old districts do not have lifts. Urban decay is not a problem to be taken lightly. These districts may cease to function because of a lack of proper maintenance and buildings ... or Lee Tung Street. It proves that cultural heritage can go hand in hand with urban development. Redevelopment is not a good idea because soaring rents would drive small businesses away. ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How to make Hong Kong a better place to live

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by Paul Yip

    ... economically, described as "an area of serious urban decay", but in terms of emotional intensity and cultural value, it is one of our richest. It is a richness that's being lost in other ... consequence of high rents- have had a devastating impact on the daily nutritional intake of the urban poor. Hong Kong's claim to be a first-world city is rendered absurd by such facts. Despite ...

  4. Policy Briefs

    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He said that the quality of service should also be improved to enhance Hong Kong's reputation as a shopping and gourmet paradise. Urban renewal to go up a gear Urban renewal should be accelerated to improve the urban environment and provide more job opportunities, said the chief executive. Admitting many areas in the city were showing signs of decay, Mr Tung said the government ...

  5. Going up in the world?

    Posted Aug 07th 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... buildings into 60-storey high-rises. Since thousands of old buildings in Hong Kong are decaying, redevelopment projects are the key to giving our urban area a facelift. At the same time, we ... foul if that happened. Such measures to limit the development density would also have an impact on the pace of urban renewal in Hong Kong. Developers are now keen to replace old buildings ...

  6. Environment law that can't ease 'urban canyons'

    Posted Jul 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... be positioned, distanced or shaped, even though Hong Kong suffers from a unique 'urban canyon effect'. That issue rests in the hands of the city's planners and the appointed members ...

  7. Urban Jungle

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... everything to adhere to a more uniform and compact form. In Melbourne the various cultures have their own urban centres far apart from each other, and this allows them to retain much ...

  8. Urban crush

    Posted Feb 15th 2009, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... and urban mythology pad out the rest. A Sense of Place: Hong Kong West of Pottinger Street, edited by Veronica Pearson and Ko Tim-keung, avoids most of these shortcomings. This worthwhile book grew ...

  9. Hong Kong Britain

    Posted Jul 05th 2007, 12:00am by Janice Leung

    ... culture,' he says. 'I've an impression that the government is putting in a lot of effort to de-colonise the city. The knocking down of the piers and the numerous urban renewal projects ... reflects my complicated and mixed feeling for our colonial era and disappearing landscape,' Wong says. Capturing Hong Kong's colonial past and decaying districts, the more than 50 images ...

  10. Urban Jungle

    Posted May 16th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... Celebrity vet Dr Eric Lai shares his views on society through the eyes of animals. Give him your feedback at urbanjungle@scmp.com This week: Tokyo observations Here is my chance to be a foreign correspondent. Well, not quite a real one. There's nothi ...




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