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  1. 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 ...

  2. HK a poster boy for the starless urban sky

    Posted Jun 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... real stars in the sky. Last year, a study found some urban areas in Hong Kong were 100 times brighter than rural areas. Peter Li Siu-man, campaign manager of the Conservancy Association, also ... or moths, thrived in a dark environment. Glare from urban areas could disrupt their lives. ...

  3. Urban Jungle

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... virgin-wood pulp. Most wood-processing plants are located far from urban areas and many use hydroelectric generating plants, saving on long-term costs, whereas recycled-paper plants are usually near urban areas and use the local energy grid, which most likely burn fossil fuels. The area where recycling paper evens the ecological score is municipal landfills. About 35 per cent of the space ...

  4. Urban Jungle

    Posted Sep 26th 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: Clean energy There was news this week of an innovative power plant created in Spremberg, eastern Germany, by the S ...

  5. Urban Jungle

    Posted Sep 19th 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: Air pollution Making my way to work today reminded me why I moved to Sai Kung recently. When approaching Causeway ...

  6. Urban Jungle

    Posted Sep 12th 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: Science heating up On Wednesday at about 8.30am Greenwich time, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) atom ...

  7. Time for new thinking on urban planning

    Posted May 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... differences between urban areas and the countryside were already extremely pronounced by any world standards and he did not expect to see them going much higher. This amounts to differences of 2 to 10 ... Unless we summon our collective will to improve urban planning, the situation will not improve. Clearly, we can no longer afford to over-build, as we have in the past. To this end, future zoning ...

  8. Developers hit back over green features

    Posted Dec 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... simplistic' and is 'not addressing the real issues'. The Real Estate Developers Association said the real solution to the proliferation of wall-like buildings, poor ventilation, rising urban temperatures, lack of green space and air pollution was to sell less urban land and to use sites now planned for sale to create more open space. It also urged the government to 'consider ...

  9. Let's halt destruction of historic Graham Street area for profit

    Posted Oct 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... this special place in Old Central, it's heartbreaking to see our government making such a decision. It is equally frustrating to hear the Urban Renewal Authority's line of defence: its ... disturbances, is estimated to last five to seven years. The historic urban fabric of this area will be totally destroyed with this kind of large-scale, blanket redevelopment. The air and noise pollution ...

  10. talk back

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q How should Kwun Tong be redeveloped? Kwun Tong is a historical district. However, it has many problems such as traffic congestion, urban decay and lack of planning and zoning to meet ... The Urban Renewal Authority should mainly focus on the redevelopment of housing and roads. Most buildings in Kwun Tong are too close together, creating slums as well as noise and air pollution from ...




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