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  1. Fresh start for decaying city

    Posted Jul 13th 2007, 12:00am by Anneliese O'Young

    ... urban areas. We want to arrest and slow down urban decay.' Such projects include the hugely successful Western Market in Sheung Wan. Local businessmen at first opposed development, ... The Urban Renewal Authority is heading the fight against urban corrosion with an army of consultants, writes Anneliese O'Young Urban renewal has become a hot topic in recent years ...

  2. Wedding Card Street 'could last 30 years'

    Posted Feb 11th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Architects and town planners have rejected a claim by the Urban Renewal Authority that Wedding Card Street in Wan Chai must be bulldozed because it is too run down. They say ... MacDonald, director of planning and urban design at Urbis consultants, said the authority's plan reflected a 'fundamental failure to understand what urban renewal means'. Town-planner ...

  3. Leader of divisive urban projects to quit

    Posted Oct 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu The Urban Renewal Authority's managing director is poised to announce as early as today that he is standing down, sources close to the authority said. Billy Lam Chung-lun, ... Group, which represents former shop owners and residents in Lee Tung Street, hoped Mr Lam's successor would strive to 'solidly' implement the objectives set down by the Urban ...

  4. Out with the old

    Posted Mar 26th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Battle lines are being drawn across some of the city's fading precincts. Opposed to the growing presence of the Urban Renewal Authority, distinctive communities in older areas ... of the city's heritage and the strategy adopted by the Urban Renewal Authority. When Wan Chai district council chairwoman Ada Wong Ying-kay took up the campaign to save Wedding Card Street in late 2003, ...

  5. Residents may get say on renewal

    Posted Sep 18th 2007, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... Quinton Chan and Helen Wu The Urban Renewal Authority is considering allowing residents in old districts to initiate redevelopment plans to help minimise tensions. Sources said a 'demand-driven, bottom-up' development model could reduce conflicts between the authority and those affected by redevelopment projects. 'At present, our strategy is very much top-down, as we ...

  6. Community at odds over future of historic buildings

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... social workers and artists has unveiled a proposal to counter a $100 million plan by the Urban Renewal Authority and Housing Society to transform the Blue House near the junction of Queen's ... in the management of the building. The Living Museum proposal suggests residents who want to stay be allowed to do so instead of being forced to move out, as has been the case in all previous urban renewal ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted Oct 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... comments, published on October 25, on the Urban Renewal Authority's Lee Tung Street redevelopment project in Wan Chai. We agree that building rehabilitation is an effective means of dealing with urban decay. But redevelopment is sometimes necessary to provide fundamental improvement to the livelihood of people living in dilapidated buildings that do not even have a toilet ...

  9. Growth pains and gains

    Posted Sep 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... of urban decay: redevelopment, rehabilitation, preservation and revitalisation. In a perfect world, it would be hard to imagine a better strategy. But there is no perfect world in Hong Kong. ... in the urban areas that are 30 years old or more. The number will increase by 50 per cent in the next 10 years if nothing is done to contain the urban decay problem. Nine areas have been identified ...

  10. Urban Renewal Authority should be included in new competition law

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... In the name of promoting competition, the government is pushing forward the competition bill but seeks exemptions for virtually all of the 581 statutory bodies. The exemptions of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC) and the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) will promote anti-competitive behaviour. The TDC manages the convention centre in Wan Chai under an exclusive ...




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