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  1. Legco call to review 'bully' tactics

    Posted Sep 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu Legislators called for a comprehensive review of the government's urban renewal strategy yesterday, saying social discontent over the way the Urban Renewal Authority handled some of its projects would soon 'explode' if a review did not come in time. Albert Chan Wai-yip, of the League of Social Democrats, told the Legislative Council's planning, lands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/609169/legco-call-review-bully-tactics
  2. Residential projects ignore rules, study finds

    Posted Feb 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in 10 of the completed projects. Some of the problematic developments were the joint Urban Renewal Authority-New World Development Merton project in Western district, Henderson Land's Metro ... to leave a space for the landing of a pedestrian link in Bellagio. He said another property owner had already built a footbridge there. An Urban Renewal Authority spokesman said the Planning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/626403/residential-projects-ignore-rules-study-finds
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Urban planners must do more to give us some breathing space

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by CARINE LAI

    ... proposals by the Environment Bureau to control vehicles' exhaust fumes have received much attention, it is also worth highlighting the role urban planning can play in reducing roadside air ... to improve our air quality mentions three urban planning policies: urban greening, pedestrian schemes and cycling networks. Yet, on closer examination, these policies are missing some key elements ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1217626/urban-planners-must-do-more-give-us-some-breathing-space
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Managing China's urban spread

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by WINSTON MOK

    ... development of smaller cities close by Urban spread In Wen Jiabao's final speech as premier, he reaffirmed the government's intention to control the growth of large cities while saying ... plans. From urban planning and social management perspectives, China has good reason to favour its smaller cities that lie close to existing rural populations. However, the thrust of China's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1195548/managing-chinas-urban-spread
  5. Property - International - URBAN GROWTH

    Singapore and Hong Kong swap notes on making cities more liveable

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Kate Whitehead

    ... As our urban spaces grow more crowded, planners in Hong Kong and Singapore delve deeper into what makes each metropolis tick Urban living is a trend that's not going away. Half ... not be at odds. After conducting a study in 2011 on sustainable development in Hong Kong, the Urban Land Institute, a non-profit research group, teamed-up with the Centre for Liveable Cities in Singapore ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1189296/singapore-and-hong-kong-swap-notes-making-cities-more
  6. Plug loopholes before policy change, greens urge

    Posted Mar 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung A green group has warned that approval of a proposal to make it easier for developers to acquire old buildings will open a Pandora's box. Green Sense called for the plan to be delayed until town planning measures had been reviewed to pl ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/707278/plug-loopholes-policy-change-greens-urge
  7. Fewer streets, bigger profits for developers

    Posted Aug 18th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... of the Urban Design Alliance, Vincent Ng Wing-shun, said guidelines were necessary to control this phenomenon. Development density is controlled by plot ratio- gross floor area divided by site area- ... the quality of urban life. In a renewal project at Staunton Street in Central, the authority's consultant proposed saving all five streets, most of which are a century old. The redevelopment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/649504/fewer-streets-bigger-profits-developers
  8. Land to be seized from opportunist developers

    Posted May 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in property prices. 'With 10 to 15 million people flowing into cities every year, the demand for urban houses will not go down,' he said. 'Ideally, we can hold the annual increase ... per cent of sewage in northern cities still goes untreated'. The ministry would be strengthening control over urban planning, Mr Qiu said, adding that provincial governments would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/456301/land-be-seized-opportunist-developers
  9. News - Hong Kong - LAND

    Unease at planned reclamation projects in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Urban planning experts are critical of government plans that fail to offer a sound vision and details on how such work will improve people's lives Unease ... the proposals which have sparked critical discussion among urban planners in universities. Professors of urban planning say the government's recent consultation exercise failed to offer a sound ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1225466/unease-planned-reclamation-projects-hong-kong
  10. Lifestyle - Technology - URBAN PLANNING

    Creative solutions to give noisy Hong Kong a rare slice of silence

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... Jamie Carter life@scmp.com With noise pollution continuing to worsen, it's time to get serious about urban sound planning, writes Jamie Carter Din city Cities, workplaces, stores ... but the onslaught on the ears from busy traffic, blaring horns, pneumatic drills and general street noise takes its toll. We have urban planners, but where are the urban sound planners? "You have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1228446/creative-solutions-give-noisy-hong-kong-rare-slice-silence

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