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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The unknowns in China's great urban change

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 04:45am by KAM WING CHAN

    ... cities can achieve the desired result The great change After more than a decade of mostly empty talk, China has finally announced a bold move to grant urban hukou status to 100 million people ... urbanisation has been refashioned to drive growth and remake the Chinese economy in the coming decades. To accomplish that, it is essential to allow migrants living in cities to have a full urban ...

  2. Geography is no bar to the Yangtze River Delta

    Posted Mar 12th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... as saying newcomer Jinhua could more closely link its economy with Shanghai or be left behind. Mr Xu could not be reached for comment yesterday. But the director of the Institute of Urban ...

  3. Infographics - POLICY ADDRESS

    The geography of CY Leung's policy address

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 12:30pm by Olivia Rosenman, Cedric Sam, Jane Pong

    ... Olivia Rosenman, Cedric Sam and Jane Pong Policy is made for the real world. The annual policy address refers to different places in Hong Kong and pledges action. What are the most frequently mentioned locations? What does this tell us about different are ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Residents fight back against Hong Kong's urban renewal projects

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:21pm by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Seemingly relentless urban renewal projects are swelling the ranks of activists fighting to secure fairer deals for poor residents caught in the drive towards gentrification, writes Elaine Yau Backs to the mall When Wong Lai-chung learned in 2004 that urban renewal was coming to Sham Shui Po, he didn't think it would spell the end of his ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Healthy lifestyle of walking to work gets former weatherman 'addicted'

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by Phila Siu

    ... Reduced stress and better health are just two benefits of going to work on foot, says Baptist University geography professor Tang Wing-shing, who teaches urban planning. It would also help lower ... is a tough act to follow in Hong Kong, urban planning experts say, given the city's narrow footpaths, air pollution and poor cross-district connection on foot. But to Leung, the daily routine ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - DESIGN

    Villages given urban look through design

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 04:28am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... bridges- their work is not only elevating communities through design, it does so on the leanest of budgets. It happens under the umbrella of Rural Urban Framework (RUF), a not-for-profit research ... respond to the transformation of land from rural to urban. Their interest was piqued on a shared car journey to Huaiji County, Guangdong, where Lin was designing a new village school as part ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology

    Dutch firm says giant floating platforms could ease urban crowding

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 12:58pm by Jamie Carter

    ... Jamie Carter life@scmp.com Giant floating platforms that house communities could be the answer to urban overcrowding All at sea There has been much debate on where land can be found ... Waterstudio.NL's City Apps project tackles urban density and climate change. It was inspired by Olthuis' belief that cities should be more flexible, and approached as a product. "Smartphones all ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Conservationists fear Sai Ying Pun is losing its charm due to urban renewal

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 10:18am by Enid Tsui

    ... Enid Tsui life@scmp.com Conservationists fear the old-style charms and social fabric of Sai Ying Pun are being sacrificed as it faces urban renewal Lost in Transition Sai Ying Pun, one ... have little to say about it. As a result, dramatic developments sweeping through the area have largely gone unnoticed. The twin forces of change are the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) ...

  9. News - World - EDUCATION

    University of California, Berkeley appoints Wikipedian in-residence

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 08:29pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in San Francisco Berkeley appoints Wikipedian in-residence A geography major has been named the first Wikipedian in-residence at the University of California, Berkeley. ... justice and cultural studies courses at Berkeley. The students will tackle existing articles on air pollution, urban agriculture and hydraulic fracturing. But instead of their research only being ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ARCHITECTURE

    Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie laments unfriendly Hong Kong architecture

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 04:46am by Christy Choi

    ... on Thursday on what he calls "humanising the mega-scale"- or how architects and planners can bring back culture, climate, geography and a sense of belonging to big projects in dense urban ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Moshe Safdie wants to reintroduce culture, climate and geography into city's architecture Architect laments unfriendly styles When Israeli-Canadian ...




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