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  1. News - Hong Kong - REDEVELOPMENT

    East Kowloon urban renewal plan sees bids fail

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com All four developers in line for East Kowloon project had proposals rejected by the URA Key urban renewal plan sees bids fail The Urban Renewal Authority's biggest single project has suffered a setback after bids by developers apparently failed to meet standards set out by the quasi-governmental body. The authority said yesterday it had been ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong needs master plan for urban development, architect says

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:19pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Architect calls for HK master plan with human focus While the government seeks more land across the city to meet its ultimate target of 470,000 more homes within a decade, architect Bryant Lu says Hong Kong urgently needs an urban master plan. Lu, vice-chairman of Ronald Lu & Partners, a major local architectural firm, said a large-scale master ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Urban planning must reflect Hong Kong's great need for community and open space

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 01:34pm by Ian Brownlee

    ... Ian Brownlee Ian Brownlee says a single-minded focus on residential housing will affect Hong Kong's liveability Urban planning must reflect our great need for community and open space ... executive's policy address, but they are not getting sufficient focus in the provision of land and facilities. The government is pressuring the Town Planning Board to rezone sites for housing ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Urban planning crucial for better housing development

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 05:05am by LETTERS

    ... Urban planning crucial for better housing development There has been strong public criticism of the chief executive and sometimes his integrity has been questioned. However, despite ... housing supply should go hand in hand with meticulous urban planning in order to avoid the problem of urban sprawl. Our city should be a place not just where citizens have a place to live, but can ...

  5. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Guangzhou floats plan to double urban area

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 04:22am by Mimi Lau

    ... airs plan to double its urban area Guangzhou will open more than 3,500 square kilometres to easier development under a rezoning plan that would nearly double the city's urban area and increase government income. Guangdong's provincial capital would expand its urban boundaries by making two rural counties under its jurisdiction, Conghua and Zengcheng, full-fledged districts, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - Public safety

    Put pedestrians first when road planning, group urges

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:54pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... the roads, where they are at risk of being hit by traffic. Watch: Where are Hong Kong's most unwalkable streets "I call this a car-oriented mindset in the government's urban planning," says Vincent Ng Wing-shun, vice-president of the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design think tank. "The Transport Department only considers itself a department for cars and we ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:35am by STAFF

    ... I do know from my colleagues at home that we are close British ambassador to the U.S. Peter Westmacott on efforts to identify the Islamic State fighter who beheaded James Foley   I call this a car-oriented mindset in [government] urban planning Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design vice-president Vincent Ng on road crossing facilities for pedestrians   We know the second leg will be tight ...

  8. Residents take gripes to Legco

    Posted Jul 09th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... in the area. Many concerns straddled two or three departments - planning, buildings and transport. 'I think the people have been taken advantage of by the developers,' said Jason Yee, ... as the 'toothpick tower', developed by Swire Group's International Trader on land that combines two plots. Although according to the Town Planning Board's outline zoning plan the building ...

  9. 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 plug loopholes that could be abused to develop tall and bulky buildings in old districts. The group estimates there could be as many ...

  10. 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- ... a street, although they have to pay a premium to acquire public streets. A spokeswoman for the Planning Department and Development Bureau said there was no regulation to stop developers removing ...




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