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  1. Community input vital for effective urban renewal

    Posted Aug 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An appeal to the government to make it easier to force the sale of properties slated for redevelopment is a reminder that urban renewal in Hong Kong is lagging other big cities. Urban ... the establishment of the Urban Renewal Authority four years ago has even added to the problems, by encouraging owners of some old buildings not to spend money on renovations in the hope their properties ...

  2. Waiving goodbye to the problems associated with urban renewal

    Posted Jan 20th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'Financing arrangements will be put in place for the implementation of urban renewal projects. These include waiver of land premiums for urban renewal ... an eye when the owners are not happy to sell. Although public officials may not yet have devised a more specific way of targeting the moribund buildings they have in mind for urban renewal ...

  3. Speed up renewal, surveyors plead

    Posted Aug 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Foster Wong Changes are sought over the compulsory sale of properties Surveyors have urged the government to help speed up urban renewal by changing the law regarding the compulsory sale ... for redevelopment. 'The progress of Hong Kong's urban renewal has been less than satisfactory,' HKIS president Cheung Tat-tong said yesterday. 'The capability of the Urban Renewal ...

  4. Bureau considers plan to hasten clearance of slums

    Posted Jan 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... would allocate $3billion over the next 10 years to help flat owners maintain their ageing blocks. 'To expedite urban renewal, we are now working on a comprehensive review of the urban regeneration policy, including a review of the urban renewal strategy and an examination of ways to facilitate private sector participation in urban renewal work,' the Housing, Planning and Lands ...

  5. Developer 'threatened' by SoHo plan

    Posted Apr 12th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Li

    ... Jonathan Li Henderson Land tells court it stands to lose years of work if Housing Authority redevelopment scheme goes ahead The Urban Renewal Authority wielded a dagger over the head ... a judicial review of a Town Planing Board decision last March to approve the authority's redevelopment scheme. Mr Yu said that under the Urban Renewal Authority Ordinance, the authority had ...

  6. New money found for old buildings

    Posted Jan 13th 2005, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan $3b-a-year renovation fund will create jobs for up to 7,000 In an attempt to speed up urban renewal, the Housing Society will launch a $3-billion-a-year scheme to rehabilitate ... starting date has yet to be announced. The scheme will provide work for 6,000 to 7,000 people a year. Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa said the scheme could complement the cash-strapped Urban Renewal ...

  7. Public involvement the best design for urban planning

    Posted Mar 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they will be ones that begin and end with the views of the community which Southorn Playground serves. A similar approach would have benefited other key development projects. The Urban Renewal ... A small public square in the heart of Wan Chai is not the most obvious location for showcasing a new approach to urban planning. But the redevelopment of Southorn Playground breaks new ...

  8. Rejected Wan Chai street renewal scheme wins award

    Posted Nov 12th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... residents and shop owners with professional volunteers as an alternative to the Urban Renewal Authority plan for a standard high-rise development. It included the maintenance and renovation of some ... other entries were given Certificates of Merit in the annual awards: MTR Corporation's 'Master Layout Plan for MTR Tung Chung Station CDA'; the Urban Renewal Authority's ...

  9. Building on experience to preserve city's heritage

    Posted Oct 04th 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... with the Urban Renewal Authority (URA), played a part in pulling down the city's old buildings and maximising returns from redevelopments. But now the 51-year-old is doing the opposite- fighting ... From 1988 to 2001, she worked for the Lands Development Council, which was renamed the Urban Renewal Authority in 2000. She then worked at Kadoorie Farm before landing a job ...

  10. Wedding Card Street fight goes to watchdog

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Ombudsman investigates claims the redevelopment is being mishandled The ombudsman is investigating the government and the Urban Renewal Authority over claims that it mishandled ... But as ours is rather complex it may take a longer time,' Mrs Kam said. The complaints against the Urban Renewal Authority include that it did not live up to its pledges of preserving district ...




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