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  1. Question of the week: Are urban renewal projects destroying the real Hong Kong?

    Posted Nov 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The ultimate winner will get a Nokia 6125 mobile phone worth HK$1,998. Ho Yin-shan, 15 King George V School No, the urban renewal projects are not destroying the city. The identity of Hong Kong is as authentic and robust as ever. Urban renewal projects mean rejuvenation of life and business in old districts, for example, the construction of Langham Place in Mong Kok. Renewal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/572320
  2. From subsidised homes to urban renewal

    Posted Jun 05th 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... under the scheme, which was suspended in December 1998 in the face of depreciating property prices. The society is now mainly involved in urban renewal, housing for the elderly and building ... rental flats at affordable prices to the public. In the 1970s, the society began to participate in urban redevelopment projects after the government set up the Housing Authority to oversee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/551516/subsidised-homes-urban-renewal
  3. Strike the right balance in urban renewal plan

    Posted Mar 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to believe that buildings completed over the past two decades should remain perfectly habitable when they are 40 years old. For too long, Hong Kong people have equated urban renewal with urban ... Faced with persistent demands from the property sector to further facilitate urban redevelopment, the government has proposed making it easier for developers to force the sale ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/539812/strike-right-balance-urban-renewal-plan
  4. Urban renewal ultimatum for shops

    Posted Jul 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Asprey Get out or face legal action, Housing Society threatens Housing Society lawyers yesterday sent letters to shop tenants in the Un Chau Street urban renewal zone in Shamshuipo, ... years ago during the redevelopment of the nearby Un Chau Street Estate. He said he felt the renewal of Shamshuipo was forcing him out the district. 'I was so happy when I found this shop ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/558354/urban-renewal-ultimatum-shops
  5. Residents displaced by urban renewal get raw deal: survey

    Posted Jan 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Asprey Poor compensation has forced Shamshuipo people to move away or take smaller flats, study claims Residents relocated by an urban renewal project in Shamshuipo are now living ... institute associated with the University of Hong Kong, said the Urban Renewal Authority had neglected its duty to provide suitable accommodation to residents and businesses forced out of Po ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/533454
  6. Renewal authority's role comes under fire

    Posted May 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu The urban renewal strategy is not satisfying affected property owners and residents and should be improved, lawmaker Alan Leong Kah-kit says. He said the Urban Renewal Authority should consider acting as a middleman that only approves submissions, not as an investor. A senior official should oversee the renewal policy and its implementation to cut down on excessive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/549024/renewal-authoritys-role-comes-under-fire
  7. Get the ball rolling

    Posted May 27th 2006, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng The Urban Renewal Authority (URA) should stop holding back and proceed with redevelopment projects in old urban districts. Such projects involve the interests of different ... may view such projects from a different perspective. Urban renewal is an integral part of the government's land and housing policies, and should not be treated as a separate issue. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/550454/get-ball-rolling
  8. Renewal authority may sue over 'faked' newsletter

    Posted May 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The Urban Renewal Authority is considering legal action against an independent publisher after allegations that false information was published in the authority's newsletter ... the government would consult sufficiently. The Kwun Tong renewal is the city's biggest redevelopment project. The authority estimates it will cost $25 billion and take 10 years. It will affect 23 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547170/renewal-authority-may-sue-over-faked-newsletter
  9. Politburo renews focus on wage gap

    Posted May 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok and Vivien Cui Subsidy system for underpaid civil servants on the cards The central government renewed its appeal for narrowing the income disparity as top officials ... as much as 830,000 yuan in Shenzhen- reflects the wide gap because calculations are based on the average disposable income of urban and rural citizens in Guangdong. Families of urban residents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/550463/politburo-renews-focus-wage-gap
  10. Keen interest expected for project

    Posted Apr 14th 2006, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu The Urban Renewal Authority (URA) plans to invite bids for the $1.1 billion redevelopment of the Macpherson Indoor Stadium in Mongkok- a project that requires the developer ... to the limited land supply in that urban area,' Sun Hung Kai Real Estate Agency executive director Victor Lui Ting said. Mr Lui said the firm was interested in the project and would study the site- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/544702/keen-interest-expected-project

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