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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. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Urban renewal needs more funding: lawmakers to government

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Government urged to financially support URA's loss-making projects Urban renewal needs more funding: lawmakers Lawmakers have urged the government to give more financial support to the Urban Renewal Authority, which may have to forgo small redevelopment projects that generate larger losses. But Development Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po sidestepped ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's profit-driven urban renewal policy needs a rethink

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 03:42am by CARINE LAI

    ... Carine Lai Carine Lai says the priority of our urban renewal policy needs to be shifted away from buying and selling buildings for sufficient profits Let's start again Three years ago, the Urban Renewal Authority announced a new "demand-led" strategy for urban renewal. Now, the strategy has stalled. Because of the unprofitability of small projects, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Profit should not be overriding motive when it comes to urban renewal

    Posted May 30th 2014, 03:49am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Boost funds for urban renewal The tens of thousands of old and new buildings jammed-packed in a small city gives Hong Kong one of the most interesting cityscapes in the world. But behind the facades of many dilapidated blocks live countless households who do not have money to maintain their properties. They have to wait for the Urban Renewal Authority or private ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TOWN PLANNING

    Money, not a social mission, seems to be driving Urban Renewal Authority

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 11:26am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Urban renewal body's move away from smaller, less profitable projects leads many to wonder if it is abandoning its mission to society Is the URA putting profit before society? The Urban Renewal Authority's move to scale down its commitment to small projects initiated by building owners begs the question: does the authority value its social ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Urban Renewal Authority right to pay for podium in redevelopment

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 02:47am by LETTERS

    ... on local residents in Kwun Tong redevelopment", February 28). The arrangement for the Urban Renewal Authority to undertake the construction cost of the podium for public facilities ... well-perceived tender risks, widen tender participation and protect the financial attractiveness of the tender. Angela Tang, general manager, external relations, Urban Renewal Authority ...

  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 - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Urban Renewal Authority rules out renovation for unsafe building

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Residents of unsafe block on their own with revamp Residents living in a dangerous building in To Kwa Wan will have to solve redevelopment problems on their own after the Urban Renewal Authority refused to start an overhaul yesterday. After a board meeting, the authority said in a statement that it preferred to help the residents through its ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    'Callous' career man Victor So takes helm of Urban Renewal Authority

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng and Joshua But

    ... A former Link Reit chief- a man a lawmaker has described as "callous and conservative" in their past dealings over housing- has been appointed to head the Urban Renewal Authority. Victor ... investigating his failed Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange (HKMEx) last month. "So is a veteran in urban renewal and public and private sector developments," Secretary for Development Paul Chan ...




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