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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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) ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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. ... 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 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Developer should foot the bill: Urban Renewal Authority

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com It is Cheung Kong unit's responsibility to pay the HK$23 million to buy back land on which it built The Center, renewal authority tells court Developer should foot the bill: U.R.A. A Cheung Kong unit agreed to pay for the resumption of land on which The Center was built, and the agreement is still in force, lawyers for the Urban Renewal ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - WANT

    Trend spotter: sports luxe and urban dandy in the fashion spotlight

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 10:42pm by DERVLA LOULI

    ... we'll be sporting this spring and summer. Even if you're not looking to renew your gym membership anytime soon, you can deconstruct this trend and make it yours. Pair a statement sweatshirt ... (HK$213) available at H&M 5. Claudie Pierlot theory jumper (HK$1,390) available at Rue Madame 6. Sandro shorts (HK$2,725)     Urban dandy The ever-evolving dandy trend gets a grittier spin ...

  8. Urban Renewal Authority should be included in new competition law

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... In the name of promoting competition, the government is pushing forward the competition bill but seeks exemptions for virtually all of the 581 statutory bodies. The exemptions of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC) and the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) will promote anti-competitive behaviour. The TDC manages the convention centre in Wan Chai under an exclusive ...

  9. Building surveyors in demand as HK gets cracking on urban renewal projects

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and urban renewal projects in Hong Kong grows. 'There are plenty of career options. The Housing Authority, Urban Renewal Authority, surveyor firms, developers, project management companies ...

  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai government admits lack of power to renew troubled rice subsidy

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters in Bangkok

    ... not have the power to renew a rice subsidy scheme when it expires at the end of the month, risking further alienating farmers angry over late payments for their current crop. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, assailed since November by a largely urban, middle-class protest movement bent on driving her from office, is now facing unrest among her Puea Thai Party’s natural supporters ...




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