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  1. Big profits in urban renewal under spotlight

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The Urban Renewal Authority was criticised for buying low and selling high yesterday in a legislative meeting in which the authority disclosed to lawmakers details of its surplus ... were small to medium in size. Lucrative The Urban Renewal Authority says it made a net profit in the past five years of this much, in HK dollars: $2b ...

  2. District councils seek 200 urban renewal projects

    Posted Jul 09th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong In the city's first 'ground-up' consultation about urban renewal, which has solicited district council ideas on how to improve the planning and design of old ... to the top-down approach previously used by the government. The Development Bureau and the Urban Renewal Authority Study yesterday released several recommendations. The two bodies funded surveys by seven ...

  3. Urban Renewal Authority told to make smaller and cheaper flats

    Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The Urban Renewal Authority should be required to provide a certain number of small and cheaper flats in its redevelopment projects, surveyors have proposed. David Tse Kin-wah, chairman of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' task force on urban-renewal strategy, said redevelopment projects were delivering mostly luxury flats, adding ...

  4. Musicians fear the sound of urban renewal

    Posted Jun 28th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... most under threat. Compared with the other two- Fo Tan and San Po Kong- the area is considered to have the highest redevelopment potential because of the Urban Renewal Authority's ongoing, ...

  5. Urban renewal should aim to improve residents' quality of life

    Posted Mar 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I was delighted by the contribution to the debate on urban renewal in Sir David Akers-Jones' letter ('Many of our older apartment blocks were not built to last', March 26). ... elderly citizens living in the tenement blocks which are within the areas slated for urban renewal and which others in the community value for their local colour and the memories they evoke ...

  6. For and against Urban Renewal Authority's revised project

    Posted Dec 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I welcome the Urban Renewal Authority's (URA) revised plan for Staunton Street. Officials have taken note of public opinion. The URA announced it would cut 18 storeys off the top ... Regarding the Urban Renewal Authority's (URA) revised plan for SoHo, the residents of the neighbourhood and Hongkongers unanimously reject it. We want a vibrant and interesting city. Even ...

  7. Architectural landmark shows the potential of urban renewal

    Posted Sep 25th 2009, 12:00am by Ajay Shamdasani

    ... Ajay Shamdasani When a cement factory and a facility for storing ice are no longer needed it can spell uncertainty for a thriving industrial area. But urban renewal plans for Kwun Tong have seen some eye-catching pieces of office architecture take shape. Just a 10-minute walk from the MTR station is Kwun Tong 223- a landmark two-tower, 22-storey office building in Wai Yip ...

  8. Date set for urban renewal review

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Public consultations to last until 2010 The long-awaited review of the government's urban renewal strategy will begin in August, with more than 130 business, professional, ... 'a root-and-branch approach' to examine changing circumstances and public concerns during the urban renewal process. A Development Bureau paper released yesterday for discussion ...

  9. Urban renewal heralds bright future

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Prudence Lui

    ... Prudence Lui East Kowloon is set to make a big leap once two key developments in Kai Tak and Kwun Tong start taking shape. The Urban Renewal Authority's 5.4-hectare Kwun Tong ... is expected to start with the relocation of the bus terminus in Yuet Wah Street to a new facility in Fuk Tong Road. According to a Urban Renewal Authority spokesman, the acquisition cost is estimated ...

  10. Urban 'renewal' is more about removal of low-income families

    Posted Apr 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter by Angela Tang of the Urban Renewal Authority ('One of URA's priorities is helping disadvantaged residents', April 14). She says the URA helps ... lower-income families from urban sites coveted by property developers as comprehensive development zones- in plain language, massive developments that decimate community relationships and extinguish ...




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