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  1. Renewal projects to get green walls

    Posted Mar 25th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Kong urban renewal projects following a successful experimental project at a residential development in Tsuen Wan. Last year, the Urban Renewal Authority experimented with vertical planting ... to be a burden to the developer, but a greener environment will enhance the value of the development as a whole,' Mr Lam said, adding the authority would apply the technology to future renewal ...

  2. Painting the town red and much more

    Posted Aug 27th 2005, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... with Quinton Chan Officials from the Urban Renewal Authority must have taken a lesson from Italian fashion chain United Colors of Benetton. In its latest scheme to make our city more colourful, the authority plans to paint a number of ageing buildings in old districts under renovation with colours such as yellow, red, blue, orange and purple. It sounds a great idea. Apparently ...

  3. Renewals must follow green code, URA says

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong and Joyce Ng Developers participating in renewal projects will be required to reduce carbon emissions by using environmentally friendly designs and measures that save energy, the Urban Renewal Authority said yesterday. The authority was willing to bear the additional construction cost to set an example for developers to follow, the authority's chairman, Barry Cheung ...

  4. Urban Jungle

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... so easily. So why are China, India, the United States and even countries like Kenya showing renewed interest in the moon? I found the answer when I heard the term 'helium-3' ...

  5. Urban Jungle

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... energy demands. It has zero emissions and is renewable. The energy cost in its production is returned in only three months of use. Wide swathes of land need to be used, but the use of offshore ...

  6. Action stations

    Posted Jan 30th 2008, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... buildings (on a micro level) and community-friendly urban areas (on a macro level), to flourish. 'The government needs to tick boxes. The checklist is out of date sending our environment in one ... energy efficient lighting and cooling systems, and renewable energy could be used to reduce a building's carbon footprint. Providing more green space would be a plus too, although developers ...

  7. Health comes before view marred by wind farm

    Posted Feb 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be able to see it from High Junk Peak through the pollution, anyway. If Hong Kong can lead the way as an urban community using wind power as a renewable resource, should we not be responsible ... quality. Thus, it is clear to all that there is an urgent need to introduce renewable energy sources to Hong Kong. This is not only in the interests of Hong Kong people, but it is crucial ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LAND

    Unease at planned reclamation projects in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... found that 90 per cent of potential urban renewal sites would not prove financially viable for private sector projects. West Kowloon was the largest reclamation site proposed during that period, ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Urban planning experts are critical of government plans that fail to offer a sound vision and details on how such work will improve people's lives Unease ...

  9. Hanoi Road project lacks open public space, says green group

    Posted Mar 26th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Development Corporation- the predecessor of the Urban Renewal Authority- did not include the footbridge. But the design had been amended seven times since then. It also said the original design ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Oct 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Amy Ng, Clear the Air More open space provided I refer to the article, 'Cramping our style' (September 27). Of the 32 projects started since the Urban Renewal Authority was formed ... Tam, executive director, Urban Renewal Authority We cannot ignore abuse I agree with Martina Ngai that the government and society must face squarely the problems of child abuse and other forms ...




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