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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:50am by STAFF

    ... Respect is a fundamental ingredient … whether you're a millionaire or living on the street Hong Kong emigrant Meena Wong who's bidding to become the first Chinese mayor of Vancouver   It's unfortunate to miss the opportunity to revitalise the old neighbourhood District councillor Starry Lee after owners blocked an urban renewal project in To Kwa Wan ...

  2. News - China - LAND RIGHTS

    Farmers offered an urban dream, but at what cost?

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 03:29am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Authorities are urging villagers to move to cities to free up rural land, but there's a price to pay Farmers offered an urban dream, but at what cost? ... (HK$1.14 million) per hectare and the chance to start a new life as urban dwellers. The plan is part of a pilot programme in Anhui to persuade rural residents to move to urban areas to free up land ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    URA to spend HK$1.7b renovating Cheung Sha Wan factory from 1960s

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com URA to spend HK$1.7b renovating 1960s factory The Urban Renewal Authority has announced a plan to turn a 10-storey industrial building in Cheung Sha Wan into a commercial building at a cost of HK$1.7 billion. The URA said it expected to lose up to HK$500 million on the project, which it hopes to complete by 2019-20. The 50-year-old Wing Hong Factory ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - INFRASTRUCTURE

    URA to redevelop Cheung Sha Wan industrial building

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 05:48pm

    ... A 10-storey industrial building in Cheung Sha Wan will be redeveloped into a commercial building at a cost of HK$1.7 billion in the latest project of the Urban Renewal Authority, announced on Friday. The project, the authority’s second redevelopment of a factory building, is expected to incur a loss of up to HK$500 million by the time it is completed in 2019-2020. The 50-year-old Wing ...

  5. Unique neighbourhoods lost to developer-friendly 'renewal'

    Posted Jan 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... We have been promised a review of the urban renewal strategy for some time now and yet nothing seems to have changed. The Urban Renewal Authority continues to impose its will and those ... with developers to create these new investment opportunities. What seems to be lacking in the urban renewal strategy is a longer-term vision for what a truly international city could be if it was managed ...

  6. Minister floats aid for shops hit by renewal

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... town planners yesterday. Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, who is reviewing the urban renewal strategy, also promised to consider giving more resources to social service teams helping people affected by redevelopments. In a Town Planning Board meeting yesterday, the first since the release last month of a consultation paper on the urban renewal review, board ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - URBAN RENEWAL

    Rescued tenement to provide homes for international artist scheme

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... by a film. Now it is hoped that some of the surviving buildings will preserve that link with the arts. One of the tenements bought by the Urban Renewal Authority has been opened as Artist Home Base, ... tenements remaining in the city, from demolition. The Urban Renewal Authority has been able to acquire four of the 12 tenements, with others to be run by the University of Hong Kong and the Hong ...

  8. Anger over renewal authority's 'forgotten' Des Voeux Rd mansion

    Posted Oct 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chester Yung A residential building under the management of the Urban Renewal Authority in Western District has been largely left idle for more than 10 years. Up to 84 per cent, or 168 ... is entirely up to the eligible tenants who are affected by the URA's ongoing and future urban renewal projects to choose rehousing or cash compensation as settlement, while the URA has to keep ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Old factories to make way for flats

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Old factories to be bulldozed for new flats Industrial buildings more than 30 years old will be torn down and replaced by residential blocks to increase housing supply and make better use of land in rundown areas, the Urban Renewal Authority says. The URA plans to undertake 20 to 25 URA-initiated and demand-led projects at a total ...

  10. Residents may get say on renewal

    Posted Sep 18th 2007, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... Quinton Chan and Helen Wu The Urban Renewal Authority is considering allowing residents in old districts to initiate redevelopment plans to help minimise tensions. Sources said a 'demand-driven, bottom-up' development model could reduce conflicts between the authority and those affected by redevelopment projects. 'At present, our strategy is very much top-down, as we ...




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