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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Renewal policy 'needs new mindset'

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Town Planning Board members urged the government yesterday to 'change its mindset' on urban renewal and stop treating such projects as a business. The board said the requirement for the Urban Renewal Authority to fund itself inhibited efforts to preserve heritage and the character of the neighbourhoods it redeveloped. Board vice-chairman Greg Wong Chak-yan cited ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Large urban farm in east Kowloon set to open in March

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 06:12pm

    ... Edward Tang The community can expect to reap what they sow in a new, 750,000-square-foot urban farm starting from March. The “Urban Oasis” in Ngau Tau Kok aims to combine greenery and community participation through farming on accessible urban spaces, says Christian Family Service Centre, a social welfare group which runs the site. “Urban farming is popular in other countries. ...

  6. Kwun Tong renewal project hits snag

    Posted Jan 08th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The Urban Renewal Authority is having difficulty taking over the remaining properties for the Kwun Tong redevelopment project because some owners are holding on to their shops ... of the urban renewal strategy is entering the third phase of consultation. The authority will hold a forum tomorrow for seven district councils that cover old urban areas to share the initial findings ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Groups warn URA of more unrest over unfair compensation

    Posted Dec 14th 2010, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Pressure groups warned yesterday that the government and the Urban Renewal Authority faced the possibility of more confrontations because the framework for compensating residents ... steering committee set up to review the strategy that governed the Urban Renewal Authority's work was dissolved five months early. Activists made the remarks after they handed in what ...

  9. Residents' renewal choice urged

    Posted Feb 16th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong and Joyce Ng Residents affected by redevelopment should be given a choice to stay, government advisers reviewing the city's urban renewal strategy have said after visiting ... including the new role of the Urban Renewal Authority, and various models for redevelopment. 'We hope to reach for a solution that will make us all happy. It would be unhealthy if the authority ...

  10. 'Bottom-up' approach set to give affected communities a bigger say on projects

    Posted Oct 15th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The Urban Renewal Authority will take a bottom-up approach by discussing planned projects with affected communities and take on new roles under its new strategy. Unanswered ... formulated in 2001 that has been criticised for a lack of public participation in rebuilding old communities. In affected areas, a local committee termed a District Urban Renewal Forum comprising ...




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