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  1. Urban renaissance

    Posted Jul 29th 2003, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... such an opportunity, but Singapore, by reclaiming land from the sea, once again has a chance to do something impressive. The city-state has long been considered a model of urbanism, having successfully kept ... 2003', recently unveiled by the Urban Redevelopment Authority, plans to make Singapore's central region a more vibrant hub to live in, with an increase of 35 per cent in housing units. Part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423173/urban-renaissance
  2. All at sea over development

    Posted Oct 04th 2003, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... a deep affinity for Hong Kong's most famous attraction and reminisces about a time when the harbour was altogether more peaceful, with less traffic and calmer waters. One urban myth he ... have commercial as well as sentimental concerns. The decades of reclamation off West Kowloon, Central and Wan Chai have led to choppy seas and fewer big ships mooring in the harbour, squeezing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429993/all-sea-over-development
  3. Industry giant will not compromise on quality mission

    Posted Nov 29th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... Tim Metcalfe Urban Group's commitment to a 'total quality management journey', coupled with its unique ' Sm@rtUrban ' information technology solution for e-facility management, earned Hong Kong's largest property manager a Certificate of Merit in the FAME awards. As a founder member of the Hong Kong Institute of Facility Management (HKIFM), Urban ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/436341/industry-giant-will-not-compromise-quality-mission
  4. 30 Years Of Photography

    Posted Oct 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In Hong Kong Bob Davis has been documenting Hong Kong with his camera since his arrival in the early 1970s. Most of his work is in black and white and captures social and environmental images of urban and rural areas. Mon-Sat, noon-10pm. Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2521 7251. Ends Nov 12 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/432807/30-years-photography
  5. Greening group plans to plant giant fake cacti on Nathan Rd

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be installed in plant beds, with lighting used to colour the bizarre sculptures red, blue, green and yellow. In another urban beautification proposal, the area under the Connaught Road flyover near ... There is no timetable for the beautification plans, which are part of a $500 million effort to green Hong Kong with millions of trees and shrubs. The committee wants to plant 10 million trees in urban areas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427498/greening-group-plans-plant-giant-fake-cacti-nathan-rd
  6. Change to land charges can fight urban blight

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... since it discourages redevelopment of urban blight, according to an action plan proposed by the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors. The government should stop trying to capture the full rise ... value. But this is not the case in urban redevelopment projects that involve lease modification as all the marriage value goes to the landlord - the government.' Secretary for Housing, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428879/change-land-charges-can-fight-urban-blight
  7. Policy on land use impeding urban renewal

    Posted Sep 29th 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... that this is the reason for much of our urban blight. Make a trip by road from somewhere around Tai Po to Central and you may notice something odd. At first, all the buildings are new. Then, as you go through ... of this and so the government tried again about three years ago with the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). That one was originally proposed by Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa with the hint that perhaps ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429444/policy-land-use-impeding-urban-renewal
  8. Urban renewal hits brick wall

    Posted Dec 30th 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan, Chloe Lai

    ... unveiled yesterday, was promptly branded 'the worst consultation paper in a decade' by one legislator. The document was also criticised by an urban renewal expert for failing to take ... of the Urban Regeneration Taskforce, a non-government group dedicated to urban renewal, said: 'The problem we are facing now is that property owners are either unwilling to pay for maintenance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439514/urban-renewal-hits-brick-wall
  9. Agent of change takes the burden off urban areas

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Vanapa Ongvises

    ... the more congested urban areas to the New Territories. The process of developing formerly rural areas in the New Territories began in the early 1970s with the implementation ... the population from the overcrowded urban areas to the New Territories and in supplying workers for industrial areas in the new towns, he says. Through three generations of new towns, the rural ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439016/agent-change-takes-burden-urban-areas
  10. Urban jobless goal of 4.5pc on target

    Posted Oct 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan China's goal to keep its urban unemployment rate at 4.5 per cent this year is on target despite the disruption to the job market by the outbreak of Sars, says Minister ... Council earlier had set the goal of creating eight million jobs this year and helping four million laid-off workers find jobs. It hopes to keep the urban unemployment rate at 4.5 per cent. Mr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/432384/urban-jobless-goal-45pc-target

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