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  1. Urban Renewal Authority should be included in new competition law

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... In the name of promoting competition, the government is pushing forward the competition bill but seeks exemptions for virtually all of the 581 statutory bodies. The exemptions of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC) and the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) will promote anti-competitive behaviour. The TDC manages the convention centre in Wan Chai under an exclusive ...

  2. 'Balanced option' for Wan Chai market

    Posted Apr 17th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... to make way for pilings for the foundations on which a car park and residential development will be built, the Urban Renewal Authority said at a meeting of the Antiquities Advisory Board ... for the first floor and a private garden on the market's roof. The planned residential tower would be 157 metres above sea level. The redevelopment would leave just 1,000 square metres ...

  3. Urban renewal chief chased by 'Wedding Card Street' protesters

    Posted Dec 25th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong A meeting between the Urban Renewal Authority chairman and hunger strikers in Wan Chai's 'Wedding Card Street' ended in chaos yesterday as demonstrators chased him and blocked his departure. The meeting was arranged after a dozen protesters opposing plans to redevelop the area presented a petition to the authority's headquarters. After exchanging views ...

  4. Leader of divisive urban projects to quit

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

    ... Helen Wu The Urban Renewal Authority's managing director is poised to announce as early as today that he is standing down, sources close to the authority said. Billy Lam Chung-lun, ... Group, which represents former shop owners and residents in Lee Tung Street, hoped Mr Lam's successor would strive to 'solidly' implement the objectives set down by the Urban ...

  5. Lawmakers condemn Urban Renewal Authority over woes of development

    Posted Jun 27th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Legislators across the political spectrum launched an offensive against the Urban Renewal Authority yesterday. They were particularly angry with the authority's decision to keep the financial information of individual redevelopment projects a secret, despite repeated requests, on the grounds of commercial sensitivity. Legislators on the planning, lands and works ...

  6. More imagination needed in urban overhaul

    Posted May 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Liang Shuk-yee, accusing the government of trying to 'uglify' the area. In Wan Chai, the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) has held a competition inviting designs for Lee Tung ...

  7. Urban Renewal Authority begins $917m Wan Chai redevelopment

    Posted Jan 13th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The revamped Urban Renewal Authority yesterday began demolition work on its first redevelopment project yesterday. The $917 million scheme, at the junction of Johnston Road and Ship Street in Wan Chai, will be completed in 2007. It will bring an additional 344 new residential units and 28,000 sq ft of retail space to the property market. Five pre-war buildings ...

  8. Public involvement the best design for urban planning

    Posted Mar 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A small public square in the heart of Wan Chai is not the most obvious location for showcasing a new approach to urban planning. But the redevelopment of Southorn Playground breaks new ... they will be ones that begin and end with the views of the community which Southorn Playground serves. A similar approach would have benefited other key development projects. The Urban Renewal ...

  9. ARTISTS explore urban life images

    Posted Feb 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Two young artists are holding an exhibition which explores urban life in Hong Kong. Josephine Do Tui-yee has recorded people doing their daily chores and arranged them into seven large photos. With careful positioning, the view resembles one seen from a peephole. Alexis Ip Ka-wai has painted watercolours based on photos of Wedding Card Street in Wan Chai taken ...

  10. Ideas for creative urban makeovers praised

    Posted Aug 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI The government might want to check out the views of a group of secondary school students who have used their creativity to rebuild their neighbourhood. The youngsters took part in the Caring for Our Community project organised by the Centre of ...




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