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  1. Sea of tranquility in the heart of the city

    Posted Sep 19th 2007, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... from its investments. Derek Chung Siu-kuen, associate director of sales and marketing with the developer, said West Kowloon would be a new urban centre and business hub for Hong Kong. 'It ... of the most popular shopping malls in the city. Currently on sale is its new development One SilverSea, located at Hoi Fai Road on the waterfront area near Olympic Station. Mr Chung said the project ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/608348/sea-tranquility-heart-city
  2. NEIGHBOURHOOD SOUNDS

    Aberdeen: Sea life going under as tide turns

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and I wouldn't want them to be because life out at sea is too taxing,' says Leung of an occupation now almost entirely dominated by men. 'I would say the 40-somethings are the last generation ... that once relied on mariculture includes Aberdeen, Shek Pai Wan, Tin Wan and Ap Lei Chau. A relic of its maritime past lies in the temples dedicated to Tin Hau, the sea goddess worshipped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008429/aberdeen-sea-life-going-under-tide-turns
  3. Sustainable development based on regulation and incentives

    Posted Dec 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of expertise in the issues. That study brought together information from many sources that shows Hong Kong is facing major problems in the quality of our urban environment- urban heat-island effect, ... It did show that the sale of government land in critical locations around the urban area will make the situation worse. Ms Law supports the consultants' proposal to rezone development sites ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/701874/sustainable-development-based-regulation-and-incentives
  4. District councils seek 200 urban renewal projects

    Posted Jul 09th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong In the city's first 'ground-up' consultation about urban renewal, which has solicited district council ideas on how to improve the planning and design of old ... to the top-down approach previously used by the government. The Development Bureau and the Urban Renewal Authority Study yesterday released several recommendations. The two bodies funded surveys by seven ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/719229/district-councils-seek-200-urban-renewal-projects
  5. '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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/633976/balanced-option-wan-chai-market
  6. Truth behind urban decay more sinister than URA's 'sob story'

    Posted Nov 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Does Barry Cheung Chun-yuen, chairman of the Urban Renewal Authority (URA), really think your readers will fall for the sob story scenario in his article ('The need for a sensible balance in urban renewal', November 18)? He mentions issues such as air quality, density, green issues and open space - all anathema to a URA development. The real reason for urban decay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/660918/truth-behind-urban-decay-more-sinister-uras-sob-story
  7. Date set for urban renewal review

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Public consultations to last until 2010 The long-awaited review of the government's urban renewal strategy will begin in August, with more than 130 business, professional, academic and public-concern groups to be invited to participate. The government says the review, aimed at gauging people's views on the future direction of urban regeneration, will adopt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642073/date-set-urban-renewal-review
  8. Urban renewal needs flexible approach

    Posted Feb 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Urban renewal projects anywhere always have the potential to be controversial. Homes are often more than just real estate, and neighbourhoods are repositories of history and culture. ... as Wedding Card Street- in Wan Chai. No wonder the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) is reviewing its strategy for the dozen or so projects set to begin over the next few years- and the remaining 200 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/445530/urban-renewal-needs-flexible-approach
  9. Driver escapes after reversing car into sea

    Posted Sep 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A motorist had a narrow escape after he reversed his car into the sea on the waterfront off Tam Kon Shan Road on Tsing Yi Island at about 2.15pm yesterday. Police said the 27-year-old man stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake while reversing. Fireboats and marine police launches were dispatched. The driver managed to get out of the car, which then sank, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/723610/driver-escapes-after-reversing-car-sea
  10. Speed up renewal, surveyors plead

    Posted Aug 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Foster Wong Changes are sought over the compulsory sale of properties Surveyors have urged the government to help speed up urban renewal by changing the law regarding the compulsory sale ... for redevelopment. 'The progress of Hong Kong's urban renewal has been less than satisfactory,' HKIS president Cheung Tat-tong said yesterday. 'The capability of the Urban Renewal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/512640/speed-renewal-surveyors-plead

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