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  1. Guidelines in works to bring breath of fresh air

    Posted Jun 14th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... developments- by improving the layout and design of urban areas- but developers will not be forced to follow it. The move by the Planning Department comes after an 'unprecedented' university study found poor street alignment and densely packed, bulky buildings were the main culprits for poor air flow- and resulting sultry conditions. Director of Planning Bosco Fung Chee-keung said ...

  2. New land ranking to improve planning

    Posted Jul 07th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan A comprehensive classification system for Hong Kong's landscape will soon be introduced to encourage more sustainable planning. The Town Planning Board will meet tomorrow to discuss the findings of the 'Landscape Value Mapping of Hong Kong' study. The study, commissioned in late 2001, aims to establish baseline information providing a reference point ...

  3. London's Olympic planner states formula for success

    Posted Jul 13th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... it down and do the planning later',' he said, describing this as an abuse of urban regeneration. His company is also responsible for Beijing's Olympic aquatic park and forest park. ... Chloe Lai Successful urban regeneration is aimed at bringing social and economic benefits to those affected, the planner behind London's winning 2012 Olympics bid said yesterday. ...

  4. Developer 'threatened' by SoHo plan

    Posted Apr 12th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Li

    ... Jonathan Li Henderson Land tells court it stands to lose years of work if Housing Authority redevelopment scheme goes ahead The Urban Renewal Authority wielded a dagger over the head of a property developer in a dispute over the authority's redevelopment plan for the SoHo area, a court heard yesterday. Benjamin Yu SC said Henderson Land had been told to sacrifice its interest ...

  5. Bureau considers plan to hasten clearance of slums

    Posted Jan 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... regeneration policy, including a review of the urban renewal strategy and an examination of ways to facilitate private sector participation in urban renewal work,' the Housing, Planning and Lands ... for redevelopment under a revised government plan to accelerate the clearance of city slums. The Housing, Planning and Lands Bureau said it was considering lowering the ownership threshold to as little ...

  6. Waiving goodbye to the problems associated with urban renewal

    Posted Jan 20th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'Financing arrangements will be put in place for the implementation of urban renewal projects. These include waiver of land premiums for urban renewal ... for the latest proposal by the Housing, Planning and Lands Bureau to get the job done. The bureau's idea is to allow anyone with his eye on the redevelopment of a building to make a compulsory ...

  7. Wedding Card Street fight goes to watchdog

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... character and maintaining the social network in the redevelopment plan. Additional conditions were also added to the compensation scheme, which were not included in the Urban Renewal Ordinance. ... Chloe Lai Ombudsman investigates claims the redevelopment is being mishandled The ombudsman is investigating the government and the Urban Renewal Authority over claims that it mishandled ...

  8. Residents rally over delays to SoHo street works plan

    Posted Apr 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... property developer fight over the use of a piece of land in the area. Henderson Land is suing the Town Planning Board in a case that is expected to run for three days starting today. The residents ... out of court but officials said the court case meant they could not intervene. The Town Planning Board decided to redevelop Staunton and Wing Lee streets in 1998. When the board finished ...

  9. Community input vital for effective urban renewal

    Posted Aug 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An appeal to the government to make it easier to force the sale of properties slated for redevelopment is a reminder that urban renewal in Hong Kong is lagging other big cities. Urban ... the establishment of the Urban Renewal Authority four years ago has even added to the problems, by encouraging owners of some old buildings not to spend money on renovations in the hope their properties ...

  10. Building on experience to preserve city's heritage

    Posted Oct 04th 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... with the Urban Renewal Authority (URA), played a part in pulling down the city's old buildings and maximising returns from redevelopments. But now the 51-year-old is doing the opposite- fighting ... From 1988 to 2001, she worked for the Lands Development Council, which was renamed the Urban Renewal Authority in 2000. She then worked at Kadoorie Farm before landing a job ...




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