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  1. Lawmakers call for fuel subsidies to be given for urban renewal projects

    Posted Jun 25th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... to self-finance would limit the creativity of renewal plans.' He welcomed a government suggestion to collect the public's views on the new urban renewal strategy through websites and electronic ... Olga Wong Lawmakers have called on the government to give fuel subsidies to the Urban Renewal Authority, both to help it deal with high energy prices and to revamp its financing model. ...

  2. Public space should not be left in private hands

    Posted Aug 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... city. Life is stressful and can be difficult. Our flats are often cramped and recreational space in urban areas is limited. To ensure quality of life, we need places to relax, get exercise ...

  3. Six Asian cities to be studied in revamp of urban renewal policy

    Posted Jul 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... a five-year plan. At the meeting, members urged the Urban Renewal Authority to study the impact on communities uprooted by redevelopment. They also told the government to put more emphasis ... Olga Wong Hong Kong will draw on the experience of six Asian cities to revamp its urban renewal strategy, members of a group that will steer the review have been told. At their first ...

  4. New era for urban renewal beckons

    Posted Jul 18th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... and propose changes to urban renewal policy. Present policy was promulgated in 2001 under a five-year plan for the authority. In the light of increasing demand for preservation, Mrs Lam said a major ... Olga Wong Steering committee of community members may flag big changes in redevelopments A review of the much-criticised urban renewal strategy officially began yesterday, ...

  5. Urban lighting a new challenge for industry

    Posted Jun 04th 2008, 12:00am by Grace Wu

    ... and visitors to find out what is popular in the market. This year the focus is on urban lighting. 'Urban lighting is an important element for the security of a city. Once fulfilling this role, urban lighting contributes to revealing the stories and the heritage of a city,' said Alain Guilhot, a world-famous lighting designer, president of Architecture Lumiere, a French ...

  6. Government role urged in row over public space

    Posted Jun 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to provide open space or a public passageway, as it had contributed positively to urban development. 'The developers are usually willing to bear the capital costs, as those are generally modest ...

  7. Residential projects ignore rules, study finds

    Posted Feb 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu Nearly one in four private residential developments do not comply with Town Planning Board conditions, a university study has revealed. Flat buyers in these developments might end ... to leave a space for the landing of a pedestrian link in Bellagio. He said another property owner had already built a footbridge there. An Urban Renewal Authority spokesman said the Planning ...

  8. Date set for urban renewal review

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

    ... disruption to communities and cost to business caused by urban renewal projects. The Urban Renewal Authority, which was set up in 2001, has found itself in hot water over some redevelopment plans ... process, while a review website will be set up to disseminate information and facilitate public participation and discussion. A study will also be launched to examine urban renewal policies ...

  9. Fewer streets, bigger profits for developers

    Posted Aug 18th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... it was not compulsory for developers to study a street's value. Mr Ng said removing streets made it easier to plan and design a development. 'The streets could be kept and treated as open space,' ... of the Urban Design Alliance, Vincent Ng Wing-shun, said guidelines were necessary to control this phenomenon. Development density is controlled by plot ratio- gross floor area divided by site area- ...

  10. Bid to save historic market fails

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong A plan by conservationists to save the 140-year-old street market in Central was rejected yesterday by the Town Planning Board. The board said the World City Committee proposal for the redevelopment of the Peel Street and Graham Street area was not feasible. The plan was an alternative to an Urban Renewal Authority scheme. A board spokesman said the committee's plan did ...




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