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  1. In the forefront of recovery

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Susie Gyopos Urban planning is expanding despite a dry spell of business due to the global downturn. Opportunities are strong on the mainland and in developing economies across Asia. Paul ... has the side effect of improving the environment.' Entering the planning profession requires a degree in urban planning, planning or urban design. The University of Hong Kong offers ...

  2. Time runs out on old village

    Posted Sep 09th 2009, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... has become the biggest piece of prime land near Pearl River New Town because of development and is part of the Guangzhou city government's five urban village redevelopment plans aimed ... De village. But now urban renewal finds him at a crossroads. For the past 17 years, customers could count on Zheng opening his little convenience store each morning at 7 to serve ...

  3. Planning board backs SoHo owners' plan

    Posted Jul 25th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Confusion surrounds a project to redevelop Staunton Street after the Town Planning Board urged the government yesterday to consider shrinking the site to preserve five tenement buildings recently refurbished by owners. Some buildings were only bought and refurbished after the Urban Renewal Authority announced the redevelopment plan in 2003. The owners asked board members ...

  4. Shanghai weighs raising plot ratio

    Posted Apr 01st 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou, Peggy Sito

    ... bigger projects, resulting in higher earnings. 'If the plan materialises, it will be the latest effort from the government to speed up the pace of redeveloping obsolete urban areas ... said she was aware of the plan but this did not address another problem slowing the pace of urban redevelopment, namely that residents of old developments due for renewal did not want to move ...

  5. Time for government to address public spaces

    Posted Apr 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Wan Chai. But the Urban Renewal Authority and the government say the roof is actually public space to which everyone should have access, not only pub patrons. The pub, however, has countered that this was not stated clearly on the lease or in the master layout plan, though it is now ready to act in a gentlemanly fashion and allow outsiders to visit. The latest controversy is all too familiar and again ...

  6. Redevelopment of Wedding Card Street is on hold

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... in co-developing the project, centred on Lee Tung Street in Wan Chai, by the Urban Renewal Authority. 'The economic environment has completely changed since developers were asked to express interest ... appealing to developers because of its urban location. He said flats in J Residence, another Wan Chai redevelopment project in the neighbourhood, had changed hands at reasonable market values ...

  7. Residents' renewal choice urged

    Posted Feb 16th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong and Joyce Ng Residents affected by redevelopment should be given a choice to stay, government advisers reviewing the city's urban renewal strategy have said after visiting ... including the new role of the Urban Renewal Authority, and various models for redevelopment. 'We hope to reach for a solution that will make us all happy. It would be unhealthy if the authority ...

  8. Urban Renewal Authority told to make smaller and cheaper flats

    Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The Urban Renewal Authority should be required to provide a certain number of small and cheaper flats in its redevelopment projects, surveyors have proposed. David Tse Kin-wah, chairman of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' task force on urban-renewal strategy, said redevelopment projects were delivering mostly luxury flats, adding ...

  9. Coupons fail to spark interest in URA poll

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Urban Renewal Authority chairman Barry Cheung Chun-yuen, who this year started its first study into the impact of redevelopment projects on residents, said an offer ... will continue the study,' he added. 'The next one will be in Kwun Tong.' Ho Hei-wah, a member of the government's steering committee on urban renewal strategy, said tracking studies ...

  10. Bureau plans to run open spaces

    Posted May 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... Joyce Ng and Olga Wong The Development Bureau has proposed that the government take over management of public open space in future private residential and mixed developments, but may allow developers to keep charge of such space in commercial projects. Un ...




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