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  1. Shenzhen seas seriously polluted

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... excessive pollutants, according to a maritime study. A professor of marine chemistry says the problem could worsen this year, as some temporary efforts to improve water quality last year for the World University Games are no longer in effect. The 2011 study, issued on Wednesday by Shenzhen's Urban Planning and Land Resources Commission, found a total of 565 square kilometres ...

  2. Floods cause chaos

    Posted Feb 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... poor urban planning for the disaster. 'Authorities hand out [building permits] even though they clearly violate environmental impact studies,' The Jakarta Post quoted him as saying. ...

  3. Road activists demand action to slow drivers and save lives

    Posted May 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Activists in 102 countries called for a variety of safety measures to support the campaign. Kwong, who plans to conduct an in-depth study and draft a proposal to the Transport Department, said he ... that lowering speed limits would reduce fatalities on the city's streets. 'Lowering car speed in urban areas not only improves road safety, but also improves our living environment ...

  4. One in 25 buildings don't meet standards: survey

    Posted Sep 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... dean of the faculty of architecture. He added that their research results could also be shared with the Urban Renewal Authority. He said the researchers planned to set up a building assessment ... unified standards of measurement,' Professor Chau said. The team will study about 200 buildings in North Point this year. ...

  5. Killer blaze highlights the dangers of divided flats

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... or cause water seepage. It is studying measures to regulate subdivided flats, such as requiring qualified contractors to do the work. Ho said subdivided flats should be controlled by a licensing ... submit a layout plan to officials for records. The rear exit must be left within the common area. Starry Lee Wai-king, Kowloon City district councillor from the Democratic Alliance ...

  6. Coral find in Victoria Harbour hailed

    Posted Dec 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... garrison. That finding was made in a just-completed study of selected sites for the Harbour Area Treatment Scheme. 'The study aimed to find out what's down there at the selected sites to help our planning for the harbour sewage treatment scheme. If there is anything significant, we will have to protect it if the scheme goes ahead. But what we have found is not uncommon,' ...

  7. Beijing public health system's emergency response too slow, say officials

    Posted Nov 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... study. At the meeting, Mr Niu outlined a draft plan to improve the city's health services in the long term. It includes a commitment to set up more emergency medical centres, to ensure ... by an imbalanced investment in the health system between urban and rural areas; a weak response system to counter outbreaks of disease; a low standard of infrastructure in public health; a lack ...

  8. The water margin

    Posted Dec 27th 2007, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Christine Loh cloh@civic-exchange.org A study this year, led by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, shows that among China's cities, Guangzhou faces ... management and urban development strategies. Given the heavy concentration of people and assets in the world's main port cities, and the importance of global trade, failure to develop effective ...

  9. talk back

    Posted Feb 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q What do you think of the redevelopment plan for Peel and Graham streets? The Urban Renewal Authority intends to 'bring back old charms and streetscapes' in Central ... is wrong with the present 1950s to '60s housing stock and what studies were undertaken to see if rejuvenation rather than destruction was a feasible alternative? Why was the stock allowed ...

  10. Pondering what lies beneath

    Posted Apr 13th 2007, 12:00am by James Lee

    ... green lung in the crowded urban landscape that is Mong Kok. What lies beneath its football and rugby fields is a huge cavern that is the size of about 2? football pitches. At 136 metres long, ... gravity,' said Mr Arnold. But in an urban, built-up city such as Hong Kong, 'sometimes it is necessary to increase the [drainage system] capacity with pumping stations and even temporary ...




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