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  1. 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 ...

  2. Seeking a better balance in urban renewal

    Posted Jun 06th 2010, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... will prepare a report by year's end. So far, the review suggests 'urban renewal forums' be set up in different districts to plan the scope and strategy of renewal, including where ... Chloe Lai When the Urban Renewal Authority acquired the building where 85-year-old Ko Tak-leung and his wife Ho Foon, 84, live, he had an acute sense of deja vu. A decade ago Ko and his ...

  3. Local forums to guide future urban renewal developments

    Posted May 12th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong In an attempt to head off community friction over urban renewal projects, a forum will be set up in each affected district to involve the local community right from the planning ... confidential, which would also tend to prevent speculation, the bureau said. It proposes setting up a local planning mechanism in each old district, to be called a district urban renewal forum. Each ...

  4. Urban renewal to take more creative approach

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong In the first of a three-part series on the review of the urban renewal strategy, Urban Renewal Authority chairman Barry Cheung Chun-yuen tells Olga Wong the authority is considering offering more options to residents by adopting a more creative approach. The days when elderly residents and small shopkeepers are forced out of their neighbourhoods by urban- renewal ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. 'Taobao village' rides on Yiwu's success

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to expand its urban area.' The project is now in full swing as the city has become a commodity-trading hub in eastern China. Qingyanliu is one of the dozens of villages that have been made part of the city. The fastest urbanisation in the world has been taking place on the mainland. According to a report on urban development by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 620 million people, ...

  10. Building blocks

    Posted Mar 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... do not keep their properties safe must be punished, building safety standards must be upheld, and the role of the Urban Renewal Authority must be realigned to protect lives, properties ...




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