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  1. New rules can apply to existing public space, minister says

    Posted Jan 27th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The management guidelines proposed to govern use of public open space on future private developments could be applied to some existing cases, the development chief said yesterday as the guidelines were questioned by lawmakers. Released for consu ...

  2. Independent inquiry needed to look into lack of open space policy

    Posted Apr 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Your editorial ('Time for government to address public spaces', April 5) which draws attention to the confusion on this important planning aspect in our overcrowded city ... and 'private', and between 'statutory' (as per outline zoning plans) and 'administrative' (as per the planning standards and guidelines). This leaves the door wide open ...

  3. Lots drawn for building repair applications

    Posted Jun 20th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Lots were drawn yesterday to determine the order in which more than 1,100 applications will be processed for the government initiative to repair dilapidated residential buildings more than 30 years old. The results can be found on the websites of the Housing Society and Urban Renewal Authority. The secretary for development said the bureau would seek another HK$1 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. The life of a planner revolves around change

    Posted Jul 13th 2007, 12:00am by Anneliese O'Young

    ... models that real estate developers use to create fantasies for potential buyers. In most urban sprawls, planning is a bit more complicated. And in Hong Kong, it has its own unique flavour. ... of planning and design at the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) sees the role of an urban planner as part of a whole. 'In such a diverse society, the professional view isn't the only view. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Welcome step in New Territories

    Posted Jul 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... rule for New Territories residents and a different one for the rest of us. It is good to see that the Town Planning Board- the development and rezoning authority- has finally put a brake ... a number of cases over the years in which the board approved erection of village houses on former farmland that had been subjected to illegal dumping. The Planning Department also plans to step up ...

  8. Waiving goodbye to the problems associated with urban renewal

    Posted Jan 20th 2005, 12:00am by 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 sites' Chief Executive Tung ... 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 acquisition of the rest of the units ...

  9. Urban planner doubts traffic woes will be eased for Games

    Posted Feb 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the city will remain congested long after the torch has gone out. Liang Wei, head of the Urban Planning and Design Institute of Tsinghua University, believes the problems might be more complicated. 'Traffic will remain a big headache, and urban planning will not work effectively unless government functions are moved outside the city to suburbs and satellite towns,' Mr Liang said. Wang ...

  10. Urban decentralisation and public transport cures for the headaches

    Posted Jun 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Huang Zheng Jing, Urban planner Urban decentralisation and improvements to the public transport system are the major ways to ease traffic problems in China's big cities, according to urban planning expert Zheng Jing. Dr Zheng is vice-chief planner at the Guangzhou Urban Planning & Survey Research Institute and director of the institute's region and traffic ...




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