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  1. 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 ...

  2. Bureau considers plan to hasten clearance of slums

    Posted Jan 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... regeneration policy, including a review of the urban renewal strategy and an examination of ways to facilitate private sector participation in urban renewal work,' the Housing, Planning and Lands ... for redevelopment under a revised government plan to accelerate the clearance of city slums. The Housing, Planning and Lands Bureau said it was considering lowering the ownership threshold to as little ...

  3. Waiving goodbye to the problems associated with urban renewal

    Posted Jan 20th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with 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 ... for the latest proposal by the Housing, 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 ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Art House: Antonioni's La Notte focuses more on characters than urban alienation

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:21pm by EDMUND LEE

    ... — instead of the dehumanising urban environment that stole the spotlight in many of his seminal efforts. Although it begins with a shot that rises above the Milan streets to admire the wonder that is the Pirelli Tower, La Notte is really just a close study of an unhappy, middle-class couple whose emotional issues are largely separate from the times. That affinity to the stylistically mundane may ...

  5. Wedding Card Street fight goes to watchdog

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... character and maintaining the social network in the redevelopment plan. Additional conditions were also added to the compensation scheme, which were not included in the Urban Renewal Ordinance. ... Chloe Lai Ombudsman investigates claims the redevelopment is being mishandled The ombudsman is investigating the government and the Urban Renewal Authority over claims that it mishandled ...

  6. City Digest

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tenements excised from Staunton Street project The Town Planning Board officially announced changes to the Urban Renewal Authority's Staunton Street redevelopment under which the tenement buildings on Wing Lee Street will be excluded. However, private redevelopment of the buildings is allowed, but cannot exceed the present four storeys. ...

  7. Government should develop comprehensive plan for Central

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of an 'oasis' pops up routinely in its plans. This leads to photoshopped images of people enjoying public spaces they would most likely avoid. The urban oasis is a design clich?. William Whyte, ... Hats off to Oren Tatcher for offering the boldest and smartest proposal for the redevelopment of Central Market: replace it with needed office space- while halting plans to tear up ...

  8. URA to recruit for new projects

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wilson Lau The Urban Renewal Authority (URA) expects to increase its headcount over the next five years to satisfy the growing demand for skilled professionals arising from its multiple ... department at the authority. URA's current headcount is 400. From time to time and in line with its business plans, the authority hires individuals with specialised skills and knowledge ...

  9. Planning board meetings 'should be open to public'

    Posted Nov 24th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Transparency trend is irreversible, says veteran member A veteran member of the Town Planning Board has called for meetings to be open to the public. Anthony Cooray, who teaches constitution and planning law at City University, said: 'The trend towards greater public participation and transparency is irreversible. 'Hong Kong is moving towards this. It is all very ...

  10. Legco call to review 'bully' tactics

    Posted Sep 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu Legislators called for a comprehensive review of the government's urban renewal strategy yesterday, saying social discontent over the way the Urban Renewal Authority handled some of its projects would soon 'explode' if a review did not come in time. Albert Chan Wai-yip, of the League of Social Democrats, told the Legislative Council's planning, lands ...




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