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  1. 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 ...

  2. Battle lines drawn to save Wing Lee Street tenements

    Posted Mar 08th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Planning Board has so far received 449 submissions from individuals, most of them objecting to the redevelopment. On Facebook, a group called Stop the Urban Renewal Authority from Destroying SoHo in Hong Kong has drawn more than 1,700 supporters. An Urban Renewal Authority spokesman said the plan would remain unchanged before the Town Planning Board vets it on March 19. 'The community ...

  3. Unique neighbourhoods lost to developer-friendly 'renewal'

    Posted Jan 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... We have been promised a review of the urban renewal strategy for some time now and yet nothing seems to have changed. The Urban Renewal Authority continues to impose its will and those ... with developers to create these new investment opportunities. What seems to be lacking in the urban renewal strategy is a longer-term vision for what a truly international city could be if it was managed ...

  4. Bid to save historic market fails

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong A plan by conservationists to save the 140-year-old street market in Central was rejected yesterday by the Town Planning Board. The board said the World City Committee proposal for the redevelopment of the Peel Street and Graham Street area was not feasible. The plan was an alternative to an Urban Renewal Authority scheme. A board spokesman said the committee's plan did ...

  5. Grey areas the battleground in NT fight

    Posted Nov 29th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... developers, government officials and the public in a mounting conflict between development and conservation. For example, there are three ways a developer or villager can carry out a building plan ... begins by asking if the site is privately owned, if it is subject to any land use zoning control and whether the development plan is in line with that. If the development is at odds ...

  6. Let's halt destruction of historic Graham Street area for profit

    Posted Oct 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that the future of urban renewal lies in 'regeneration' and 'holistic planning', yet it contradicts itself by putting a death sentence on this historic street market. There is still ... Despite strong objections from members of the community, architectural and planning professionals, the secretary for development has decided to recommend to the Chief Executive in Council ...

  7. Graham Street project heritage report must be made public

    Posted Dec 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... elements around the project area'. However, the study did not form part of the master layout plan submission and so it was not available for public inspection. This public document is crucial ... Last month, the Central and Western Concern Group asked the Development Bureau if it could inspect the heritage impact assessment of the Urban Renewal Authority's (URA) H18 Graham ...

  8. Hopewell hotel approval saga warrants independent inquiry

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the developer. In addition, it is now apparent that the 1994 scheme had a statutory deadline and although an attempt to perpetuate the scheme was made by the secretary of the Town Planning Board, ... and the public being asked to 'respect'? The history of this project suggests that an independent inquiry is necessary to identify- and close- loopholes in the planning system that allowed ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Planners reject developer call for park on North Point site

    Posted Sep 04th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Planning Board yesterday, was rejected by the board. The association was among six groups that presented submissions to the board, which was reviewing the North Point district zoning plan. It said ... with residential, commercial and community uses and will be put on the government land sale list. It and an adjacent site, planned for hotel use, were where the former North Point Estate stood. The site ...




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