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Being positive will make your day

Many people talk about doomsday. Are you afraid that the world will end soon? I have been asked about this a lot of times. Actually, I'm very curious about doomsday. I have many questions: what will happen that day? will all the people be destroyed?

Thursday, 22 December, 2011, 12:00am

Bringing talent down to earth

Robbert van Nouhuys is director for international projects at ACLA, a member of Hyder Consulting and a leader in the field of landscape architecture, regional planning and urban design. ACLA is now working on the Greening Master Plan for Hong Kong. After graduating in urban design and landscape architecture, van Nouhuys left his native Netherlands in search of broader horizons.

16 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Henderson out to salvage wetlands plan

Henderson Land isn't giving up its 14-year-old plan to develop a picturesque Yuen Long wetland without a fight.

It is poised to seek a review of the Town Planning Board's decision yesterday not to extend a December 18 deadline for the developer to start work on the Nam Sang Wai project under a plan that meets all the conditions previously imposed.

11 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Building a future on tomorrow's challenges

The opportunities are endless for those at the cutting edge

9 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Live and work your way with career planning

MOST OF US DREAM of success and personal satisfaction in our working lives. But few of us take the time to plan how we will achieve these dreams. It is only when faced with a crisis - such the loss of a job - that we start to think more deeply about our future direction.

31 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Pick of the day

The Future Is Wild: Ice World

Pearl, 9.30pm

15 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

We need prophets of doom - even if they are wrong

Evangelical environmentalists and social engineers have made headlines for years predicting that we will run out of resources and destroy the world. These predictions have been mostly wrong. But it is important that these groups keep up their alarmist pressure.

26 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Welcoming planners' new strategy

I refer to your editorial of January 8 headlined 'Planning for the future', about the consultation paper 'Hong Kong 2030: Planning Vision and Strategy'.

This paper has called for a change from the pre-1997 mindset when it comes to planning.

19 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Hold the denigratory criticism

Right then, haul out your diaries and scratch out any other entry you made for the morning of Saturday, February 17. The SAR Government considers your thoughts on our future to be of 'paramount importance' and this is your opportunity.

7 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Web site for public's five-year plan ideas

A government Web site has been set up inviting suggestions on the draft of the five-year plan for 2001 to 2005.

The site, run by the State Development Planning Commission, is the first use of the Internet by the Government to solicit public opinion and a sign of the medium's growing popularity.

7 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

$10m system to aid forecasts

The Observatory plans to buy a $10 million super-computer as part of a plan to overhaul its rainstorm warning system.

Director Dr Lam Hung-kwan said he was dissatisfied with the present system because it only measured rainfall and had limited forecasting power.

26 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Smoothing the way on long, bumpy road

The 50th anniversary of a town planning office in the government of Hong Kong is, indeed, a memorable event. It is even more interesting to learn that a development plan for Kowloon was prepared as early as 1922.

20 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Seminar aims to provide key to wealth

THE key to accumulating wealth is to apply careful financial planning to achieve realistic targets, an investment seminar will be told this week.

Edward Cutting, a financial adviser for Matheson PFC, also recommends that those aiming to build a comfortable nest egg set themselves short, medium and long-term goals.

11 Jun 1995 - 12:00am