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Urban Decay

Approval for flats despite road noise

District councillors have reluctantly accepted a Housing Department's proposal to build a big public housing block near the former Kai Tak airport, despite concerns about noise from an adjacent road.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:10pm

Approval for flats despite road noise

District councillors have reluctantly accepted a Housing Department's proposal to build a big public housing block near the former Kai Tak airport, despite concerns about noise from an adjacent road.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:10pm

Homes for elderly costly to develop

High land and construction costs and a lack of infrastructure such as hospitals and community facilities are making it more difficult to develop affordable retirement housing on the mainland, property analysts say.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

23 suspects behind car park attacks arrested

Police believe they have busted a triad gang responsible for a wave of destruction at more than a dozen car parks across Kowloon and the southern New Territories.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Plea to revive derelict SoHo buildings

People living and working in SoHo are calling on the government to make better use of old buildings left derelict by a 14-year delay to an urban redevelopment project.

Under a 1998 proposal, Staunton Street, Wa In Fong West, Wa In Fong East, Shing Wong Street and Chung Wo Lane were to be redeveloped.

23 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

URA to recruit for new projects

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 redevelopment and rehabilitation initiatives.

14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Don't blame Donald for Hong Kong's housing problems

In the second of a three-part series on the [former] chief executive's time in office, we look at his failure to solve the intractable problems buffeting the housing sector.

SCMP, June 29

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

House prices to be treated cautiously

There are good reasons why Leung Chun-ying campaigned under the slogan 'seeking change while preserving stability'. Having inherited a wealth of problems from the outgoing government, such as the widening income gap and unaffordable property prices, the chief executive-elect has to take on the challenges, set new targets and deliver.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Ex-industrial sites chosen for public housing

Four former industrial sites have been identified for public housing use, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah said yesterday.

18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

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