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  • Jul 29, 2014
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Urban Planning

Veteran architect Patrick Lau calls for public input into PLA berth design

His suggestion comes amid fears that the dream of a continuous promenade along the new waterfront created by reclamation in Central and Wan Chai will not be realised.

Friday, 10 May, 2013, 4:46am

Creative solutions to give noisy Hong Kong a rare slice of silence

Cities, workplaces, stores and homes are meticulously planned in terms of their construction, efficiency and cost, but little thought goes into how they sound.

3 May 2013 - 5:17am

Unease at planned reclamation projects in Hong Kong

Reclamation has for more than a century been the easy option to cope with growing demand for space in Hong Kong. Nine green groups oppose the reclamation proposals which have sparked critical discussion among urban planners in universities.

29 Apr 2013 - 7:08am 5 comments

Town Planning Board not 'obsequious'

I refer to Alex Lo's column ("Planning watchdog on a tight leash", April 17) in which various doubts over the Town Planning Board are raised. I am obliged to state the facts.

22 Apr 2013 - 1:58am

Urban planners must do more to give us some breathing space

While recent proposals by the Environment Bureau to control vehicles' exhaust fumes have received much attention, it is also worth highlighting the role urban planning can play in reducing roadside air pollution. The "street canyon effect" can be reduced by improving ventilation, cutting vehicle use, reducing pedestrian exposure and mitigating pollutants.

19 Apr 2013 - 2:48am 1 comment

Managing China's urban spread

Increasing the size of metropolitan areas anchored by large cities may be the most effective way to develop midsize and small cities in China, as it has been elsewhere.

21 Mar 2013 - 2:51am

Singapore and Hong Kong swap notes on making cities more liveable

After conducting a study in 2011 on sustainable development in Hong Kong, the Urban Land Institute, a non-profit research group, teamed-up with the Centre for Liveable Cities in Singapore to study high-density living in the Lion City.

15 Mar 2013 - 5:02pm

2 community sites in Sai Kung to be used for flats, town planners say

The land, located near the Sai Kung town centre, is to be converted from community use to housing. Both sites combined are expected to yield almost 380 public flats.

9 Mar 2013 - 5:03am

Talking Points

Former TVB general manager Stephen Chan Chi-wan and his former assistant, Edthancy Tseng Pei-kun, learn their fate in their bribery case. District Court Judge Poon Siu-tung is reconsidering his verdict on the instructions of the Court of Appeal after it ruled that he had erred in law when he acquitted the pair in 2011

7 Mar 2013 - 2:35am

Rezoning plan for PLA dock will limit access to harbourfront promenade

A rezoning proposal for 150 metres of harbourfront land - issued by the government during the Lunar New Year holiday week - puts flesh on the bones of a deal struck by China and Britain in 1994 that the PLA should have a military berth next to its garrison headquarters.

24 Feb 2013 - 5:02am 5 comments