Latifah Sat
Latifah Sat is an assistant researcher at Our Hong Kong Foundation. She has a Bachelor of Arts in jurisprudence from the University of Oxford.

Land shortage in Hong Kong is so critical that piecemeal solutions will simply not satisfy people’s need for more affordable and spacious housing. After weighing the pros and cons, reclamation is the city’s best option.


Thanks to the private property protections in the Basic Law, an old colonial-era ordinance letting the government take lands for public purposes may not hold up in court, as shown by Town Hysan Development’s case against the Planning Board.