Paul Zimmerman

Paul Zimmerman

Paul Zimmerman is the elected district councillor for Southern District (Pok Fu Lam), the CEO of Designing Hong Kong, and a co-convenor of Save Our Country Parks. He has a master's degree in social science (economics) from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, and a Master of Arts (transport policy and planning) from the University of Hong Kong. Designing Hong Kong is a non-profit organisation devoted to promoting liveable density. For more information: www.paulzimmerman.hk and www.designinghongkong.com

Latest from Paul Zimmerman

Opinion | Why a 5 cent bottle recycling rebate makes more sense for Hong Kong

Research suggests that a rebate of 5 cents can get over 70 per cent of consumers to recycle. Anything higher will push up administrative and operational costs.

Research suggests that a rebate of 5 cents can get over 70 per cent of consumers to recycle. Anything higher will push up administrative and operational costs.

Why a 5 cent bottle recycling rebate makes more sense for Hong Kong
6 Mar 2021 - 8:00PM
Why Hong Kong doesn’t need large-scale reclamation or country park land for housing
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Ministry of silly walks: Hong Kong officials are shirking their responsibility to make crowded Mong Kok a better place for pedestrians
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Hong Kong must free its district councils to spearhead local improvements
17 Apr 2015 - 5:33PM
Only the right Harbourfront Authority can create exemplary public spaces

The government is consulting the public on the setting up of a Harbourfront Authority but both the digest and response form fail to address key concerns.

The government is consulting the public on the setting up of a Harbourfront Authority but both the digest and response form fail to address key concerns.

Only the right Harbourfront Authority can create exemplary public spaces
3 Nov 2014 - 4:21AM
Hong Kong needs a mayor to lead the city's reinvention

The exhausting distraction of constitutional and political arrangements continues to divert much energy from our senior leadership, and has done so ever since 1982.

The exhausting distraction of constitutional and political arrangements continues to divert much energy from our senior leadership, and has done so ever since 1982.

Hong Kong needs a mayor to lead the city's reinvention
29 Jul 2014 - 12:53PM
Country parks authority must do its duty to block destructive development

Hong Kong's country parks are among our greatest treasures. Yet they are under development threat. And the "landlord", the Country and Marine Parks Authority, stands by silently.

Hong Kong's country parks are among our greatest treasures. Yet they are under development threat. And the "landlord", the Country and Marine Parks Authority, stands by silently.

Country parks authority must do its duty to block destructive development
11 Jun 2014 - 4:03AM
Airport plan can't take off without reliable forecasts
18 Jun 2011 - 12:00AM
It's not too late to change direction
12 Apr 2004 - 12:00AM
How to save Hong Kong's culture
29 Apr 2004 - 12:00AM
Develop a single land and transport policy
7 Mar 2005 - 12:00AM
The bigger the competition, the better
3 Sep 2004 - 12:00AM
Decentralised hubs make for liveable city
19 Apr 2007 - 12:00AM
When today's policies threaten tomorrow
15 Jan 2007 - 12:00AM
Preserving heritage is its own reward
10 Sep 2007 - 12:00AM
Pier pressure and the route to harmony
4 May 2007 - 12:00AM
Too tied to one idea
21 Sep 2007 - 12:00AM
Give Hong Kong people a boat policy anchored to real needs

The Hong Kong government has belatedly acknowledged the need for a fundamental review of policy and management issues relating to vessel berthing space. The review will explore solutions for better management of berthing spaces for local vessels and the challenges faced by the Marine Department.

The Hong Kong government has belatedly acknowledged the need for a fundamental review of policy and management issues relating to vessel berthing space. The review will explore solutions for better management of berthing spaces for local vessels and the challenges faced by the Marine Department.

Give Hong Kong people a boat policy anchored to real needs
4 Sep 2013 - 3:05AM
Our open space that is anything but public
22 Mar 2008 - 12:00AM
No-build zones
23 Jul 2010 - 12:00AM
Hong Kong needs more public water sports facilities
3 Sep 2012 - 3:55AM
Evolution of an activist
21 Jan 2007 - 12:00AM
Get the other harbourfront right, too
2 Jun 2004 - 12:00AM
We must keep our hawker heritage alive
26 Dec 2007 - 12:00AM
Bridging the green gap
30 Oct 2004 - 12:00AM
Lead by example, Mr Tsang
19 Jun 2004 - 12:00AM
Last chance to remake Victoria Harbour
25 Sep 2004 - 12:00AM
Long live the Hong Kong spirit
6 Jul 2004 - 12:00AM