With short blocks and a regular street grid, Kowloon City remains one of the most walkable urban environments in Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong

The walls of Hong Kong’s very own ‘gated compounds’ must come down, too

Oren Tatcher says following the State Council’s decision to open up gated communities on the mainland, the city should move away from its favoured model of urban development – giant podiums of flats and malls that block access

Topic |   Urban planning

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With short blocks and a regular street grid, Kowloon City remains one of the most walkable urban environments in Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong
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