Crowds throng the New Year Flower Market in Victoria Park on January 27, the eve of the Lunar New Year holiday. Victoria Park is among prominent public open spaces around Hong Kong identified as having the potential for underground development. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong needs to ensure any underground urban development isn’t another hell on Earth

N. Balakrishnan says the city needs farsighted laws so the profit motive doesn’t rule future underground developments which, with imaginative handling, could be welcome urban sanctuaries for its space-starved populace

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Crowds throng the New Year Flower Market in Victoria Park on January 27, the eve of the Lunar New Year holiday. Victoria Park is among prominent public open spaces around Hong Kong identified as having the potential for underground development. Photo: AFP
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