Public housing blocks in the New Territories, Hong Kong. The city should consider not only how much land should be supplied, but also where it is located, to meet residential and economic development needs. Photo: AFP Public housing blocks in the New Territories, Hong Kong. The city should consider not only how much land should be supplied, but also where it is located, to meet residential and economic development needs. Photo: AFP
Public housing blocks in the New Territories, Hong Kong. The city should consider not only how much land should be supplied, but also where it is located, to meet residential and economic development needs. Photo: AFP
Richard Wong
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Richard Wong

Building more flats in Hong Kong is easy. The hard part is doing it with vision

Richard Wong says the menu of options proposed by the government’s task force to solve our housing crisis is missing an overall strategy for the city’s future development. Taking that into account, we should focus on Lantau and New Territories development

Public housing blocks in the New Territories, Hong Kong. The city should consider not only how much land should be supplied, but also where it is located, to meet residential and economic development needs. Photo: AFP Public housing blocks in the New Territories, Hong Kong. The city should consider not only how much land should be supplied, but also where it is located, to meet residential and economic development needs. Photo: AFP
Public housing blocks in the New Territories, Hong Kong. The city should consider not only how much land should be supplied, but also where it is located, to meet residential and economic development needs. Photo: AFP
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Richard Wong

Richard Wong

Richard Wong Yue-chim is the Philip Wong Kennedy Wong Professor in Political Economy at the University of Hong Kong