Stilt houses are still seen in Hong Kong’s Tai O village. Hong Kong used to have picturesque but smelly fishing villages in typhoon shelters. Could they offer lessons on how to build a modern floating city? Photo: Edward Wong
Richard Harris
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Richard Harris

Forget reclamation. Hong Kong should build a floating city

  • Richard Harris says critics are right to note that massive reclamation in Lantau is too costly to be worth the returns, not to mention the risk of storms triggered by climate change. There’s a better way to make use of our coastal waters

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Stilt houses are still seen in Hong Kong’s Tai O village. Hong Kong used to have picturesque but smelly fishing villages in typhoon shelters. Could they offer lessons on how to build a modern floating city? Photo: Edward Wong
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