A man works at a recycling yard for vehicle parts operating on a brownfield site in Wang Toi Shan in Yuen Long in May 2018. The proposal to redevelop brownfield sites in the New Territories received strong public support in the Task Force on Land Supply’s public engagement exercise, but resettling existing businesses will be not be easy. Photo: Edward Wong
Ryan Ip
Opinion

Opinion

Ryan Ip

Why Hong Kong’s land crisis cannot be fixed quickly by focusing on brownfield sites

  • Ryan Ip and Iris Poon say brownfield sites emerged as a result of planning negligence. Developing them, while accounting for the existing businesses and workers, will be more challenging than is commonly thought

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A man works at a recycling yard for vehicle parts operating on a brownfield site in Wang Toi Shan in Yuen Long in May 2018. The proposal to redevelop brownfield sites in the New Territories received strong public support in the Task Force on Land Supply’s public engagement exercise, but resettling existing businesses will be not be easy. Photo: Edward Wong
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