Lai Chi Wo village in Sha Tau Kok in December 2019. The village was revitalised adopting Satoyama Initiative principles and received the inaugural Special Recognition for Sustainable Development in the Unesco Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation in 2020. Photo: Annemarie Evans Lai Chi Wo village in Sha Tau Kok in December 2019. The village was revitalised adopting Satoyama Initiative principles and received the inaugural Special Recognition for Sustainable Development in the Unesco Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation in 2020. Photo: Annemarie Evans
Lai Chi Wo village in Sha Tau Kok in December 2019. The village was revitalised adopting Satoyama Initiative principles and received the inaugural Special Recognition for Sustainable Development in the Unesco Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation in 2020. Photo: Annemarie Evans

Letters | Let Japanese model show Hong Kong the natural way forward

  • Hong Kong needs well-preserved natural spaces, not another purely commercial project or white elephant
  • The Satoyama Initiative is the perfect reference model for Hong Kong to revive countryside land

Topic |   Conservation
Lai Chi Wo village in Sha Tau Kok in December 2019. The village was revitalised adopting Satoyama Initiative principles and received the inaugural Special Recognition for Sustainable Development in the Unesco Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation in 2020. Photo: Annemarie Evans Lai Chi Wo village in Sha Tau Kok in December 2019. The village was revitalised adopting Satoyama Initiative principles and received the inaugural Special Recognition for Sustainable Development in the Unesco Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation in 2020. Photo: Annemarie Evans
Lai Chi Wo village in Sha Tau Kok in December 2019. The village was revitalised adopting Satoyama Initiative principles and received the inaugural Special Recognition for Sustainable Development in the Unesco Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation in 2020. Photo: Annemarie Evans
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