Illustration: Craig Stephens
Robert Lee
Opinion

Opinion

Robert Lee

To lift Hong Kong’s mood, use 1 per cent of green belt land to build a new town with 500,000 affordable homes

  • In Hong Kong, significantly more land is designated for parks and green belts than in Singapore. If just a small fraction is given over to affordable flats, it might be enough to sweep the city off its current path of destruction

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Is a complete overhaul of Hong Kong’s housing system a bridge too far for politicians? Illustration: SCMP

There is no shortage of ideas to boost land for affordable homes in Hong Kong. But do Carrie Lam and Beijing have the political will to overhaul the system?

  • In a new series delving beyond the social unrest in Hong Kong to survey the city’s deep-rooted problems, the Post is focusing on the role of housing in causing great disaffection in society
  • In this third instalment, we look at the high land price system that has contributed to today's problem of unaffordable housing and the array of solutions available to the government if a complete overhaul is a bridge too far
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Is a complete overhaul of Hong Kong’s housing system a bridge too far for politicians? Illustration: SCMP
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