High-rise buildings in Kowloon on July 16, 2020. Hong Kong has for decades been more densely populated with supertall buildings than any other city. Photo: Sun Yeung
High-rise buildings in Kowloon on July 16, 2020. Hong Kong has for decades been more densely populated with supertall buildings than any other city. Photo: Sun Yeung
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Unlike in New York, Hong Kong’s high-rise living has helped its communities thrive

  • Building vertically was, in reality, Hong Kong’s only option due to the geology and climate, but the city has made the best of it
  • Creating communities around MTR stations has strengthened rather than weakened community engagement and helped bind us together

High-rise buildings in Kowloon on July 16, 2020. Hong Kong has for decades been more densely populated with supertall buildings than any other city. Photo: Sun Yeung
High-rise buildings in Kowloon on July 16, 2020. Hong Kong has for decades been more densely populated with supertall buildings than any other city. Photo: Sun Yeung
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