Hong Kong has many small flats and the average size is getting smaller. Photo: Nora Tam

Time for Hong Kong to think out of the box to solve its liveability crisis

Soaring prices for flats that are getting smaller, congestion, air pollution ... it’s no wonder 40 per cent say they would leave if given the chance

Topic |   City Weekend

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Hong Kong has many small flats and the average size is getting smaller. Photo: Nora Tam
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Jessie Lau

Jessie Lau

Jessie Lau is a journalist with the South China Morning Post covering Hong Kong news and social affairs. Working primarily for the paper’s City Weekend edition, she writes features and news stories on diverse topics including human rights, culture and the environment. Originally from Hong Kong, she joined SCMP in 2015 after graduating with distinction from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in English. Prior to joining SCMP, Jessie helped edit San Quentin News, an inmate-produced newspaper at San Quentin State Prison, served as news editor for UC Berkeley’s independent student newspaper and reported as a political intern for Capitol Weekly. Follow her on Twitter/Instagram @_laujessie or visit her website at www.laujessie.com.

Rachel Blundy

Rachel Blundy

City desk reporter covering Hong Kong community news, particularly for City Weekend. Covers environment, charity, culture, crime, politics and viral news. Before the South China Morning Post, Rachel worked as a reporter at the Evening Standard in London. Follow her on Twitter @rachelblundy.

Josh Ye

Josh Ye

Josh is a reporter at Abacus. He was previously a reporter and a video producer for the South China Morning Post. Graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a major in English and philosophy, he's now pursuing a law degree at the University of Hong Kong. Outside of work, he's a pop culture junkie, an avid listener of audiobooks and a huge fan of American sports.