The amount of innovation underway makes long term forecasting problematic, especially when it comes to the future needs for urban space, writes Nicholas Brooke. Pedestrians in the popular shopping district of Causeway Bay in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP
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Concrete Analysis by Nicholas Brooke

Brace for Lego-style buildings with a 50-year life-cycle and other changes in the future of cities

  • Buildings capable of being dismantled and reassembled in different forms are needed to accommodate as much change as possible
  • Landlords need to adopt a new mindset that embraces a partnership approach as the sharing economy gathers pace

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The amount of innovation underway makes long term forecasting problematic, especially when it comes to the future needs for urban space, writes Nicholas Brooke. Pedestrians in the popular shopping district of Causeway Bay in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP
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Urban Renewal Authority chairman Victor So. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong’s spiralling property prices place urban renewal work in jeopardy, URA chief says

  • Victor So says strategy rethink is needed or price inflation could risk busting redevelopment body’s budget
Topic |   Urban planning

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Urban Renewal Authority chairman Victor So. Photo: Dickson Lee
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