“Mapping Equitable Availability of Open Space in Hong Kong” takes a first step in analysing data to quantify inequalities in communal spaces.
Civic Exchange, welcomed the fact that walkability – one of our main areas of focus – was addressed directly and specifically in the Hong Kong Chief Executive’s Policy Address. However, Civic Exchange also expressed concern with the Chief Executive’s emphasis on land development and rezoning.
The last segment of our three-part series focuses on Shanghai, where residents report a slightly higher level of happiness compared to Singapore, and significantly higher compared to Hong Kong. However, among migrant workers without a “hukou,” there is a gap in satisfaction over housing and medical care.
This report, the culmination of two years’ research, includes an assessment tool designed for Hong Kong, and studies of five neighbourhoods.
Civic Exchange is introducing a new program to advocate on behalf of pedestrians in the city. The goal of WALKABILITY is to encourage the government and businesses to take a people-first approach to urban planning.
This report highlights the main themes addressed by the 156 speakers of the Walk21 Hong Kong conference in October 2016.
Representatives from Hong Kong and around the world have signed the International Charter for Walking, pledging to promote walking as a key component in the future urban design of cities.
Civic Exchange and Walk21, an international leader in championing walking, are producing this Conference with an objective to advance civic engagement and influence public policy on the theme of urban walkability.