Civic Exchange has appointed two new members to its expert panel on Walkability. Wang Liang Huew and Julian Kwong join a team working on solutions to make Hong Kong a better place for pedestrians.
On Hong Kong’s 20th handover anniversary, Civic Exchange looks at the changes the city has experienced in the past two decades and puts forward a number of recommendations.
“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.
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.