South China Morning Post: Some members of the public plan to file a judicial review against the Environmental Department’s decision to grant an environmental permit to the Airport Authority to build a third runway. Such a court challenge has apparently become routine, reflecting public doubts about the credibility of the environmental impact assessment process.
South China Morning Post: Hong Kong may be the only jurisdiction on earth which allows non-human corporate entities to vote, and their existence is one of the murkiest aspects of Hong Kong’s political system.
South China Morning Post: At a recent forum on urban innovations, hosted by the European Union Academic Programme, Dominic Weiss of the Smart City Vienna project gave an inspiring talk about his city’s sustainable development policies.
This DutchCham Magazine article (Vol. 170) highlights the growing calls in Hong Kong for pro-pedestrian city planning, and how a recent proposal for Des Voeux Road Central might enhance pedestrian and business environment, provide attractive and vibrant streets, and improve roadside air quality.
Hong Kong Journal: After a long delay, Hong Kong seems about to take a major step to clean up air pollution and improve public health.