Managing Vibrant Streets

“Managing Vibrant Streets” analyses the patchwork of regulations surrounding street management in Hong Kong, including activities such as food hawking, commercial vending, busking, protest, deliveries and waste disposal. It calls for the Government to develop a cohesive policy in order to promote the vibrant street life which makes Hong Kong unique.

To download the report, click on the PDF icon above.

Our findings were presented at a launch event on 11 April 2018 by researchers Carine Lai and Antonio Da Souza, followed by a panel discussion with experts. 

Watch videos highlights of the report lunch & press conference. A full YouTube playlist is available here.

From L to R, Christopher Law, Evan Auyang, Antonio Da Roza, Carine Lai, Michele Weldon, Jennifer Walker Frisinger, Ada Wong and Winnie Cheung

Additional materials

Press coverage

11 April 2018 — RTHK English News — “Create a Commissioner to Manage HK Streets’  

11 April 2018 — Ming Pao —  <<智庫倡委任專員及立法 協調改善街道管理>> 

11 April 2018 — Oriental Daily News — <<研究報告倡委任專員 跨部門管理街道>> 

11 April 2018 — Apple Daily —  <<街道管理9部門各自為政 智庫倡設「改善城市專員 >> 

11 April 2018 — Hong Kong Commercial Daily — <<團體促修街管政策>>

11 April 2018 — am730 — <<街道管理政出多門 智庫組織建議設跨部門隊伍>> 

12 April 2018 — RTHK Hong Kong Today — Interview with Researcher Carine Lai

12 April 2018 — The Standard — Plea to Produce New Arrangements for Buskers

12 April 2018 — HK01  — 【好行城市】街道難行因欠管理?研究:捉小販放過易拉架執法矛盾 

14 April 2018 —  South China Morning Post — Time for the Hong Kong Government to Take Back Control of City Streets, Leading Think Tank Says

21 April 2018 — Sunday Morning Post — “How Poor Regulation is Killing the Vibe on Hong Kong’s Streets”

12 May 2018 —  South China Morning Post —  Can Hong Kong’s street performers get some love … and more Mong Kok busking space?