Civic Exchange conducted a public opinion survey on Hong Kong residents’ consumption habits and perceptions regarding bottled water and plastic waste in Hong Kong. This full report includes the detailed results and policy recommendations of the survey.
The way we plan, design and build cities has an impact on the movements of people and goods, human health, community, productivity and happiness. In order to become a world-class city, Hong Kong’s policy makers must shift from a traditional quantitative approach to transport and urban planning, which focuses on the efficient provision of housing and mega transport infrastructure, to a more qualitative approach centering on human-scale improvements, such as promoting low-emission transport, and creating good quality urban environments for people to live and work in. Providing sustainable transport options, enhancing the pedestrian environment, enabling universal access, designing ventilation corridors, and creating high quality public open spaces bring about economic, social and environmental benefits. Policy makers must also consider how to use Hong Kong’s limited land resources sustainably, to ensure that natural assets are protected for future generations while meeting present development needs.
Civic Exchange is committed to making Hong Kong a more liveable city through raising awareness and promoting fresh thinking among policy-makers and the public. We have conducted research on diverse issues including sustainable transport planning, land policy, waterfront design, urban renewal, the small house policy, walkability, and public open space. Civic Exchange has also organised conferences and other events on walkability and other transport and city planning issues.
This summary report presents the highlighted findings and policy recommendations from “Reducing Plastic Waste in Hong Kong: Public Opinion Survey on Bottled Water Consumption and Attitudes Towards Plastic Waste”
The Small House Policy (SHP) has long been a politically thorny issue, and although the government has at various times since the mid-1990s attempted to review the policy,only minor adjustments have been made since the transfer of sovereignty.
This report looks at the latest developments in emission inspection programmes for commercial diesel vehicles, in other parts of the world and identifies the lessons Hong Kong can learn.
This traffic review is the appendix of Proposed Tram & Pedestrian Precinct in Des Voeux Road Central (Summary Report).
The report is a practical proposal which would significantly change the image of Central and address the poor air quality in Hong Kong’s Central Business District.
This booklet is composed of the appendices of Proposed Tram & Pedestrian Precinct in Des Voeux Road Central (Summary Report) which is a practical proposal which would significantly change the image of Central and address the poor air quality in Hong Kong’s Central Business District.
Civic Exchange, the Hong Kong Institute of Planners, City University of Hong Kong and the MVA consultancy published a practical proposal to revitalize the Central district by turning a segment of Des Voeux Road into a green space reserved for trams and pedestrians.
This report provides an overview of the role of inspection and maintenance in a comprehensive vehicular pollution control strategy, compares Hong Kong’s current inspection and maintenance programme with international best practices, and suggests ways to improve the current programme.
This paper aims to look into what actions the California Air Resources Board has taken to move towards a smog-free environment, with specific focus on the California Smog Check Program and the Standardized Testing and Reporting Smog Check Program.