This paper introduces the NDRC’s outline plan for the Pearl River Delta, which aims to transform it into a green and quality living area.
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.
Reprint with permission by Ir Iain Seymour-Hart, head of Department of Automotive Engineering, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education.
This paper explains the role of the Town Planning Board in Hong Kong.
This User’s Guide aims to demystify Hong Kong’s town planning process, taking into account recently implemented changes to the Town Planning (Amendment) Ordinance (TPAO). The guide book will help Hong Kong people participate more effectively in the planning of Hong Kong.
This report reviews The Vision Project, which proposes innovations for the planning of the southern and western district.
This report shows the total size and use of the government proposed Tamar-Central side, as calculated by the author.
This paper proposes some possible uses of the new Central harbour-side, that would create a greener and more public accessible area.
Transport is a derived demand. People travel from one place to another to take up opportunities that would bring benefits to them. It could be a journey to school that would bring them knowledge, a trip to the market that would bring them food, or a visit to the countryside that…
This report describes the International Coastal Cleanup 2005 in Hong Kong, which involved a total of 1286 volunteers from 3 September to 26 October.
In Hong Kong, as in other developed economies, people are living longer and longer lives. Yet, at the same time, fertility rates have fallen dramatically, leading to a decline in population. Indeed, Hong Kong leads the world in having the lowest per capita birth rate.