This report emphasises that the most substantial potential benefits arising from the merger are in putting public transport policy on firmer tracks towards achieving rail-led transport, as is already government policy but not yet being optimised.
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.
The teaching pack for upper primary students to understand links between transport choices, the environment and our health and that between transport and energy use.
The teaching pack for lower secondary students to understand links between transport choices, the environment and our health and that between transport and energy use.
This report highlights selected components of new employment opportunities that could reasonably be expected with the coming of the West and South Island Lines.
This report examines two scenarios, these being the situation where no new bypass is constructed and where a new bypass is constructed for the relief of traffic congestion in Central and Wanchai.
This report captures the results of the International Coastal Cleanup Hong Kong 2003.
This paper looks at the possibility of reducing the population density of the urban areas and re-housing those in the worst public rental accommodation.
This paper considers some of the issues surrounding competition in Hong Kong’s public transport sector and explores whether stakeholders benefit from any changes to the competition regime.
This paper takes the concept of “Sustainability Tools” further by addressing more challenges.
This Handbook suggests ways that individual citizens can work with each other and with the government in making choices and taking action. It is based on the belief that effective public dialogue benefits both citizens and government.