This report presents a summary review of the issues and opportunities arising from the future strategic development of the North West New Territories and Lantau Island.
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 report outlines a vision for a more sustainable transport system for Hong Kong.
This report provides an overview of using effective public dialogue to improve government-civil sector relations.
This paper proposes that over the next 30 years, transport in Hong Kong should become essentially entirely fuelled by electricity generated from renewable sources.
This paper provides a better understanding of household waste patterns in Hong Kong and ways to improve the performance of the waste management system.
This report captures the results of the Coastal Cleanup organised by the Clean Environment Campaign on 15 September 2001.
This paper reviews the need for cleaner vehicles and fuels with a view at the air pollution in Hong Kong.
This paper explores the problem of racial discrimination, its damaging effects, the positive aspects of promoting equal opportunities and the possible policy solutions.
This paper gives an overview of the sources of Hong Kong’s marine refuse.
This report is a record of the daily observation of the fishermen during the trial of adapting fishing nets to capture floating refuse.