Civic Exchange commends the Government’s Climate Action Plan 2030+ for its many initiatives, but regrets that the plan shies away from the most important questions: How quickly is Hong Kong phasing out coal? And what are we going to switch into, natural gas or nuclear?read more
PRESS RELEASE – Civic Exchange Welcomes Government Embrace of Walkability, but Urges Caution on Development and Infrastructure
Civic Exchange welcomed the fact that walkability – one of our main areas of focus – was addressed directly and specifically in the Hong Kong Chief Executive’s Policy Address. However, Civic Exchange also expressed concern with the Chief Executive’s emphasis on land development and rezoning.
Publication date: January 2017
Publication date: December 2016
This report, the culmination of two years of research, was released during the official launch of Civic Exchange’s Walkability initiative. It includes a walkability assessment tool designed specifically for Hong Kong, as well as studies of five local neighbourhoods.
CIVIC EXCHANGE LAUNCHES ‘WALKABILITY’ INITIATIVE Civic Exchange is introducing a new program to advocate on behalf of pedestrians in the city. The goal of WALKABILITY is to encourage the government and businesses to take a “people-first” approach to urban planning....read more
Publication date: November 2016
This report summarises the Walk21 Hong Kong conference that took place 3-7 October 2016, and highlights the main themes addressed by more than 150 speakers.
Publication date: April 2014
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.
Publication date: October 2012
This report studied the walking environment in four very different neighborhoods: Central on Hong Kong Island; Tsim Sha Tsui and Mongkok in Kowloon; and Ma On Shan, a “new town” built in the outlying New Territories. It draws on the best practices from cities overseas to make out what it will take to improve Hong Kong.