Carine Lai is a senior researcher of Civic Exchange with 10 years of experience, specializing in urban design, the public realm, and open space. Ms Lai is also a visual artist with an interest in data visualization. She has conducted research on urban open space, walkability, urban well-being, and urban renewal. Ms Lai holds a…
Radio 3’s Legally Speaking interviewed Civic Exchange Senior Researcher Carine Lai.
HK01: Carine Lai, Civic Exchange’s Senior Researcher on Public Open Space (POS), said in an interview that domestic helpers’ needs may not be considered in Government planning. (Chinese only)
Hong Kong Free Press: Can Hong Kongers actually use their public space? In this feature article, researcher Carine Lai outlined problems with outdated Development Bureau guidelines, leading to unfriendly urban design.
Radio Television Hong Kong: Civic Exchange researcher Carine Lai says the Hong Kong government is trying to find land anywhere to build flats, leading to people living in densely populated areas and being deprived of space for recreation.
South China Morning Post: Civic Exchange researcher Carine Lai questions why the Hong Kong government’s housing targets are based more on politics than practicalities.
Press Release: Civic Exchange New Publication: Treating the Symptomsa Critical Review of Urban Renewal in Hong Kong
Authored by Carine Lai, Civic Exchange launched today a study, titled Treating the Symptoms: A Critical Review of Urban Renewal in Hong Kong. The report is a critical analysis of Hong Kong’s urban renewal policies since 2000, with Hong Kong’s Urban Renewal Authority (URA) as the main focus but not the only one.
Senior Researcher Carine Lai was interviewed about the factors that lead to high quality open spaces in private developments.
In an op-ed, Senior Researcher Carine Lai says Hongkongers have conflicted ideas about what they want from public spaces.
In a discussion at Backchat, Senior Researcher Carine Lai said Hong Kong needs more creative and diversified planning for open spaces.