Civic Exchange is an independent think-tank founded in Hong Kong in 2000. We conduct public policy research related to the natural environment, urban planning and wellbeing.

Ready to Move

South China Morning Post: The small house policy, which was first enacted in 1972 as a temporary measure to address the housing needs of the indigenous villagers in the New Territories, has long been criticised as unsustainable and outdated – open to abuse, corruption, speculative development, environmental damage and is a form of discrimination against women.

SCMP: Stop the Rot

South China Morning Post: Recent debates over the direction of the Urban Renewal Authority, sparked by the resignation of managing director Iris Tam Siu-ying in March, have raised valid points about the conflict between its social mission and the need to make a profit.

SCMP: Air of Disgust

South China Morning Post: A report on roadside air quality on the northern shore of Hong Kong Island along the tramway was released by Civic Exchange and the Institute for the Environment at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

SCMP: All-Round Gain

South China Morning Post: While it is important to factor in regional considerations when making policies, Hong Kong’s self-sufficiency is fundamental to its governance. Three recent examples show how more self-sufficiency will result in a more sustainable environment, both locally and regionally.