香港，2017年1月21 日 – 思匯政策研究所是一個獨立的公共政策智囊團，對政府的「香港氣候行動藍圖2030+」 未能明確地制訂廢除煤炭使用及減低碳排放的目標感到失望，並指出政府有急切需要討論應否使用核電替代煤炭。
Civic Exchange was ranked the 46th Top Environment Policy Think Tank and on the list of Best Independent Think Tanks and Best Advocacy Campaign in the University of Pennsylvania’s 2016 Global Go to Think Tank Index.
South China Morning Post: While the government hopes to reduce total emissions by 26%-36%, some critics say the plans lack conviction.
South China Morning Post: Maura Wong, CEO of Civic Exchange, is heartened by the pledge announced in the chief executive’s policy address to ensure our urban planning is pedestrian friendly.
Civic Exchange announced that Mr Evan Auyang has been appointed as Chairman of the Board.
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.
Our latest report on urban wellbeing in Asia focuses on Shanghai. Residents report higher levels of satisfaction than those in Singapore and Hong Kong. However, there is a gap when it comes to housing, medical care and education among migrant workers.
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 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.