Amid the squabbles about the basement at the West Kowloon arts hub, you might have missed what was happening above ground, and recent Legislative Council discussions about integrating the cultural district with its surrounding areas.
Written Submission on Government’s Consultation Document ‘Future Fuel Mix for Electricity Generation’
Civic Exchange submitted a document commenting on the scope of “Future Fuel Mix for Electricity Generation” consultation, definitions of the consultation document’s guiding energy policy objectives, as well as different fuel mix options.
When was the last time you walked along Des Voeux Road Central? Those of us who work in Central probably spend a fair share of our time there every working day, dodging people and obstacles on the crowded pavements.
Civic Exchange commends the shipping industry for extending the Fair Winds Charter to the end of 2014. This is a welcoming move from the industry, showing once again how committed they are in reducing ship emissions in Hong Kong.
The Chief Executive proposes various initiatives in the 2014 Policy Address, including air quality management, nature conservation, urban liveability, people with disability and women issues. But there are areas that Civic Exchange has identified as major reservations or missed opportunities.
Civic Exchange submitted a document to Chief Secretary for Administration in response to Policy Address 2014 Consultation.
Imagine a street without guard railings, kerbs or traffic signals. Pedestrians, vehicles and even bicyclists weave around another at a leisurely pace. Everyone seems to know where they are going and no one collides.
In a remarkably short-sighted move, the Yau Tsim Mong District Council has voted to remove the Sai Yeung Choi Street pedestrian zone on weekday nights, leaving it closed to cars only at weekends. It cited the numerous complaints from residents and shopkeepers.
Written Submission to the Subcommittee on Air Pollution Control (Air Pollutant Emission) (Controlled Vehicles) Regulation
In consideration of the adverse health effects of diesel exhaust, Civic Exchange submitted a document to the Subcommittee on Air Pollution Control (Air Pollutant Emission) (Controlled Vehicles) Regulation…
With housing prices still sky high, government officials are looking everywhere for land to fulfil the demand for affordable housing – everywhere, that is, except for old industrial areas.