Civic Exchange welcomes a new Programme Director, Researcher, two Fellows and three new members of its Walkability Expert Panel.
China Daily: This feature looks at the HK $4.5 billion spent annually to secure 70-80% of the city’s water supply from Dongjiang. It quotes Civic Exchange research on local wastage.
South China Morning Post: Dr. Winnie Tang cites Civic Exchange’s walkability assessments in this opinion piece. She says HK can learn from Copenhagen, Paris, London, Oslo and Chengdu .
South China Morning Post: Civic Exchange research is cited in this feature about the mental health impact of Hong Kong urban design, which leaves little room for children to run and play.
HK01: Civic Exchange’s research on “PM2.5 Pollution Along the Tramway” was cited in an article on the benefits of pedestrianising streets in busy areas. (Chinese only)
HK01: An opinion piece by Dr Winnie Tang cited Civic Exchange’s report on Walkability. She argued that better facilities for pedestrians could improve residents’ livability. (Chinese only)
Now TV: A feature programme, Now Report (經緯線), investigated different sources of air pollutants around Hong Kong. It quoted Civic Exchange’s recent report on personal exposure to PM2.5. (Chinese only)
All aspects of our daily lives – our homes, jobs, air, water and food – could be improved by innovation and technological advancement. Civic Exchange offers its recommendations for the Government’s “Smart City” plans.
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 In this feature article, researcher Carine Lai outlined problems with outdated Development Bureau guidelines, leading to unfriendly urban design.
Morning Brew on RTHK Radio 3: Civic Exchange Fellow Simon Ng and US academic Prof. Gottlieb discuss transport, pollution and recycling in LA and HK, two cities that have much to learn from each other.