“Managing Vibrant Streets” analyses the patchwork of regulations surrounding street management in Hong Kong, including activities such as food hawking, commercial vending, busking, protest, deliveries and waste disposal. It calls for the Government to develop a cohesive policy in order to promote the vibrant street life which makes Hong Kong unique.
The Jockey Club Civic Exchange “Reconnecting Open Space” Programme is a year-long initiative funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and led by Civic Exchange.
Hong Kong Economic Times: Civic Exchange Chairman Evan Auyang asks if the Government’s smart mobility plan can address the city’s main transit problems. (Chinese language)
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)
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)
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 In this feature article, researcher Carine Lai outlined problems with outdated Development Bureau guidelines, leading to unfriendly urban design.
Civic Exchange has appointed two new members to its expert panel on Walkability. Wang Liang Huew and Julian Kwong join a team working on solutions to make Hong Kong a better place for pedestrians.