This report highlights the main themes addressed by the 156 speakers of the Walk21 Hong Kong conference in October 2016.
Publication date: November 2016
This report summarises the Walk21 Hong Kong conference that took place 3-7 October 2016, and highlights the main themes addressed by more than 150 speakers.
Representatives from Hong Kong and around the world have signed the International Charter for Walking, pledging to promote walking as a key component in the future urban design of cities.
Civic Exchange and Walk21, an international leader in championing walking, are producing this Conference with an objective to advance civic engagement and influence public policy on the theme of urban walkability.
The survey uncovers significant differences between Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai.
Part of Des Voeux Road Central, one of the main avenues in Hong Kong’s downtown core, was closed off to its usual vehicle traffic for one day — from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 25 September 2016. The initiative, called Very DVRC, was co-organised by Walk DVRC, the Clean Air Network (CAN), Hong Kong Public…
Written Comments to the Town Planning Board Regarding S.12A Application No. Y/H3/7, ‘Improving the Pedestrian Environment of Des Voeux Road Central’
In response to DVRC Initiative’s application to the Town Planning Board (Application No. Y/H3/7), Civic Exchange is writing to express our strong support of the application and of the arguments in favour of the applicant’s proposal.
Written Comments to the Town Planning Board Regarding S.12A Application No. Y/H4/10: Deletion of ‘Tram’ Service in the Notes of OZP No. S/H4/14
In response to Intellects Consultancy Ltd.’s application to the TPB, Civic Exchange submitted a document to express our strong objection to the application and to dismiss the shaky arguments provided by the applicant.
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.
Perhaps it matters little to most people, but from earlier this month, it has been possible to safely cross Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, between The Peninsula hotel and the Space Museum, after the reopening of a pedestrian crossing.