This report studies the walking environment in Central, Tsim Sha Tsui, Mongkok and Ma On Shan, draws on the best practices from overseas cities, and maps out what it takes for Hong Kong to become a world class city for pedestrians.
What results have Hong Kong’s urban renewal policies produced in practice? What impact have they had on our built environment? Are they environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable? This report is a critical analysis of Hong Kong’s urban renewal policies since 2000…
Press Release: Civic Exchange New Publication: Treating the Symptomsa Critical Review of Urban Renewal in Hong Kong
Authored by Carine Lai, Civic Exchange launched today a study, titled Treating the Symptoms: A Critical Review of Urban Renewal in Hong Kong. The report is a critical analysis of Hong Kong’s urban renewal policies since 2000, with Hong Kong’s Urban Renewal Authority (URA) as the main focus but not the only one.
Hot, Stacked, and Crowded: Improving the Livability of Hong Kong’s Urban Environment – One Building at a Time …?
In recent years there has been growing concern about the diminishing livability of Hong Kong’s urban environment. Public concern has focused on air pollution, especially from diesel vehicles on our congested roads, limited open space for public interaction, and the “wall effect” and “street canyon effect”.
A review of the Urban Renewal Strategy (URS) would be incomplete without three things that have yet to be done. Firstly, the current review needs to be done within the context of Hong Kong’s high land price policy. Secondly, the government’s values, priorities and assumptions behind the URS needs to be…
The Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong (REDA) has commissioned this study in response to the consultation document by the Council for Sustainability Development on “Building Design to Foster a Quality and Sustainable Built Environment”.
Civic Exchange submitted views on the Central Waterfront (including Tamar Site) to Members of the Panel on Planning, Lands and Works.
Civic Exchange today published a bilingual citizens’ guide entitled “The User’s Guide to the Town Planning Process: How the Public can Participate in the Hong Kong Planning System”.
This paper explains the role of the Town Planning Board in Hong Kong.
The User’s Guide to the Town Planning Process: How the public can participate in the Hong Kong Planning System
This User’s Guide aims to demystify Hong Kong’s town planning process, taking into account recently implemented changes to the Town Planning (Amendment) Ordinance (TPAO). The guide book will help Hong Kong people participate more effectively in the planning of Hong Kong.