2021 Research Report
Managing Vibrant Streets 2: Street Performance Policy in Hong Kong Final Report
By CARINE LAI, XIMIN ZHOU
20 April 2021
With an objective of creating attractive and enjoyable places for all, urban planning researchers Carine Lai and Dr Ximin Zhou of CEx released the second report in a two-phase policy study ‘Managing Vibrant Streets 2: Street Performance Policy in Hong Kong.’
The study examines how current, outdated regulatory street management could be updated to successfully re-integrate busking into public open spaces.
The report presents key insights from a series of interviews and surveys among street performers, community groups, district councillors, representatives of the business sector and government departments, among others.
“Managing street performance is a matter of balancing various stakeholder needs”, Lai said. “We have tried to come up with practical, common-sense solutions that most people would find reasonable.”
This research project is funded by the Public Policy Research Funding Scheme from the Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office (PICO) of the Government of the HKSAR.