Industrial building revitalisation 2.0: Optimising social efficiency
Opinion

Industrial building revitalisation 2.0: Optimising social efficiency

Optimising the use of industrial buildings should not go against inclusive development of communities. (Photo credit: Bryan Ho)

Alternative tobacco product met with government scepticism
Policy

Alternative tobacco product met with government scepticism

Complete cessation from smoking still the ultimate goal of Hong Kong’s tobacco control policy. As Philip Morris plans to launch its new heat-not-burn tobacco product…

Planning for future urbanism by looking back to the past
Policy

Planning for future urbanism by looking back to the past

Housing development is not all about quantity. As shiny new tower blocks pop up across the city, districts are becoming lifeless and sterile machines resulting…

Public participation stimulates unlimited possibilities of smart city
Opinion

Public participation stimulates unlimited possibilities of smart city

Initiatives overseas can serve as inspiring examples for Carrie Lam to make a smart start. (Photo credit: Esri China (HK)

Sponge City: Rainwater put into good use
Policy

Sponge City: Rainwater put into good use

Thanks to earlier investment in flood management infrastructure, Hong Kong suffered from relatively limited damage when Typhoon Hato struck the region last month. However, the…

Low approval rate for Innovation and Technology Bureau, opinion poll shows
Policy

Low approval rate for Innovation and Technology Bureau, opinion poll shows

As Uber, Airbnb rise in popularity across the world, Sharing Economy Alliance urges the ITB to catch up with the global trend by designing a…

Regulate virtual currency to maintain Hong Kong’s status of financial center
Opinion

Regulate virtual currency to maintain Hong Kong’s status of financial center

Hong Kong cannot afford to miss the opportunity of a new currency generation when New York and London have already taken their steps. (Photo credit:…

To Carrie Lam: If it was my maiden Policy Address, I would………
Opinion

To Carrie Lam: If it was my maiden Policy Address, I would………

Dr Rizwan Ullah offers suggestions to the Chief Executive to make every ethnic-monrity policy count. Photo: Dr Ullah with his students (credit: Zubin Foundation)

Private initiative calls for top-down support for Central pedestrianisation bid
Policy

Private initiative calls for top-down support for Central pedestrianisation bid

Walk DVRC Limited, a high-powered NGO, urges Chief Executive Carrie Lam to back plans to pedestrianise Des Voeux Road Central. Vehicles would be banned from…

New Board should take the role of startup financing
Opinion

New Board should take the role of startup financing

The proposed platform will have to be able promote the growth of the new economy as well as to facilitate startups/SMEs to be truly ‘new’….