Planning for future urbanism by looking back to the past

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…

Sponge City: Rainwater put into good use

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…

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

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…

Quality matters: Optimising Hong Kong’s open spaces

Quality matters: Optimising Hong Kong’s open spaces

It is almost impossible for Hong Kong to rival other developed metropoles in terms of quantity of open spaces due to topographical constraints (our infamously…

Government urged to adopt large-scale reclamation plan to meet future needs

Government urged to adopt large-scale reclamation plan to meet future needs

Reclamation should be seen as a feasible and effective solution to Hong Kong’s housing issue, major think tank researchers assert. Photo credits: CRECCHKI

Reform Hong Kong’s transport system by opening up data

Reform Hong Kong’s transport system by opening up data

Despite being world-famous for our efficient transport system, attempting to get a bus in Hong Kong is always a guessing game. Transport operators adopting a…

Hong Kong can become Asia’s cycling Mecca

Hong Kong can become Asia’s cycling Mecca

GoBee Bike’s recent launch of their bike-sharing app has witnessed a rocky beginning, but its co-founder Claude Ducharme believes they have the potential to revolutionise…