East Lantau Metropolis: White knight or white elephant?
Land & Housing

East Lantau Metropolis: White knight or white elephant?

Local think tank Our Hong Kong Foundation (OHKF) proposes a 2,200-hectare artificial island east of Lantau Island to solve the severe land shortage problem in…

To-tally Kwa Wan-derful:  Urban Renewal in To Kwa Wan
Land & Housing

To-tally Kwa Wan-derful: Urban Renewal in To Kwa Wan

One of the few districts in Kowloon yet to be rejuvenated, To Kwa Wan is soon to undergo changes as the Urban Renewal Authority (URA)…

3 little housing policies: Ms Lam will huff and puff and blow those prices down
Land & Housing

3 little housing policies: Ms Lam will huff and puff and blow those prices down

To address Hong Kong’s dire housing crisis, the Executive Council held a special meeting on Thursday to discuss three housing policies, and passed them all….

Anybody home?! No? TAX!: Hong Kong’s imminent Vacancy Tax
Land & Housing

Anybody home?! No? TAX!: Hong Kong’s imminent Vacancy Tax

As unaffordable housing continues to trouble many in the city, the Hong Kong government may announce this month a much-anticipated – and much-debated – vacancy…

Hong Kong is not alone: Widespread calls for public housing around the world
Land & Housing

Hong Kong is not alone: Widespread calls for public housing around the world

As the world’s population grows at an exploding rate, people flock to cities for better opportunities, adding housing pressures to the metropolises. Hong Kong is…

Your land is my land: The LRO’s biggest fans may understand it the least
Land & Housing

Your land is my land: The LRO’s biggest fans may understand it the least

Policymakers and advocates are urging the government to invoke the Lands Resumption Ordinance (LRO) to annex land held by developers, reportedly some 1,000 hectares of…

Public-private partnership suggested to address Hong Kong’s land issue
Land & Housing

Public-private partnership suggested to address Hong Kong’s land issue

With plenty of land in the New Territories held in the hands of the developers, the government is proposing to work with them to get…

Creative land use is key in face of housing shortage
Land & Housing

Creative land use is key in face of housing shortage

Land supply researchers say there’s no lack of land in Hong Kong. Rather, the problem is the lack of creative thinking for effective use of…

Failed abroad, to fail in Hong Kong? New tax on vacant homes of uncertain impact

In a city where housing situation has been a nightmare for many, the government is looking to an alternative to stamp duty to alleviate the…

New land supply proposal eyes Tuen Mun port
Land & Housing

New land supply proposal eyes Tuen Mun port

Finding sites for housing projects is one of the key tasks for the Hong Kong government to tackle the increasingly dire housing problem in the…