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…

Public participation stimulates unlimited possibilities of smart city

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

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…

Tablescape and Cityscape: Urban planning on a cha chaan teng table

Tablescape and Cityscape: Urban planning on a cha chaan teng table

It takes not only relevant professional knowledge but also political courage to keep urban planning as packed and yet orderly as a cha chaan teng…

茶餐廳桌面的城市規劃- Tablescape and Cityscape

茶餐廳桌面的城市規劃- Tablescape and Cityscape

M+ first exhibition is scheduled for September

M+ first exhibition is scheduled for September

M+ Pavilion, the first permanent venue of West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) has completed on Friday (22 nd July). The dedication ceremony invited Ms Suhanya Raffel,…

西九首建築開幕 九月起有展覽

西九首建築開幕 九月起有展覽

西九文化區首個永久建築M+展亭於上周五(七月二十二日)舉成落成儀式,邀請了候任M+博物館行政總監華安雅女士、 管理局董事局主席林鄭月娥等主持剪綵儀式。

Hong Kong’s urban planning process needs a rethink!

Hong Kong’s urban planning process needs a rethink!

Hong Kong urban planners who are frustrated by public criticism should involve the public in planning from the start and encourage critics to design alternatives.

‘Nimbies’ & ‘Gentries’: Two fatal urban viruses

‘Nimbies’ & ‘Gentries’: Two fatal urban viruses

NIMBYism and gentrification are eroding Hong Kong’s development. Francis Neoton Cheung, convenor of Doctoral Exchange, offers a cure. (edited on April 27)

How Green Was My Island?

How Green Was My Island?

Lantau Island is to be the home of over 700,000 new Hong Kongers. Their existence is questionable, bringing the proposed new city’s rationale under fire….