CIVL3007-EIA-2010-7-Eco-Visual-Others EMA

CIVL3007-EIA-2010-7-Eco-Visual-Others EMA - CIVL3007-2010...

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1 1) ecological, 2) visual and landscape, 3) cultural heritage, 4) socio-economic impacts, 5) etc. Technical assessment of other impacts CIVL3007-2010 Dr. Zhang T
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2 Ecological impact key factors for determining need for ecological assessment: recognised site of conservation importance important habitat important species significance of ecological impact with regard to: habitat quality examples of important habitat types in Hong Kong: mature native woodland undisturbed natural coastal area mangrove brackish or freshwater marshes natural stream courses coral communities species of ecological importance size of habitat abundance of species duration of impact reversibility of impact magnitude of change fragmentation ecological linkage: food chain scope and content of ecological assessment ecological baseline information impact identification and prediction evaluation of the significance of the impacts identified recommendations of alternatives and mitigation measures recommendations for appropriate monitoring and audit programme
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3 Visual and landscape impacts levels of significance: beneficial acceptable acceptable with mitigation measures unacceptable undetermined based on : visual compatibility with surroundings visual obstruction improvement of visual quality glare from direct or reflected sunlight mitigation measures: remedial, e.g. colour scheme of building compensatory, e.g. compensatory planting
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4 Impact on sites of cultural heritage • the protection and conservation of all declared sites of cultural heritage • adverse impacts shall be kept to a minimum http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Grade_II_historic_buildings_in_Hong_Kong Conservation In-situ of the Three Heritage Building on the Centennial Campus Site The two residential buildings will become part of the main entrance plaza of the Centennial Campus, subject to adaptive conversion to more appropriate uses for university members as well as public. For the Elliot Treatment Works Building, the conservation will be conducted after seeking options of WSD and the public. A Working Group on Heritage has been formed to collect views from stakeholders on the possible future uses of the three heritage buildings. The stakeholders include staff, students and alumni of the University; relevant government departments and bodies, as well as the general public. The future uses of the three heritage buildings should be in line with the following principles: Be compatible with the overall campus design and functions; Have minimal impact on the historical values and the structural integrity of the buildings; Support the vision of building a “University District”.
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5 Impact on the socio-economic environment socio-economic factors and their potential changes from project implementation, especially regarding population, employment, land usage, housing characteristics, demand for services (health,
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