09 Urban renewal

09 Urban renewal - Session 9 Urban Renewal 20060412...

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1 Session 9 Urban Renewal 20060412 Problems of Older Areas • Poor living environment, hygiene & health problems • Ageing of buildings & difficulties in management • Over-crowding, narrow streets, restricted • Other socio-economic problems
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2 High-rise Transformation • Driven by financial incentives • Environmental improvement & road widening • Small lots • 7- storey buildings without lift Early Systematic Efforts of Urban Renewal • Mei Foo Sun Tsuen– redevelopment of Mobil depot (c. 1969) • Sheung Wan Urban Renewal Pilot Project (c. 1970’s) • of former dockyards • Sitting-out area & tree planting in ex-building sites in older urban areas
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3 Indication of Beneficial Approaches • Road widening • Drainage improvement • Integrated engineering planning with other projects– surplus excavated materials from Kornhill for TKO reclamation • Provision of commercial & community facilities, landscaping More Recent Activities of Private Sector • Conversion or Redevelopment of industrial buildings to I-O or business buildings e.g. Kwun Tong, Quarry Bay) • New uses for obsolete industrial buildings (loft apartments, artist workshop & public entertainment) • of heritage buildings (HKU Main Building, Western Market Building)
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4 Recent Systematic Action of Public Sector • Comprehensive Redevelopment Programme of Public Housing Estates by HA • Urban Improvement Scheme & Flat for
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