Producing Food and Enhancing Community in the City: using a hybrid design-land economy approach to investigate the barriers to urban farming in Hong Kong


Grant Data
Project Title
Producing Food and Enhancing Community in the City: using a hybrid design-land economy approach to investigate the barriers to urban farming in Hong Kong
Principal Investigator
Mr Wee, Hiang Koon   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Dr Li Ling Hin   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
36
Start Date
2016-06-01
Completion Date
2019-05-31
Amount
428000
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
Food Urbanism, Liveable Cities, Property Rights, Community, Urban Agriculture
Discipline
Architecture
Panel
Humanities & Social Sciences (H)
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
17609515
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
2015/2016
Status
On-going
Objectives
2) Focus on planning ?feasibility in accessibility, circulation, solar orientation, waste management, without reinventing engineering solutions for high-intensity food cultivation. This pilot study area must demonstrate complex traits in both physical and social terms, in order for it to benefit the rest of Hong Kong, once success is demonstrated on some levels. 3) Survey and understand the socio-urban make-up and property rights of private and institutional stakeholders, and public agencies in the pilot study area to undstand the constraints on collective organization of production. 4) Develop models for re-organising rights of access and use in a way that offers incentives of resource-holders to deploy their resources in a collective urban agricultural network experiment. 5) Position Hong Kong as part of the discourse of food urbanism, towards a better practice of urban life and stronger community building.