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Article: Urban renewal in Hong Kong: a community aspiration study

TitleUrban renewal in Hong Kong: a community aspiration study
Authors
KeywordsUrban renewal
Sustainable development
Community aspiration
Community engagement
Hong Kong
Issue Date2011
PublisherHong Kong Institute of Surveyors. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkis.org.hk/en/publication_journal.php
Citation
Surveying & Built Environment, 2011, v. 21 n. 1, p. 63-77 How to Cite?
Abstract
Coupled with the growing number of aged private residential buildings, the lack of proper building care culture has led to serious problems of building dilapidation and urban decay in Hong Kong, particularly in the old urban areas. Not only is the cityscape ruined, but also the health and safety of the residents and general public as a whole are jeopardized. To arrest urban decay, redevelopment has long been adopted to renew rundown areas. However, the approach usually has a negative impact on the existing social fabric and causes a reduction in social capital. Given that older buildings usually have a larger proportion of older residents, and that the elderly population tends to be financially less well-off, this group of residents is more adversely affected by the negative impact of social destruction due to redevelopment. Recently, building rehabilitation has been gaining popularity. Yet, with a view to a sustainable strategy for urban renewal, it is necessary to balance the interests of different stakeholders. The alternative ways the community perceives different approaches to urban renewal in Hong Kong is a worthwhile topic to study. In this paper, the community's attitudes towards redevelopment and rehabilitation as urban renewal options are examined through a structured questionnaire survey. The survey findings are discussed with emphases on their policy implications. Recommendations will be drawn with respect to the community engagement process that enhances the likelihood of arriving at a more balanced urban renewal strategy.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/136314
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dc.contributor.authorHo, DCWen_US
dc.contributor.authorYau, Yen_US
dc.contributor.authorPoon, SWen_US
dc.contributor.authorLaw, CKen_US
dc.contributor.authorChui, EWTen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, YCen_US
dc.contributor.authorLee, KMen_US
dc.contributor.authorKo, LSFen_US
dc.contributor.authorYip, HKen_US
dc.contributor.authorKwan, AKHen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, KHYen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-27T02:13:04Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-27T02:13:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationSurveying & Built Environment, 2011, v. 21 n. 1, p. 63-77en_US
dc.identifier.issn1816-9554en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/136314-
dc.description.abstractCoupled with the growing number of aged private residential buildings, the lack of proper building care culture has led to serious problems of building dilapidation and urban decay in Hong Kong, particularly in the old urban areas. Not only is the cityscape ruined, but also the health and safety of the residents and general public as a whole are jeopardized. To arrest urban decay, redevelopment has long been adopted to renew rundown areas. However, the approach usually has a negative impact on the existing social fabric and causes a reduction in social capital. Given that older buildings usually have a larger proportion of older residents, and that the elderly population tends to be financially less well-off, this group of residents is more adversely affected by the negative impact of social destruction due to redevelopment. Recently, building rehabilitation has been gaining popularity. Yet, with a view to a sustainable strategy for urban renewal, it is necessary to balance the interests of different stakeholders. The alternative ways the community perceives different approaches to urban renewal in Hong Kong is a worthwhile topic to study. In this paper, the community's attitudes towards redevelopment and rehabilitation as urban renewal options are examined through a structured questionnaire survey. The survey findings are discussed with emphases on their policy implications. Recommendations will be drawn with respect to the community engagement process that enhances the likelihood of arriving at a more balanced urban renewal strategy.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherHong Kong Institute of Surveyors. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkis.org.hk/en/publication_journal.phpen_US
dc.relation.ispartofSurveying & Built Environmenten_US
dc.subjectUrban renewal-
dc.subjectSustainable development-
dc.subjectCommunity aspiration-
dc.subjectCommunity engagement-
dc.subjectHong Kong-
dc.titleUrban renewal in Hong Kong: a community aspiration studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailHo, DCW: danielho@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailPoon, SW: swpoon@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailLaw, CK: hrnwlck@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailChui, EWT: ernest@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailWong, YC: ssycwong@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailLee, KM: carmelee@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailKo, LSF: kosukfun@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailKwan, AKH: khkwan@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailWong, KHY: khywong@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.volume21en_US
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dc.publisher.placeHong Kong-

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