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Article: Hong Kong's density policy towards public housing: a theoretical and empirical review

TitleHong Kong's density policy towards public housing: a theoretical and empirical review
Authors
Issue Date1993
PublisherLiverpool University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.liverpool-unipress.co.uk/third.htm
Citation
Third World Planning Review, 1993, v. 15 n. 1, p. 63-85 How to Cite?
AbstractTo a visitor who comes to Hong Kong from the West, the most conspicuous feature of urban life in Hong Kong is congestion. In most working-class and most business districts, it is all-pervading, apparently limitless, and impenetrable. Western planning philosophy often stresses the ill-effects of high-density development on human behaviour. To some extent, this anti-high-density hypothesis has been adopted by some planners in the Asian Region, even in Hong Kong. In the 1974 Plan for Hong Kong, prepared by Abercrombie, the "New York solution' was categorically denounced. Hong Kong was preoccupied by this fear of high density up to the early 1960s. Much new development in the metropolitan area has been uncoordinated and shortages of land have produced excessively high densities with inadequate provisions of open space and other amenities. -from Author
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/168694
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dc.contributor.authorWai Chung Lai, Len_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-08T03:31:33Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-08T03:31:33Z-
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.identifier.citationThird World Planning Review, 1993, v. 15 n. 1, p. 63-85en_US
dc.identifier.issn0142-7849en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/168694-
dc.description.abstractTo a visitor who comes to Hong Kong from the West, the most conspicuous feature of urban life in Hong Kong is congestion. In most working-class and most business districts, it is all-pervading, apparently limitless, and impenetrable. Western planning philosophy often stresses the ill-effects of high-density development on human behaviour. To some extent, this anti-high-density hypothesis has been adopted by some planners in the Asian Region, even in Hong Kong. In the 1974 Plan for Hong Kong, prepared by Abercrombie, the "New York solution' was categorically denounced. Hong Kong was preoccupied by this fear of high density up to the early 1960s. Much new development in the metropolitan area has been uncoordinated and shortages of land have produced excessively high densities with inadequate provisions of open space and other amenities. -from Authoren_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherLiverpool University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.liverpool-unipress.co.uk/third.htmen_US
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dc.titleHong Kong's density policy towards public housing: a theoretical and empirical reviewen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailWai Chung Lai, L:wclai@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.volume15en_US
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dc.identifier.spage63en_US
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
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