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postgraduate thesis: An evaluation of the planning and design of waterfront in Hong Kong

TitleAn evaluation of the planning and design of waterfront in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Leung, S. E. [梁秀雯]. (2012). An evaluation of the planning and design of waterfront in Hong Kong. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4988535
AbstractVictoria Harbour is regarded as a symbol for Hong Kong and it gives the name of “Pearl of the Eastern Oriental”. However, due to the need for land to accommodate population growth and construction of transport infrastructure, harbour reclamation became a dominant strategy in meeting these demands. Fortunately, after the Protection of Harbour Ordinance passed in 1996 and judgement handed down by the Court of Final Appeal halted further reclamation on both sides of the harbour. Furthermore, demolition of Start Ferry Pier and Queen’s Pier in 2007 also unveiled the fall of conventional public engagement exercise and the underestimated public aspirations in gaining access to the harbourfront area. At the end, the CE addressed the issues in his 2008 and 2009 Policy Addresses in response to the public request in harbourfront beautification. Harbourfront regeneration projects started worldwide since early 1950s in the North America. The dissertation first reviewed theoretical concepts that are involved in planning and design issues of harbourfront regeneration. Case studies in Singapore, Vancouver and New York are examined so as to extract critical successful factors. An evaluation framework is then formulated to evaluate the selected case. Kwun Tong Promenade Stage One is selected and will be evaluated against the criteria stipulated in the evaluation framework. Through evaluating and analyzing the case, the deficiency of the planning and design of harbourfront in Hong Kong is unveiled. As a result, a set of recommendations are made to improve the planning and design of harbourfront in Hong Kong.
DegreeMaster of Science in Urban Planning
SubjectWaterfronts - China - Hong Kong - Planning.
Waterfronts - China - Hong Kong - Design and construction.
Dept/ProgramUrban Planning and Design
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/182293

 

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dc.contributor.authorLeung, Sau-man, Esther.-
dc.contributor.author梁秀雯.-
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-21T11:17:47Z-
dc.date.available2013-04-21T11:17:47Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationLeung, S. E. [梁秀雯]. (2012). An evaluation of the planning and design of waterfront in Hong Kong. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4988535-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/182293-
dc.description.abstractVictoria Harbour is regarded as a symbol for Hong Kong and it gives the name of “Pearl of the Eastern Oriental”. However, due to the need for land to accommodate population growth and construction of transport infrastructure, harbour reclamation became a dominant strategy in meeting these demands. Fortunately, after the Protection of Harbour Ordinance passed in 1996 and judgement handed down by the Court of Final Appeal halted further reclamation on both sides of the harbour. Furthermore, demolition of Start Ferry Pier and Queen’s Pier in 2007 also unveiled the fall of conventional public engagement exercise and the underestimated public aspirations in gaining access to the harbourfront area. At the end, the CE addressed the issues in his 2008 and 2009 Policy Addresses in response to the public request in harbourfront beautification. Harbourfront regeneration projects started worldwide since early 1950s in the North America. The dissertation first reviewed theoretical concepts that are involved in planning and design issues of harbourfront regeneration. Case studies in Singapore, Vancouver and New York are examined so as to extract critical successful factors. An evaluation framework is then formulated to evaluate the selected case. Kwun Tong Promenade Stage One is selected and will be evaluated against the criteria stipulated in the evaluation framework. Through evaluating and analyzing the case, the deficiency of the planning and design of harbourfront in Hong Kong is unveiled. As a result, a set of recommendations are made to improve the planning and design of harbourfront in Hong Kong.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.source.urihttp://hub.hku.hk/bib/B49885352-
dc.subject.lcshWaterfronts - China - Hong Kong - Planning.-
dc.subject.lcshWaterfronts - China - Hong Kong - Design and construction.-
dc.titleAn evaluation of the planning and design of waterfront in Hong Kong-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb4988535-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Science in Urban Planning-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineUrban Planning and Design-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b4988535-
dc.date.hkucongregation2012-

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