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postgraduate thesis: Marginalization of space and the public realm: achieving sustainable development through the 'productionof space'

TitleMarginalization of space and the public realm: achieving sustainable development through the 'productionof space'
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Leung, Y. B. [梁彦彰]. (2012). Marginalization of space and the public realm : achieving sustainable development through the 'production of space'. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4988545
AbstractAs addressed by Lefebvre's theories on the 'Production of Space', there has always been discrepancies between the conceived spaces of the producers and the perceived / lived spaces of the users. Particularly with public spaces, history has shown that these spaces have often contested and conflicted in Hong Kong, where the public realm has been shrinking at an alarming rate, becoming less accessible, and often overly maintained and subject to surveillance and policing. This study attempts to carry on the debates in this regard, and provide a new limelight towards how public spaces can be considered and planned for in the case of Hong Kong. Through the extensive review of literature and numerous interviews and discussions with various professionals, scholars, government officials, local bodies, etc. it was found that institutional and procedural gaps, along with the focus on maintaining and satisfying standards and the economic well-being of the city, hinder the development of a healthy and vibrant public realm. However, there is ample room for many possibilities and ways to resolve such issues, particularly when under the framework of a placemaking approach. With all things considered, much more research is needed to substantiate the multifarious collection of issues addressed, particularly in terms of the political economy of Hong Kong and its effects on the development of our city and its spaces.
DegreeMaster of Science in Urban Planning
SubjectPublic spaces - China - Hong Kong.
Dept/ProgramUrban Planning and Design

 

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dc.contributor.authorLeung, Yin-cheung, Barton.-
dc.contributor.author梁彦彰.-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationLeung, Y. B. [梁彦彰]. (2012). Marginalization of space and the public realm : achieving sustainable development through the 'production of space'. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4988545-
dc.description.abstractAs addressed by Lefebvre's theories on the 'Production of Space', there has always been discrepancies between the conceived spaces of the producers and the perceived / lived spaces of the users. Particularly with public spaces, history has shown that these spaces have often contested and conflicted in Hong Kong, where the public realm has been shrinking at an alarming rate, becoming less accessible, and often overly maintained and subject to surveillance and policing. This study attempts to carry on the debates in this regard, and provide a new limelight towards how public spaces can be considered and planned for in the case of Hong Kong. Through the extensive review of literature and numerous interviews and discussions with various professionals, scholars, government officials, local bodies, etc. it was found that institutional and procedural gaps, along with the focus on maintaining and satisfying standards and the economic well-being of the city, hinder the development of a healthy and vibrant public realm. However, there is ample room for many possibilities and ways to resolve such issues, particularly when under the framework of a placemaking approach. With all things considered, much more research is needed to substantiate the multifarious collection of issues addressed, particularly in terms of the political economy of Hong Kong and its effects on the development of our city and its spaces.-
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/B49885455-
dc.subject.lcshPublic spaces - China - Hong Kong.-
dc.titleMarginalization of space and the public realm: achieving sustainable development through the 'productionof space'-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb4988545-
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_b4988545-
dc.date.hkucongregation2012-

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