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postgraduate thesis: Public opposition to NIMBY facilities : the extension of SENT landfill in Tseung Kwan O

TitlePublic opposition to NIMBY facilities : the extension of SENT landfill in Tseung Kwan O
Authors
Issue Date2014
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Au, C. [歐澤霖]. (2014). Public opposition to NIMBY facilities : the extension of SENT landfill in Tseung Kwan O. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5334147
AbstractThe research focuses on public opposition to the extension of South East New Territories (SENT) Landfill in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong. The phenomenon of opposing undesirable facilities sitings is described as the “Not in my backyard (NIMBY)” syndrome in literature and the popular media. SENT Landfill is expected to reach its saturation capacity before 2016 but the public opposition has been fierce to prohibit the extension proposal. The objectives of this study is to identify how the public in Tseung Kwan O perceive the landfill extension proposal, reasons for opposing the extension and potential measures to resolve the conflicts. A questionnaire survey was adopted to obtain both quantitative and qualitative data. One-hundred fifty samples were collected from each sampling area. A total of four-hundred fifty samples were collected among three sampling areas in Tseung Kwan O. It was found that residents who live in Lohas Park are strongly against the proposal of SENT landfill extension due to the close proximity of Lohas Park to the landfill. Respondents with higher levels of knowledge about the landfill extension issue have a higher chance to accept the proposal. It was concluded that the residents in Tseung Kwan O are mostly unsatisfied with inadequate or ineffective public involvement in the existing policy-making process. The government should consider dropping its centralized planning approach and reforming current information-giving channels. Officials should also make efforts to enhance their credibility by cooperating with environmental NGOs.
DegreeMaster of Science in Environmental Management
SubjectFills (Earthwork) - China - Hong Kong
Dept/ProgramEnvironmental Management
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/207618

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorAu, Chak-lam-
dc.contributor.author歐澤霖-
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-12T23:18:51Z-
dc.date.available2015-01-12T23:18:51Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationAu, C. [歐澤霖]. (2014). Public opposition to NIMBY facilities : the extension of SENT landfill in Tseung Kwan O. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5334147-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/207618-
dc.description.abstractThe research focuses on public opposition to the extension of South East New Territories (SENT) Landfill in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong. The phenomenon of opposing undesirable facilities sitings is described as the “Not in my backyard (NIMBY)” syndrome in literature and the popular media. SENT Landfill is expected to reach its saturation capacity before 2016 but the public opposition has been fierce to prohibit the extension proposal. The objectives of this study is to identify how the public in Tseung Kwan O perceive the landfill extension proposal, reasons for opposing the extension and potential measures to resolve the conflicts. A questionnaire survey was adopted to obtain both quantitative and qualitative data. One-hundred fifty samples were collected from each sampling area. A total of four-hundred fifty samples were collected among three sampling areas in Tseung Kwan O. It was found that residents who live in Lohas Park are strongly against the proposal of SENT landfill extension due to the close proximity of Lohas Park to the landfill. Respondents with higher levels of knowledge about the landfill extension issue have a higher chance to accept the proposal. It was concluded that the residents in Tseung Kwan O are mostly unsatisfied with inadequate or ineffective public involvement in the existing policy-making process. The government should consider dropping its centralized planning approach and reforming current information-giving channels. Officials should also make efforts to enhance their credibility by cooperating with environmental NGOs.-
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.subject.lcshFills (Earthwork) - China - Hong Kong-
dc.titlePublic opposition to NIMBY facilities : the extension of SENT landfill in Tseung Kwan O-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5334147-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Science in Environmental Management-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineEnvironmental Management-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b5334147-

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