By Wong Wah Sang
Within the 1999 coverage deal with through Hong Kong's leader govt, Mr Tung Chee-hwa, one significant objective indexed is 'Making Hong Kong an incredible domestic . . . each citizen, each enterprise, each govt division and bureau have to begin operating in partnership to accomplish what's referred to as ''sustainable development''.' This publication goals to inspire an ecological method of layout and making plans in an attempt 'to construct Hong Kong right into a world-class city'. The ebook is split into 4 elements which specialize in a number of elements of environmental concerns in structure. the 1st half discusses extensive problems with environmental making plans and sustainability. the second one half covers environmental suggestions in architectural layout. The 3rd half bargains with environmental elements and explores how they are often addressed. The final half information the suitable environmental laws in Hong Kong. This booklet is meant as either a reference for pros in addition to a textbook for collage scholars.
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C o ac. C. Smith Sketch of CentralAVanchai Waterfront for initial CentralAVanchai Reclamation proposals. The layout is based on linkage and continuity of pedestrian elements and spaces tied back into the existing urban area. The waterfront itself is intended as a continuous animated sequence of recreational activities, water basins and facilities, such as festival market attractions, with points of reference related to the harbour. Sustainability And Urban Design I 41 MJi |~A] Statue Square Corridor | B [ Civic Corridor | c | Arts and Entertainment Corridor D I D| Waterfront Promenade C^ The New Central Waterfront is composed of four main elements.
This reflects a concern to maintain industrial growth and the needs of business interests when issuing new regulations. Compromises tend to be found through discussions with trade associations and the Federation of Industry. However, the essential principle is that the polluter pays, and Victoria Harbour, which represents around 2% of the territory's waters, is now designated as a water control zone — the last often such zones. This was prepared for in advance by chemical waste regulations and the establishment of the privately operated Chemical Waste Treatment Centre in 1993, the first in Southeast Asia, that provides an alternative to dumping waste into the sea.
At the same time, the metro area itself has thrived on its mix of uses and diversity, which has traditionally sustained a framework for a multiplicity of urban uses. C. Smith comprised much of the urban fabric and have been able to provide a robust and adaptable mix of workplaces, retail, entertainment and restaurant uses, as well as simple forms of urban housing. This, in turn, has led to Hong Kong's familiar spirit of urbanity and helped to consolidate the economic and social importance of the inner city itself.
Building Hong Kong: Environmental Considerations by Wong Wah Sang