Land administration: Making it fair, transparent and efficient
Based on the principles of fairness, transparency, efficiency and effectiveness, the study on ‘Enhancing planning and lands policies’ aims to put forth recommendations for accelerating the process of land production by reviewing six major policy areas involved.
Finding the perfect stage for buskers
Following the abolition of the Mong Kok pedestrian precinct, many buskers moved their stages to other districts. With a view to preventing the chaos in Mong Kok from happening in other areas, there have been calls for a licensing scheme. However, introducing any sifting systems will likely be criticised for jeopardising the nature of street performance. How should the society treat street performers if we would like to get the best of both worlds?
True or false? Does fact-checking work?
The difficulty of validating online information has resulted in a yearning for authority and the rise of third-party fact-checking agencies. However, in an era of information bombardment, whether such agencies can make a difference remains a question.
Mapping out a 20-minute social neighbourhood to create a livable New Territories
The development plans for brownfield sites and privately owned agricultural land highlighted in the newly released Policy Address will surely make the New Territories home to even more people, where over half of the local population resides. To make this region more livable, the concept of ‘20-minute social neighbourhood’ should be incorporated into the city’s planning standards and guidelines, allowing citizens to take a stroll and enjoy different communal facilities and services, and immerse themselves in the unique culture and natural settings that surround them.
How to support colleagues with mental health issues?
Busy Hongkongers adopt different approaches to coping with stress at work. Some talk with families and friends, while others listen to music or exercise. Nevertheless, can they handle colleagues who are in a state of nervous tension, or who display anxiety and depression symptoms?