Land resources series: Will ‘Relocation of Kwai Tsing Container Terminals’ be possible?

Housing, Infrastructure and Land | 2018-08-17

Among the 18 land supply options, relocating the Kwai Tsing Container Terminals is classified as a conceptual option only. However, by reviewing experiences from the neighbouring city, past research documents and Hong Kong’s development blueprint, this option is still worth discussing.


Land resources series: Who pays for cleanup of contaminated brownfield sites?

Housing, Infrastructure and Land | 2018-08-10

There are hundreds of hectares of brownfield sites with untapped potential in the New Territories. However, various degrees of contamination of these sites may cause uncertainties over the expense and time needed for development. What steps should be taken by the Government to avoid potential pitfalls?


Fathers matter: Shared housework and parenting

Social and Economic Mobility | 2018-07-27

A research points out that early and ongoing father involvement in child care can increase fathers' child care participation in the long run, which helps achieve equal sharing of child care and housework. Can Hong Kong learn from foreign countries that have introduced measures to promote equal partnership in families?


Forming owners’ corporations to enhance safety of three-nil buildings

Housing, Infrastructure and Land | 2018-07-16

Owners of buildings without owners’ corporations, residents’ organisations or property management companies can hardly benefit from the Government’s building repair and fire safety improvement works assistance schemes as most of them target owners’ corporations rather than individual owners. Would the recently-launched ‘Operation Building Bright 2.0’ and ‘Fire Safety Improvement Works Subsidy Scheme’ be able to help improve their living conditions?


Consensus reached on boosting land supply for housing, concerns prevail over public-private partnership

Housing, Infrastructure and Land | 2018-04-24

Bauhinia released a ‘Survey on public opinion towards land supply for housing and public-private partnership for housing development in Hong Kong’, which examined public views on land resources for housing, in particular public-private partnership for housing development and the ‘Starter Homes’ scheme.