23 February 2016 – Open space may seem like an oddity to some Hong Kong residents – a curious lack of development sandwiched between high rises and apartment blocks. Many locals would not think of it as an amenity. According to the Planning Department’s Hong Kong Planning Standards and Guidelines, residents of metropolitan areas and […]Read more "Open Space: A Coffin for Each of Us"
It’s sexist. It’s unsustainable. It has been blatantly abused for decades. And, don’t let anyone fool you; it works just the way it’s supposed to work. Yes, it’s that 1972-vintage Small House Policy (SHP) that [almost] everyone loves to hate. In land-scarce Hong Kong, it is not hard to imagine the many problems of an […]Read more "Small House Blues: Defending the Indigenous Villager"