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Public Workshop - Urban Regeneration and Local Economy in Hong Kong: Issues and Prospects

We are pleased to invite you to join the workshop Urban Regeneration and Local Economy in Hong Kong: Issues and Prospects. As part of their learning activities, four groups of students from the Bachelor of Social Sciences (Global and Environmental Studies) programme will deliver a series of presentations which will touch upon dierent dimensions of urban planning and development issues in Hong Kong.

Session One: A Study of Kwun Tong Town Centre Redevelopment Project

The Urban Renewal Authority has claimed to adopt a ‘People rst, District-based, Public participatory’ approach in its urban renewal works. By reviewing the related literature and conducting survey, the project aims at evaluating the eectiveness of Kwun Tong Town Center Renewal Project (KTTCRP) in improving stakeholders’ living standard. A survey has been conducted to collect stakeholders’ opinion with reference to (a) compensation, (b) rehousing arrangement, (c) the impact on local culture and collective memory, and (d) the approach of public consultation. Based on the ndings, a list of recommendations will be proposed.

Session Two: A Study of Mong Kok Revitalisation Project

Mong Kok Revitalisation Project is one of the major revitalisation projects carried out by the Urban Renewal Authority. The aim of this Study is to evaluate whether coordination amongst dierent stakeholders and to understand how the project be coordinated with considering dierent stakeholders' participation and public consultation. Questionnaires and interviews have been conducted with dierent stakeholders in order to gain a better understanding about the evolution and public perception towards the project.

Session Three: The Effectiveness of Industrial Building Revitalization: A Case Study of Fo Tan Industrial Estate

This project focuses on the “revitalisation of old industrial buildings” policy in Hong Kong using the case of Fo Tan. We aim to document the policy making process involved and to analyse the responses from dierent stakeholders. Speci cally, we would like to see if there is a substantial gap between policy target and policy outcomes in implementing this policy.

Session Four: Develop a Creative Market in Ki Lung Street of Sham Shui Po: A Feasibility Study

The local economy of Sham Shui Po has been constituted mainly by the wholesale business of buttons, beads and laces. This feasibility study aims to examine the prospect of developing a weekends’ community-based creative market in Sham Shui Po with a view to sustaining the survival of this unique business in Hong Kong. Interviews with key stakeholders such as shopkeepers and local residents have been conducted to identify areas of common interest.