Land Use Practice in a Hyper-Dense City: A Lesson from Hong Kong

Hao Wang, Qiping Shen

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Abstract

Sustainable urban development and land use has been a new agenda for over a decade in the world. Particularly in hyper density cities such as Hong Kong, land use conditions are more complicated and different from general large cities and the conflict between growing demand from urban development and limited land supply is more prominent. To facilitate sustainable land use in hyper density cities, this paper looks into land use conditions/characteristics in such cities by examining Hong Kong's land use practice as a real case. Firstly, land demand and supply in Hong Kong are both analyzed. Secondly, the statutory and administrative procedures of land development and allocation are reviewed. Finally, problems in the current land use system are also identified and discussed. The findings can serve as a useful reference for specific further research on sustainable land use in compact/high density cities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCREM 2015 - Environment and the Sustainable Building - Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages460-476
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780784479377
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event2015 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management: Environment and the Sustainable Building, ICCREM 2015 - Lulea, Sweden
Duration: 11 Aug 201512 Aug 2015

Conference

Conference2015 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management: Environment and the Sustainable Building, ICCREM 2015
CountrySweden
CityLulea
Period11/08/1512/08/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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