Town Planning Practice: Context, Procedures and Statistics for Hong Kong

English | 2000 | ISBN: 962209516X | PDF | 259 Pages | 11.3 mb


English | 2000 | ISBN: 962209516X | PDF | 259 Pages | 11.3 mb
This book is the first systematic attempt to introduce the current practice and statistics of town planning in Hong Kong. Part I gives an analytical account of the practical and ideological context, discusses design principles and describes procedures of town planning with particular reference to change in use. The emphasis is on skills of plan interpretation and an appreciation of the intellectual disposition of planners and various objective constraints confronting them. Part II is the first of its kind in presenting and analysing the statistics of planning applications for 11 zones from 1978 to 1998. The success rates of planning applications as well as the main reasons used by the Town Planning Board for rejecting planning applications are elucidated.

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