As an advanced and wealthy city, Hong Kong has a responsibility to play a leading role in pursuing a development model which minimizes degradation of the environment, ecological footprint and encroachment on natural wilderness. It must respond to the clear and present danger of global warming by reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. It must respond to citizens’ desire for a better quality physical environment in which to live.
DesigningHongKong believes that better urban planning has a key role to play in achieving these objectives.
DesigningHongKong’s focus is on land policy, land use, planning and urban design. However, there will inevitably be overlap with many other areas of policy, such as energy, transportation, conservation, waste disposal and housing.