Hong Kong open space: discussion and revelation
Public open space, Private open spaces, Urban development, Urban design
Hong Kong, as one of the densely populated cities in the world, has a highly constrained land development system when it comes to planning open spaces in the city. Such a controlled urban planning framework has been a result of its unique social, economic, political and geographical factors. The intrinsic relationship between public and private land ownership constantly challenge the true definition of “public” and “private” spaces for its inhabitants. This paper aims to identify the different urban scenarios related to public and private open spaces and draws references from the Urban Design Roundtable Discussion held by the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design (HKIUD) in September 2015 to best understand how urban design of open spaces can achieve a more sustainable urban design for the future.
Kee, T. (2015). Hong Kong open space: discussion and revelation. Urban Design, 2015 (2), 6-33. Retrieved from http://repository.vtc.edu.hk/thei-fac-de-sp/147