Landscape architecture and the "green" elements in Hong Kong housing development

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Hong Kong is well known for its high density population with most of the people living in a concrete jungle. At the same time Hong Kong has a long history of preserving its natural landscape through statutory and administrative control, and also one of the earliest in having its own registration system for landscape architect protected by legislation. As sustainability is becoming increasingly important in the development of cities, the effective application of landscape and greening in our housing development is crucial to Hong Kong for its future development. This article has mainly two parts, the first part being an introduction of the landscape architectural profession and its relationship to the built-environment; second part on the development of incorporating "green" elements in the housing projects and appraisal on the built environment of Hong Kong.

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House Dynamics: Official Journal of the Hong Kong Institute of Housing

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