Hong Kong's new towns

Hong Kong's new towns

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This study of Hong Kong's new towns covers the historical and conceptual origins of new towns and satellite towns worldwide, as well as development procedures and controls, aspects of design, design problems, and the role of government and the private sector in catering to the public need. Hong Kong's physical size and rapid population growth provide unique material for this volume, which will prove useful to town planners and students in the field of community planning.Yet, when a plan such as that produced in 1961 for Areas 12 and 13 in north Tsuen Wan is examined, if one was unaware of the location, ... availability of the site in the 1960s and changes in housing targets prevented its translation from British design manuals to Hong Kong reality. ... services and facilities within the site, covered shopping, community facilities, education, local transport, and recreation.

Title:Hong Kong's new towns
Author:M. Roger Bristow
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 1989-12


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