Sing Tao Daily 星島日報 (A16) – 26 June, 2017

社會成本不斷升 推高工程費

近年推出的十大基建項目屢現超支,向立法會追加撥款已成常態,反觀回歸前的政府嚴格控制開支,於九十年代推出的「新機場核心計畫」之十大核心工程,「埋單」結帳時大部分也是「有餘」,形成強烈對比。研究有關課題的民間智庫博匯召集人張量童認為,如要打破困局,本港未來需要重新考慮在公營房屋項目輸入外勞,並應重施故技,恢復回歸前曾經採用的換地制度,以降低社會發展成本。

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Sing Tao Daily 星島日報 (A02) – 21 November, 2016

民間智庫質疑研究 無考慮科技演變

發展局早前公布的「香港2030+」研究結果,已勾劃出本港未來的發展藍圖,但民間智庫「博匯」認為,該項策略性規劃並未與人口政策作配合,也沒有考慮未來數十年可能出現的科技演變,擔心難以配合本港繼續發展成國際大都會。其召集人張量童(見圖)更指,本港只剩下南面水域可以擴展邊界範圍,料日後甚有需要興建第二個機場,希望跨越二○三○後的規劃能觸及有關課題。

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Harbour Times – 07 October, 2016

It takes not only relevant professional knowledge but also political courage to keep urban planning as packed and yet orderly as a cha chaan teng table.

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Harbour Times – 14 September, 2016

Urban design is the modern tool for drawing people together, for giving physical form and making places to all the hopes, dreams and aspirations that people have for themselves, their families, and their fellow travelers on planet Earth. It gives physical reality to the inner lives and experiences we seek in having fulfilling lives.

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Harbour Times – 09 September, 2016

Everyone has a favourite “City” he or she wants Hong Kong to be. But it must be all those cities to holistically serve her people.

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Hong Kong Economic Journal 信報 – 13 August, 2016

最近有團體主張港府應優先使用棕土。討論棕土問題,有必要先行釐清棕土在香港環境的定義。筆者認為,棕土(brownfield)是泛指新界鄉郊範圍內的綠土(greenfield),如綠化帶、農地,甚或是自然保育區和郊野公園等遭到不恰當使用而成的,其中大部分造成環境破壞和污染,當中也有涉及非法佔用官地及作非法用途。

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China Daily Hong Kong Edition– 29 April, 2016

Francis Neoton Cheung argues that ‘nimbyism’ and ‘gentrification’ are two urban ‘viruses’, which the city has to address in order to facilitate its future development.

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Harbour Times – 25 April, 2016

NIMBYism and gentrification are eroding Hong Kong’s development. FrancisNeoton Cheung, convenor of Doctoral Exchange, offers a cure.

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Hong Kong Economic Journal 信報 – 16 April, 2016

我們的城市病了。城市是都市人口一切活動的載體,城市發展不健康,市民也無法安居樂業。經初步診斷,香港近年受到兩大病毒入侵,且有快速蔓延的趨勢。這兩大病原體一種來自政府,一種來自民間。

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Hong Kong Economic Journal 信報 – 25 September, 2015

尖沙咀星光大道活化計劃於8月21日獲得城市規劃委員會有條件批准而引起廣泛關注和爭議。優化香港的海濱,特別是維港兩岸的海濱區,是市民一直的渴求。

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