Town Planning Practice
Context, Procedures and Statistics for Hong Kong
ISBN : 978-962-209-516-8
260 pages, 6.5″ x 9.5″
This book is the first systematic attempt to introduce the current practice and statistics of town planning in Hong Kong. Part I gives an analytical account of the practical and ideological context, discusses design principles and describes procedures of town planning with particular reference to change in use. The emphasis is on skills of plan interpretation and an appreciation of the intellectual disposition of planners and various objective constraints confronting them. Part II is the first of its kind in presenting and analysing the statistics of planning applications for 11 zones from 1978 to 1998. The success rates of planning applications as well as the main reasons used by the Town Planning Board for rejecting planning applications are elucidated.
“This treatise, written in lucid language and amply illustrated with useful figures, plates and tables, provides much fodder for further inquiries. It can no doubt constitute a key reference if not a benchmark for professionals, academics and students associated with town planning, including the disciplines of architecture, geography, law, planning and surveying.” —Professor C. Y. Jim, Head of Department of Geography, The University of Hong Kong; Town Planning Board Member