Ways to Urbanisation 建城之道
Post-War Road Development in Hong Kong 戰後香港的道路發展
Ho Pui-yin 何佩然
January 2009
364 pages
7" x 10"
Paperback 978-962-209-052-1
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This book focuses on a crucial internal problem—Hong Kong’s post-war road development from 1946 to present. Observations are made on road development in the post-war period and its impact on the city’s development through the study of areas such as the building and expansion of road network; the establishment and operation mechanisms of the departments responsible for road works; and the formulation, implementation and promotion of transport policy. This allows us to undertake further assessment of issues such as the characteristics of post-war urbanisation in Hong Kong, population distribution and land use, and inter-relationships between internal social changes and the city’s rapid development, with an expectation that this would serve as reference for the city’s further development.

本書以戰後香港城市發展的內部核心問題──1946年至今的道路發展為研究重心。透過道路網絡的建立與伸延,專責道路工程的部門的成立與運作機制,以至交通政策的制定、實施與推行等課題,觀察戰後六十多年來香港道路的發展對城市拓展的影響,從而評估戰後香港人口分佈與土地利用、都市化的特色、社會內部變化與城市急速擴張的互動關係等問題,為城市未來發展提供參考作用。

Ho Pui-yin is a modern social and economic historian. Prior to joining the History Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, she worked as a research consultant at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. She is also Director of Lee Woo Sing Hong Kong History Resource Centre, Dean of General Education and Member of Board of Trustees of Shaw College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Visiting Professor Chaire Dupront of Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her current researches are mainly on urbanisation of modern day Hong Kong. Her major works include Water for a Barren Rock, Weathering the Storm, Challenges for an Evolving City, and The Administrative History of the Hong Kong Government Agencies 1841–2002.

何佩然,近代社會及經濟史學者。曾任法國巴黎經濟合作與發展組織(OECD)研究顧問,現任教於香港中文大學歷史系,並兼任香港中文大學逸夫書院李和聲香港歷史資源中心主任、逸夫書院通識教育主任、逸夫書院校董、巴黎索邦大學杜蓬客座教授。近年來專注近代香港的都市化研究,主要著作有《點滴話當年》、《風雲可測》、《地換山移》、《香港政府部門行政史(英文)》等。

 
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