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Department of Civil & Structural Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations Potentials of TDR for Balancing Built Heritage Conservation and Compact Development in Hong Kong Published: 19 December 2017
Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-6190-5_98
Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Will affordability policy transcend climate change? A new lens to re-examine equitable access to healthcare in the San F... Published: 01 October 2016
Cities, doi: 10.1016/j.cities.2016.05.014
Highlights•To evaluate the potential impacts of climate change on the spatial access to healthcare through network analysis•To investigate the interactions between climate change, affordability and public accessibility to healthcare•To shed light upon the improvement of healthcare service and spatial allocation for disadvantaged population AbstractEqual spatial access to healthcare is a primary public policy concern. The debate on access to healthcare facilities, particularly for low-income individuals, has increasingly drawn attention to the interactions between equity, accessibility, and healthcare. However, little is known about the joint effects of affordability issues and environmental constraints. Therefore, this study aimed to re-examine the equity in spatial accessibility of healthcare in the San Francisco Bay Area from a new angle. The study evaluated the potential impacts of climate change on the spatial access to healthcare through network analysis including service area and location-allocation methods. A great loss of accessibility to healthcare occurs owing to financial barriers aggravated by failure of transportation networks induced by climate change. In particular, the consequences of climate change were found to be a serious cause of inequality in spatial access to healthcare for disadvantaged people. In order to secure equitable healthcare in the Bay Area, it is recommended that more efforts be put into geographically redistributing public health resources to deliberately deliver equitable healthcare, particularly to the disadvantaged population. In addition, the government policy intervention on affordability, introduced to improve healthcare equity, is essential for those encountering financial barriers during climate change. The findings will help decision makers and planners to rethink how to enhance equitable access to healthcare, either through the allocation of healthcare facilities planning or through public policy on affordability.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Challenge-driven design for public housing: The case of Hong Kong Published: 01 June 2016
Frontiers of Architectural Research, doi: 10.1016/j.foar.2016.05.001
Public housing (PH) has existed in Hong Kong for six decades. Previous and current challenges that have been encountered over time function as a collective driver for design progression. However, such challenges have remained under research to be able to draw useful lessons from them. To understand how this established motif can suit the sustainability-conscious era, this study uses Hong Kong as a representative case for sub-tropical compact cities by critiquing its PH design against multiple constraints. The objective of this study is to trace the historical relationships between challenges and design progress as well as to assess current and future implications of sustainability trends on PH design. By synthesizing data from literature, policy documents, and empirical evidence, this research develops an evolution map for PH design in Hong Kong that is driven by seven major challenges. Based on this map, a conceptual framework for intersecting considerations that envisages five main future prospects toward future PH design is also established.
Article 0 Reads 3 Citations Issues of NIMBY conflict management from the perspective of stakeholders: A case study in Shanghai Published: 01 April 2016
Habitat International, doi: 10.1016/j.habitatint.2015.11.013
Highlights•NIMBY conflict management issues among stakeholders in Shanghai are examined.•Public participation, EIA and the gap between the policymaking and the fast city development are the main issues.•Tough stability maintenance measures intensify public opposition to the NIMBY facility.•Effective public participation, full EIA report accessible to the public and social impact assessment are suggested. AbstractAt a time when the relationship between local government and the residents is worsening, little has been written about the issues of managing NIMBY conflicts among local governments, residents and developers. This paper aims to examine the issues of NIMBY conflict management among the stakeholders in China. A case in Shanghai, China illustrates the major issues in NIMBY conflict management that have arisen among stakeholders. The results show that public participation, EIA and the gap between the policy making and the fast city development are the main issues. Tough stability maintenance measures intensified public opposition to the NIMBY facility. Based on the issues identified in the case study, the authors suggest effective public participation, full EIA report accessible to the public and social impact included for facility siting response strategies for city managers to reduce NIMBY conflict.
Article 0 Reads 3 Citations Social needs of the elderly and active aging in public open spaces in urban renewal Published: 01 March 2016
Cities, doi: 10.1016/j.cities.2015.11.022
Highlights•Public open space enhances the social well-being of the elderly and active aging.•Highlights the social concerns of the elderly regarding public open spaces in urban renewal areas•Evaluates to what extent planning considerations in urban renewal differ from newly planned areas AbstractUrban renewal districts have a relatively high concentration of elderly people. Open spaces are important for the elderly for enhancing social interaction and active aging. However, planning and design of open spaces tend to stress on the physical and safety needs of the elderly, while social needs are not frequently addressed. This study intends to identify whether the social needs of the elderly regarding the use of public open spaces in urban renewal districts are addressed in the standard planning and design guidelines which newly planned development and districts are often based upon. Eight focus groups were conducted in elderly community centers in two urban renewal districts in Hong Kong. The results indicate that elderly people consider ‘social and physical activities’, ‘community life facilities and services’ and ‘social network’, as well as a ‘clean and pleasant environment’ to be their most important needs. Thus, planners and designers should take into consideration these criteria for enhancing the social well-being of the elderly and active aging in public open spaces in urban renewal. Furthermore, it stresses that urban renewal districts are part of the elderly's past living experiences and established social networks, which is not the case in new developments and areas. As such, the users' actual needs should be elicited rather than perceived by planners and designers.
Article 0 Reads 2 Citations Modeling the green building (GB) investment decisions of developers and end-users with transaction costs (TCs) considera... Published: 01 December 2015
Journal of Cleaner Production, doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.04.066