World-city formation under an executive-led government: The politics of harbour reclamation in Hong Kong

@article{Ng2006WorldcityFU,
  title={World-city formation under an executive-led government: The politics of harbour reclamation in Hong Kong},
  author={Michael K. Ng},
  journal={Town Planning Review},
  year={2006},
  volume={77},
  pages={311-337}
}
  • Michael K. Ng
  • Published 1 May 2006
  • Political Science
  • Town Planning Review
Controversies over Central Harbour reclamation have beset Hong Kong for over a decade. Recent efforts in Central Harbour reclamation by the executive-led government to provide more land for economic and infrastructure development to boost Hong Kong's status as Asia's world city have met strong objections from different sectors of the population as they demand zero or minimum reclamation, greater accessibility to the waterfront and better quality of life for all. The unfolding of the case… 

From Government to Governance? Politics of Planning in the First Decade of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

  • M. Ng
  • Political Science
  • 2008
This paper investigates when and why a civil society will challenge growth-biased plans, made by a top-down mode of planning within the non-democratic setting of an executive government-led and

From Government to Governance? Politics of Planning in the First Decade of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

This paper investigates when and why a civil society will challenge growth-biased plans, made by a top-down mode of planning within the non-democratic setting of an executive government-led and

The political economy of transit value capture: The changing business model of the MTRC in Hong Kong

The mechanism of land value capture (LVC) for financing urban transport, which supports the cost of transit infrastructure through the revenues of land and property, has generated a substantial body

Heritage Conservation and the Search for a New Governing Approach in Hong Kong

In this paper I examine the governance of Hong Kong through heritage conservation. The economic approach to governance, a legacy of British colonialism in Hong Kong, has been challenged by the Hong

The blame game : how colonial legacies in Hong Kong shape street vendor and public space policies

Hong Kong has seen several social movements emerge since 2003 that have focused on saving quotidian public spaces, such as traditional

The Aesthetics of Sand: Reclaiming Hong Kong’s Unsettled Grounds

Sand is a key material foundation of modern cities. In Hong Kong, a city founded in British mercantile imperialism, the extraction of sand needed for construction and reclamation projects has always

Airports and territorial restructuring: The case of Hong Kong

This paper provides a detailed examination of the construction of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). The paper begins by reviewing recent work which has reconceptualised how airports are

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 19 REFERENCES

World city formation, geopolitics and local political process: Taipei's ambiguous development.

This article argues that the existing literature on world city formation overlooks geopolitics and political struggles in accounting for a city's transformation. Using Taipei as a case study, the

Pathways to global city formation: a view from the developmental city-state of Singapore

The main aim of this paper is to offer a constructive critique of the dominant (indeed hegemonic) global city/world city discourse. This is a discourse that is overly dependent upon a

Global Cities and Developmental States: New York, Tokyo and Seoul

The 'world city paradigm' assumes a convergence in economic base, spatial organisation and social structure among the world's major cities. However, Tokyo, capital of the world's second-largest

Taipei as a Global City: A Theoretical and Empirical Examination

The paper discusses Taipei's status as a regional global city within the context of the theoretical framework of Hill and Kim. The discussion is based on both theoretical and empirical

The Communicative Turn in Planning Theory and its Implications for Spatial Strategy Formation

There is an increasing contemporary interest, particularly in Europe, in the spatial organization of urban regions and in spatial strategy. But there is a general loss of confidence in political

Towards a Dynamic Theory of the State and Civil Society in the Development Process

This paper employs the concepts of the state and civil society to explain the development process. It theorizes development as a dynamic and non-continuous process of state- civil society