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‘Breakthrough’ blueprint for revitalising two old Hong Kong areas hailed by urban planners but district councillor has his doubts




The Urban Renewal Authority (URA) has unveiled a blueprint for redeveloping parts of two old, densely built Hong Kong districts with relaxed planning restrictions, potentially allowing residents to enjoy more living space and open areas while providing room to build subsidised housing.Urban planners hailed the scheme, which the government supports, as “thinking out of the box”, but a district councillor expressed doubts about its scope, saying it was too limited to cover the thousands of old…



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