SOCIO-ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS, LAND USE AND TRAVEL PATTERNS: DEVELOPMENT COORDINATION OF NEW TOWNS IN HONG KONG

The total land area under the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) is small, comprising only 115,000 hectares. Despite Hong Kong's small size, the topography is varied and rugged because it is largely comprised of folded mountains. Less than 15% of the land is developed because of the terrain. Land reclamation schemes began in the mid-19th century and continue to be an important means of acquiring new land for urban development. Hong Kong has an extensive network of roads in the New Territories, in Kowloon, and on Hong Kong Island. Public transport includes buses, mini-buses, and taxis. The road network is supplemented by rail transit. This paper describes land use, environmental, and transportation development issues relating to the Hong Kong New Towns Program.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 239-249

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  • Accession Number: 00797701
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0784404984
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2000 12:00AM