Air pollution in Hong Kong

1747 WordsJan 26, 20187 Pages
Wall-effect” and “heat island effect” Since Hong Kong restructured to financial industry base. Hong Kong government trend to build more high buildings in core business districts to attract foreign companies invest Hong Kong, due to high rent of office/commercial buildings and lack of these buildings especially in Central and Wan Chai. The population growth makes the demand of housing increasing. Therefore, Hong Kong has become mixed-use development and has appeared many high-rise residential or commercial buildings. Now Hong Kong has 1,251 skyscrapers and high-rises and the amount is top of the world (Li, 2014). And these high-rise buildings are known as walled-building and this term is created by some environmentalists. Over these years, Hong Kong government has to find more flat land and build new housing like pushed 85,000 housing units annual target policy (Hong Kong Institute of Planners, 2007). But Hong Kong just a small place, government increase the plot ratio to build more houses. The development density can be calculated by maximum permitted plot ratio multiplying the site areas (Hong Kong Institute of Planners, 2007). The site area was granted by government getting large; developers plan the building on one side and club-house on the other site. And Hong Kong government through different exemption or bonus and for different objectives to increase additional floor area and buildings bulks for instance ancillary uses, green incentives and provision of public
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