Land shortage problem is a challenge for the future development in Hong Kong. Nowadays, reclamation and urban redevelopment are the major methods used to increase the land supply. Yet, they are not sustainable in long term. In order to obtain new land for future development, the rock cavern development is being further introduced recently. Through using the methods of case studies, interviews and questionnaire survey, the research findings show that rock cavern development is a sustainable option for Hong Kong s further development. Generally, the public is supportive towards developing rock caverns and underground spaces in Hong Kong, with the community and public facilities are more preferable to be developed. However, more opposition of the development project is resulted once it is implementing close to the residents, which is mainly due to NIMBYism. The findings also reflected the hidden problem of Hong Kong s planning system, and the insufficiency of citizen participation within the planning and development processes. There are still rooms for Hong Kong to improve or enhance its planning system, so as to reach the achievement of community-based sustainable development.
The Porong Mud Volcano in Sidoarjo represents a major environmental and social disaster in Indonesia. In order to mitigate the negative impact of the Mud eruption government set up some policies. However those policies that are set up still cannot fulfill community satisfaction especially for the victims. Policies that cannot achieve community expectation are a sign that there are missing links in the mitigation and redevelopment plan mechanism. Therefore this book trying to gave suggestions for bridge the community needs and the government desires in mitigating the disaster.
Decision makers and affected parties engaged in solving contemporary governmental problems, specifically land use planning and environmental issues, are recognizing that traditional decision making strategies are insufficient. Because a participatory democracy approach to public participation has been offered as a potential solution to these problems, a more sophisticated understanding of its role in local development decisions is necessary. This study attempts to meet that need by defining a more substantive brand of public participation, identifying significant barriers to its implementation and providing specific recommendations for practice. The role of participatory democracy in local economic development is explored through a qualitative analysis of Louisville, Kentucky's Brownfield Institute, a series of community public workshops designed to develop, through a community participatory process, innovative methods to encourage and support economic revitalization and brownfields redevelopment in West Louisville.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Kelo v. City of New London, 545 U.S. 469 (2005) was a case decided by the Supreme Court of the United States involving the use of eminent domain to transfer land from one private owner to another to further economic development. The case arose from the condemnation by New London, Connecticut, of privately owned real property so that it could be used as part of a comprehensive redevelopment plan. The Court held in a 5 4 decision that the general benefits a community enjoyed from economic growth qualified such redevelopment plans as a permissible "public use" under the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Novena is a town in Singapore, and is within the Central Region. The area falls under the Novena Planning Area, an urban planning zone under the Urban Redevelopment Authority. It is served by the North South MRT Line at the Novena MRT Station. Novena and its roads (Jalan Novena Barat and Novena Terrace), buildings (Novena Ville and Novena Gardens), as well as the MRT station in this area are named after the Novena Church, or Church of St Alphonsus at Thomson Road. The current premises of the Novena Church were owned by a wealthy Chinese businessman,Wee Kah Kiat. The premises were bought over by the Redemptorist community in 1948 and a small church was built by May 1950. The Saturday novenas began in January 1949 and were heavily publicised in 1951. The novenas are a mission given by Pope Pius IX to the Redemptorist fathers to make Our Lady of Perpetual Succour well-known throughout the world.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Aldworth Science College is a , formerly Richard Aldworth Community School, in , , . The school holds Specialist status. The School takes its name from , a wealthy merchant, whose mother, Jane South, came from a prominent Basingstoke family involved in the wool trade. When he died in December 1646, he left money to , where he was a governor and to found and support Blue Coat Schools in and Basingstoke. The School in Basingstoke opened around 1649 and closed in 1896 due to bankruptcy. Its building however survived until 1966 until it was demolished during the redevelopment of the town. Its site in Cross Street is now marked by a statue of a Blue Coat Boy
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Sailortown is an area of Belfast, Northern Ireland once famed as home to a large community gathered close to the dockland area of the city. Many of that community worked in the docks or went to sea, hence its seafaring name. Much of Sailortown was built on reclaimed land. One of its most famous sons was former world flyweight boxing champion Rinty Monaghan. Streetfighter "Buck Alec" Robinson was also from Sailortown. It has largely disappeared due to redevelopment and neglect on the part of planners but a vigorous campaign to regenerate the area and preserve St Joseph's, the local Roman Catholic church, has been underway for a number of years. In August 2006, that campaign reached 2,000 days of what it considers to be a "lockout" by the diocesan hierarchy.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a professional organization for architects in the United States. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the AIA offers education, government advocacy, community redevelopment, and public outreach to support the architecture profession and improve its public image. The AIA also works with other members of the design and construction team to help coordinate the building industry.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Westfield UTC, formerly University Towne Centre (UTC), is an open-air shopping mall in the University City community of San Diego, California. It lies just east of La Jolla, near the University of California, San Diego campus. Owned by The Westfield Group, its anchor stores are Macy's, Nordstrom and Sears. A Robinsons-May closed in 2006.Westfield America, Inc., a precursor to The Westfield Group acquired the shopping center in 1998, and renamed it "Westfield Shoppingtown UTC", dropping the "Shoppingtown" name in June 2005. Westfield bought both the closed Robinsons-May store and the freehold of the Macy's store in 2006. A redevelopment currently in the planning stages will encompass the demolition of both stores and the construction of a new Macy's at some point in the future.