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Journal of Housing and the Built Environment

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 365–378 | Cite as

Policies for implementing multiple intensive land use in Hong Kong

  • S.S.Y. Lau
  • R. Giridharan
  • S. Ganesan
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Abstract

The entire Hong Kong SAR acts as a network ofprimary, secondary and tertiary MultipleIntensive Land Use (MILU) zones linked byrelatively cheap and speedy public transport.The MILU forms of Hong Kong have been developedas an efficient design response within a smallcity-state to population growth and shortages of buildable land. However, planning guidelines and development control instruments and policies have promoted public and private sectorcooperation and achieved a high degree ofintegration of residential, commercial and other uses. This paper discusses the design approaches in Hong Kong and examines the basic characteristics of the Hong Kong model of mixed-use development, planning mechanism and relevant policies.

Hong Kong multiple intensive land use planning guidelines two-tier plot ratio 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S.S.Y. Lau
    • 1
  • R. Giridharan
    • 2
  • S. Ganesan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ArchitectureUniversity of Hong KongHong Kong
  2. 2.Department of ArchitectureUniversity of Hong KongHong Kong

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