Physical Environment of Tall Residential Buildings: The Case of Hong Kong

Chapter

Abstract

Increasing urban populations, scarcity of urban land, depletion in resources and severe impact of urban development on sustainability are critical contemporary issues. Such issues have vast implications on the desirability of compact, high-rise high-dense built forms. Yet, the environmental quality and social acceptance of these forms remain barely studied. This chapter reviews some of the critical environmental implications posed by the closely packed high-rise building and high urban densities.

Keywords

Open Space Pearl River Delta Tall Building Noise Pollution Urban Morphology 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

The author acknowledges the research assistance given by Dr. Shaleeni B. A. Coorey and Dr. Baharuddin of Department of Architecture, the University of Hong Kong. The useful information and data provided by Professor Y. Li and Dr. Lina Yang of Department of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong- Air Ventilation Assessment Project Team, Hong Kong Planning Department, Hong Kong Buildings Department, Hong Kong Mass Transit Rail Corporation, and the Final Year Bachelor of Arts Students 2006/2007 of the Department of Architecture, University of Hong Kong; Chan K. H., Cheung H. F., Chow K. Y., Kei Y. S., and Wong Y. N. are gratefully acknowledged.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ArchitectureThe University of Hong KongHong KongChina

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