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Is there such a thing as too much density?

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve had many people ask about my trip to Hong Kong.  While I go through and describe the wonderful conversations we had and places we saw, I find myself keep coming back to the … Continue reading

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Social Input

One of the issues that seemed to arise during our conversations is the idea of gaining public support for projects and plans around the city.  However, with the government owning the land and having the ability to “buy out” residents … Continue reading

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Juxtaposition in Hong Kong

As I now have had time to reflect on my time in Hong Kong (and take a step back from the awe I was experiencing in the density of the city), I thought back to one of the terms a … Continue reading

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Reclamation

Land reclamation as defined in the dictionary is the process of creating new land from sea or riverbeds. Since most would associate the word reclaim to recovering something back, it seems odd to use the word reclamation when it’s really … Continue reading

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First Impressions of Hong Kong

As I think back to my first day exploring the city of Hong Kong, I still find myself a little awestruck at what I am witnessing. I guess a part of it could be the fact that I have never … Continue reading

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Additional Website Resources

While catching up on getting through the mountain of magazines I have piling up in my office, I came across this article in the latest CoreNet Global magazine.  http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/corenet/theleader1110/#/36.  The basis of the article is a rating system used in … Continue reading

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