The impact of Building control on urban planning and building management in Hong Kong

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 12 - Chapter in an edited book (Author)

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuilding rescilient cities in China: the nexus between planning and science
Subtitle of host publicationSelected Papers from the 7th International Association for China Planning Conference
Editors Xueming Chen, Qisheng Pan
Place of PublicationVienna
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Pages375-389
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-14145-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-14144-2, 978-3-319-38515-0
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameGeoJournal Library
Volume113
ISSN (Print)0924-5499
ISSN (Electronic)2215-0072

Conference

Title7th International Association for China Planning (IACP) Conference
Location
PlaceChina
CityShanghai
Period29 June - 1 July 2013

Abstract

Hong Kong had developed from a fishing village to an international city well-known for its skyscrapers over a period of about 200 years. The building control is implemented through a policymaking mechanism by legislation institution during this time. The building control mechanism of the architectural market is constantly reviewed and frequently amended to meet the changing needs of time. Consequently, there is always controversy about the building ordinance. This article attempts to study the impact of building control on the evolution of urban planning and building management in Hong Kong with historical research method. It takes the background of high-density urban development mode, and sums up the influences of building control on the evolution of urban form by analyzing commercial and private housing cases. It also tries to sum up the historical experiences and explore the scientific method of building control in Hong Kong.

Research Area(s)

  • Building control, Building management, Hong Kong, Urban planning, building regulation, housing design

Citation Format(s)

The impact of Building control on urban planning and building management in Hong Kong. / Zou, Han; Xue, Charlie Q.L.
Building rescilient cities in China: the nexus between planning and science: Selected Papers from the 7th International Association for China Planning Conference. ed. / Xueming Chen; Qisheng Pan. Vienna: Springer, Cham, 2015. p. 375-389 (GeoJournal Library; Vol. 113).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 12 - Chapter in an edited book (Author)