Brownfield Redevelopment and Land Use Transformation in Metro Rail Corridor: A Hong Kong Study

Department: Urban Planning and Design
Research Centre: Centre of Urban Studies and Urban Planning
Active Dates: January 2014 - December 2016

Principal Investigator: Bo-sin TANG
Funding body: GRF

Abstract

Transit-oriented development (TOD) is widely regarded as a desirable urban form in reducing urban sprawl, alleviating auto-dependency and achieving sustainable growth of modern cities. Policy leaders and urban planners are often keen to invest in metro railway systems with a view to promoting compact development, enhancing low carbon travel and achieving smart urban growth. However, past research has suggested that such investment does not necessarily bring forward the intended urban outcomes. This research aims at providing an in-depth and rigorous evaluation of the impacts of Hong Kong’s metro system on land development within its urban rail corridors.

Objectives

  1. To assemble a historical database of socio-economic profile, land development characteristics, land use planning policies and development regulations pertinent to the metro rail catchment areas;
  2. To distinguish the typology of metro station catchment areas;
  3. To evaluate the external impacts of the metro stations and planning regulations on brownfield redevelopment and land use changes within rail corridor;
  4. To identify the relationship between rail transit and urban spatial changes, and provide appropriate policy recommendations.

 

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UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
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