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The Making of Hong Kong

  • Edition: 1st
  • Author: Shelton, Barrie/Karakiewicz, Justyna/Kvan, Thomas
  • ISBN: 9781136857638
  • Print ISBN: 9780415487016
  • Publisher: Taylor and Francis
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Pages: 193
  • Ebook format: PDF
This book investigates what the history of Hong Kong's urban development has to teach other cities as they face environmental challenges, social and demographic change and the need for new models of dense urbanism. The authors describe how the high-rise intensity of Hong Kong came about; how the forest of towers are in fact vertical culs de sac; and how the city might become truly 'volumetric' with mixed activities through multiple levels and 3D movement networks incorporating 'town cubes' rather than town squares.For more information, visit the authors' website:


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