Guiding principles 構思

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Hong Kong: a unique urban model

Among world cities, Hong Kong represents a unique urban model defined by three interconnected high-level tenets:

在眾多世界城市中,香港代表著一個獨特的城市模式,包括三個高層次的互聯原則:

  • 超高密度 Super high-density 
  • 以公共交通為主導的發展 Transit-oriented development 
  • 有限的城市規模 Limited urban extent

Hong Kong's land use

Source: Planning Department, 2016

The formula works like this: high population density helps support first-rate public transport. At the same time, transit-oriented development encourages public transport use, helping reduce congestion and air pollution while improving convenience and liveability. The limited physical spread of the city, made possible by Hong Kong’s high densities, helps conserve the territory’s spectacular natural environment.

The synergy between these three factors is essential to Hong Kong’s liveability and urban sustainability. The Nam Tong proposal is built on these principles.

公式是這樣運作:高人口密度有助於支持優質的公共交通。與此同時,以公交為主導的發展鼓勵使用公共交通,有助減少塞車和空氣污染,同時提高便利性和宜居性。香港的高密度限制了城市的實質擴展,有助保護香港的廣闊自然環境。

這三個因素之間的協同作用,對香港的宜居和城市可持續發展非常重要。藍塘的發展建議就是以這些原則為基礎。

 
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For a small territory, Hong Kong boasts a stunning diversity of landscapes. The breadth and connectivity of the country parks provides valuable habitat for a variety of wildlife, and plays host to a network of trails where Hong Kongers find adventure and escape each weekend.

Most other global cities have been unable to achieve a lasting balance among competing land uses. Among world cities, Hong Kong residents enjoy access to unspoiled natural landscapes with an ease that residents of sprawling London, New York City, or Tokyo could never imagine.

香港雖然是一個小地方,但卻擁有不同的美麗景色。廣闊和貫通的郊野公園為各種野生動植物提供寶貴的棲息地,香港人每個週末都會逃離城市到郊外「探險」。

全球有很多城市在土地用途上無法取得持久的平衡。在眾多世界城市中,香港居民可以輕鬆享受未受破壞的自然景觀,這些都是倫敦、紐約或東京的居民無法想像。

 
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Hong Kong’s limited urban extent is thus an essential element of the territory’s competitiveness on the world stage. It renders the city’s super-high density more liveable.

因此,有限的城市伸延讓香港在世界舞台上具有重要的競爭力,亦使超高密度的城市更加宜居。