Public Engagement
 
 

Consensus Building Stage (January 2010 - Mid 2010)

The objective of this stage is to achieve the consensus needed to come up with directions for change to the existing Urban Renewal Strategy. We will review the findings of the Public Engagement Stage, including the choices and preferences of the public on different issues and options in this concluding stage of engagement. Activities include:

Radio Programmes

    Radio is an effective media for communicating with the community. A series of Radio programmes on Commercial Radio 1 (CR1) and Radio Television Hong Kong have been arranged at the beginning of the Consensus Building Stage to allow the Secretary for Development, URS Review Steering Committee members and the Chairman of URA to exchange views with the public through phone-ins, e-bulletin or e-mail during the radio programmes on the issues and initial directions of urban renewal. The Secretary of Development and the Development Bureau representatives will be continuing to attend various radio programmes as invited guests.

    Date

    Programme

    Topic

    Listen

    Gist

    6 February
    (10 -11 a.m.)

    Commercial Radio 1:
    Urban Renewal in Perspective

    The 4Rs Strategy in Urban Regeneration and the Future Role of the Urban Renewal Authority

    Chinese only:
    Part 1
    Part 2
    Part 3
    Part 4

    (Link to eForum*)

    13 February
    (10 -11 a.m.)

    Commercial Radio 1:
    Urban Renewal in Perspective

    Aspirations of Urban Regeneration: District-based Urban Renewal and Public Participation Model

    Chinese only:
    Part 1
    Part 2
    Part 3
    Part 4

    (Link to eForum*)

    20 February
    (10 -11 a.m.)

    Commercial Radio 1:
    Urban Renewal in Perspective

    Compensation & Rehousing Policies and Financial Arrangement

    Chinese only:
    Part 1
    Part 2
    Part 3
    Part 4

    (Link to eForum*)

    27 February
    (10 -11 a.m.)

    Commercial Radio 1:
    Urban Renewal in Perspective

    Social Impact Assessment and Social Service Teams

    Chinese only:
    Part 1
    Part 2
    Part 3
    Part 4

    (Link to eForum*)

    8 March
    (8:30 -9:30 a.m.)

    RTHK Radio 3:
    Backchat

    Initial directions of urban renewal



    (Link to website)

    27 March
    (8:00 - 9:00 a.m.)

    Commercial Radio 1: Saturday Forum

    Urban Renewal Matters

    Chinese only:


    (Link to website)

    15 May
    (8:00 - 9:00 a.m.)

    RTHK Radio 1:
    Politics on Saturday

    URS Review

    (Link to website)

    N.A.

    29 May
    (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.)

    RTHK Radio 2: New
    Politicians in Focus

    URS Review

    (Link to website)

    N.A.


    *Comments posted on CR1's Website Bulletin Board have been transferred to the eForum for follow up.

    RTHK Radio 1 also had an exclusive interview with the Secretary for Development in April 2010 on challenges faced in urban renewal.
    >> Click to view the interview videos (conducted in Chinese)

     

Consensus Building Workshop

    Objectives

    The Workshop intends to explore with stakeholders the choices and preferences expressed by the public during the public engagement stage on the different urban regeneration issues and options. The workshop seeks to identify majority views and build consensus on how the URS should be revised. The public is invited to attend this event.

     

     

    Details

    Workshop Venue

    Date and Time

     

    12/F, Madam Chan Wu Wan Kwai School of Continuing Education Tower,
    9 Baptist University Road,
    Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong

    15 May 2010 (Sat)
    2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

    The workshop included the following sessions:

    1. Presentation: Presentation on options for the key issues of urban regeneration

    2. Group Discussion: Led by facilitators with specialist knowledge of the major topics for discussion

    3. Reporting and open discussion: Facilitators will present the topic consensus of each group

    Enquiries

    For enquiries, please call Mr. Luk of A-World Consulting
    (Tel: 2864-4844 or e-mail: urscbevents@a-world.com.hk).

     

Concluding Meeting

    Purpose

    The Concluding Meeting aims to present the major key directions for the revision of the URS, upon which the public will be able to comment. The public are most welcome to attend this Review finale event.

    Details

    Meeting Venue

    Date and Time

     

    Auditorium, 9/F,
    Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Building,
    21 Pak Fuk Road, North Point

    5 June 2010 (Sat)
    2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

    The Concluding Meeting included the following sessions:

    1. Overview: Presentation on the overview of the Review and major key directions of community consensus on urban regeneration

    2. Floor discussion: To allow expression of views on the major key directions.

    Enquiries

    For enquiries, please call Mr. Luk of A-World Consulting
    (Tel: 2864-4844 or e-mail: urscbevents@a-world.com.hk).

     

Professional Groups Consultation Meeting

Two focus group discussions were held on 8 & 10 June 2010 for professional groups with a view to gathering their comments on the ten preliminary proposals put forward in the Consensus Building Stage paper.

Gist of Discussion on 8 June 2010
Gist of Discussion on 10 June 2010

 

Summary and Reports

Summary of Public Views on the Consensus Building Stage Paper and Response

Public Submissions Received During the Consensus Building Stage