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Urbani izziv Volume 23, No. 1, June 2012 : 125-139

UDK: 711.4:365.644
DOI: 10.5379/urbani-izziv-en-2012-23-01-005

 

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Author

Daniel CHI WING HO

The University of Hong Kong, Department of Real Estate and Construction, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
danielho@hku.hk

Yung YAU

City University of Hong Kong, Department of Public and Social Administration, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

Chi Kwong LAW

The University of Hong Kong, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

Sun Wah POON

The University of Hong Kong, Department of Real Estate and Construction, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

Hak Kwong YIP

Policy 21 Limited, Hong Kong

Ervi LIUSMAN

The University of Hong Kong, Department of Real Estate and Construction, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

 

Title

Social sustainability in urban renewal: An assessment of community aspirations

 

Abstract

The lack of a proper building care culture has led to serious problems of urban decay in most developed cities, threatening community health and safety. To arrest urban decay, redevelopment is a commonly adopted approach for regenerating rundown areas. Redevelopment often results in negative outcomes such as disturbances to existing social networks and burgeoning construction and demolition waste. On the other hand, building rehabilitation is a more socially and environmentally friendly alternative to redevelopment, but its success depends much on residents’ active participation. With a view towards a sustainable strategy for urban renewal, it is necessary to balance the interests of different stakeholders regarding the choice between these two mainstream approaches to renewal. Although economic and physical issues are important decision-making considerations, this study explores the aspirations and preferences of local residents in relation to the two options through a structured survey. The findings are conducive to the development of a balanced and socially sustainable strategy of urban renewal.

 

Key Words

social sustainability, building rehabilitation, redevelopment, urban renewal, community aspirations

 

 

 

PUBLISHER

Urbanistični inštitut RS
Urbani izziv - Editorial Board
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Print edition: 0353-6483
Web edition: 1855-8399

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