Fuzzy governance approach to wholesale conversion of industrial buildings under the new revitalization policy: a case study of Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

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The package of measures to facilitate redevelopment and wholesale conversion of buildings (the “revitalization policy”) came into operation in HK on 1 April 20 owners to apply for waivers at a nil fee for change of use of the existing buildings. Reg bottom-up revitalization enthusiasm, hard negotiation for all the owners of the building to agree the conversion, 26% of the applications withdrawn by applicants’ slow conversion process made the HK government worried. The objective of this research is to explore fuzzy governance methods and options revitalization policy at the operational level. Kwun Tong is chose as the type research mainly consists of two parts. (i) Find problems: because of the scatter hard negotiations between owners restrict the wholesale conversion application conversion procedures have strict structure restriction and make interior space modern needs. The regional supporting system is lack, such as parking and pedestrian Kwun Tong is supposed to be changed from an industrial district to a commercial di fuzzy governance methods: a) Three-layered fuzzy negotiation and after-compensating b) Individual floor conversion (such as ground floor); c) Flexible building co process for better spatial uses in the future; d) Regional planning guidance to benefit-oriented conversion in order to gain a double-track balance.
Book of proceedings: Annual AESOP Congress, Definite Space – Fuzzy Responsibility, Prague, 13-16th July, 2015
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