City Speak V - The Green Lungs of Hong Kong E-mail

 17 January 2009

With Saturdays off, an aging population, concerns over air quality, calls for more open space and a struggle to attract more tourists - there is a need to focus on Hong Kong's "green lungs".

Hong Kong has an abundance of country parks, islands and beaches, but are they easily accessible? Should we make them more attractive by adding more facilities so that they can handle more and more visitors? Declare them GeoParks and attract more tourists? Or should we restrict access in order to protect nature?

New parks are planned in Kai Tak, Central, and possibly West Kowloon. Will these be green or concrete? Should we develop more urban parks?  Will Hong Kong get a New York style Central Park or a London style Hyde Park?

Come and join us to discuss the "green lungs" of Hong Kong in a town hall meeting organized by The Fringe Club as part of the City Festival 2009.
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