POLICIES FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN DESIGN AND RELEVANT LESSONS FOR HONG KONG
Authors: Mahmud Hassan TALUKDAR, Ryo FUJIMORI, Yijia ZHONG, Distinction CHAN
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Sustainable urban design is widely considered a promising approach to deal with the multifarious array of social, economic and environmental problems in urban agglomerations. Sustainable design principles and policies helps to improve social inclusion, mobility, accessibility and various urban problems and thus enhances the overall quality of life in cities. But what will be the appropriate policies for sustainable urban designs are yet to be addressed. If, policies are identified than worldwide researchers, urban planners, urban designers and policy makers can easily use them for making urban area sustainable. So, the aim of this paper is to explore the sustainable urban design policies. To cite an example of how cities can use the explored policies, relevant lessons for Hong Kong is briefly described. Literature review and case study are the main source of information of this study. This paper is divided into three chapters; in its first chapter emergence and definition of sustainable development and sustainable urban design is described, in its second chapter policies for sustainable urban design explored and in the third chapter relevant lessons for Hong Kong are narrated.