Global Now: Abstract
Headline: HK activists slam ‘zone for rich’
Date: 10/ 18 2012
Source: Global Times
Many people think Hong Kong is only a cosmopolitan city with its high-rise apartment blocks and busy roads; however, this is not the case.The New Territories, which lies between the Kowloon hills and the boundary with Mainland China, is an enormously diverse suburban area full of contrasts, a blend of traditional customs and modern ideas, of natural beauty and man-made achievements. The decision of the government to build luxury mansions to mainlanders, people fear that it will destroy the ecosystem as well as local farmers’ livelihoods. This will cost a big trouble not only killing the green, it will change the entire future Hong Kong culture and economy. BUT! as a person from Hong Kong, how many of us actually care? as far as i know, we are making huge amount of money just because of that, and alot of us are raised to put this first than being green. Is this really a bad thing to all of us?
Global Issue: suburban, increasing population
Primary Design Lens: landscape design
Secondary Design Lens: unsustainable design