Purpose – The aim of this paper is to: study reviews of the urban renewal practices in Hong Kong and London; compare the perceptions of the design professions in both cities on the importance of different urban design considerations when defining urban renewal strategies; and verify the applicability of London's experiences in achieving sustainable urban renewal in Hong Kong. Design/methodology/approach – A comprehensive literature review was conducted to compare the urban renewal practices in Hong Kong and London. Questionnaires were sent to design professions in both cities who were actively involved in Hong Kong's and London's urban (re)development projects. ANOVA was adopted to compare the perception patterns in both cities. Findings – The survey and ANOVA analysis revealed that the urban design considerations short‐listed for this study could contribute towards the sustainability of economy, environment and social equity. It was noted that the distinctive features of cities of various locations do have impacts on certain perception patterns of the professionals. Originality/value – This article adds to the limited literature in this area and will be of interest to those involved in urban redevelopment practices.
Property Management – Emerald Publishing
Published: Apr 11, 2008
Keywords: Urban regions; Sustainable design; Redevelopment; Analysis of variance; Hong Kong; London