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Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. SOSC 562/301E Sustainable Development (Fall 2006). Baseline Report. Residential Houses in Sai Kung Town. Instructor Prof. Jerry Patchell. Team members: IP Yi-po (06818966) Chan Yik-lai (04683329) Lai Chun-cheong (06816566). - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Baseline ReportResidential Houses in Sai Kung TownHong Kong University of Science and Technology SOSC 562/301E Sustainable Development (Fall 2006) InstructorProf. Jerry Patchell Team members: IP Yi-po (06818966)Chan Yik-lai (04683329)Lai Chun-cheong (06816566)

  • IntroductionSai Kung Town evolved from fishing villages Tourism Gateway population increased pressure on housing development increasedcause environmental impacts

  • Our Sector Residential Houses in Sai Kung Town Land-use: residential housing developmentscommercial developmentssupporting facilities developments

  • Our Sector Residential Houses in Sai Kung Town (Cont. 1)low-rise housing blocks with a range of 3 to 12 storeys villages

  • Objectives:To distinguish the impacts of existing residential buildings to Sai Kung Town environmentTo sustain the environment in Sai Kung Town by providing the alternatives in different aspects

  • Baseline Conditions Sai Kung TownArea: 105 hectare (ha)Population: 14,000

  • Environmental AspectLand use and land supply Population increase land use increaseSupporting facilities (e.g. GIC) increaseSmall houses problemDestroy natural environment

  • Environmental Aspect (Cont.1)Waste arising and disposalMunicipal Solid Waste (MSW) Construction and Demolition (C&D)

  • Environmental Aspect (Cont.2)Air Pollutioncarbon dioxide (CO2) Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) total suspected particulates (TSPs)

  • Social-Economic AspectSai Kung indigenous inhabitants ancient live and housing systemFishermenFarmerGood symbiosis with nature

    From 1920s Sai Kung Town become center of social and economic activities

  • Social-Economic Aspect (Cont. 1)The Hiram's Highway bring Sai Kung go to a new phase after WWIIIncrease the mobilitySome non-indigenous residents are started settle down in Sai KungImpact of different culture and axiologyChanges of the community structure

  • Property transactions all over the Sai Kung Town

  • Convenience mass consumption is a MUST in the Sai Kung Town?

  • Social-Economic Aspect (Cont. 2)Nowadays Sai Kung Town: Highly Commercialized Society

    Neoliberal economic systemEnvironment scenes value has been ignored

    Social-Economic phenomenon UtilitarianismSmall House Policy: cause the indigenous inhabitants build much Small Houses and sell to the non-indigenous residentsThe lands value for indigenous is changed

  • Social-Economic Aspect (Cont. 3)Non-indigenous residents make environmental problems occurred in urban area are also occurred in Sai Kung Town

    It makes Sai Kungs development unsustainable

  • Technology AspectBuilding Services InstallationsMVAC & RefrigeratorCFC refrigerantLighting SystemConventional fluorescent tubePlumbing SystemLarge volume size of cisterns

    Building MaterialsPaintingVOCs paints

  • Politic AspectResidential Building & Small Village House Government Control on Residential BuildingPlanning ControlBuilding ControlLease Control

    Rural Land

    Domestic Waste RecyclingNo mandatory requirement on waste recycling

  • Q & A Section

    Dear Home Builders; this is an ambitious start. Not only because you are discussing two different types of residences, but also because you are using some sophisticated lenses to view them through (e.g. cultural traditions, consumption and technology). As I said in class, you dont have to do all of these. Narrow down your scope to one type of housing (even for example new buildings or reforming old buildings). Get a stronger hold on the baseline impacts of that type of housing and then you can narrow down to a few things you can focus on. Then you can develop the sophistication of your approaches systematically.

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