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International Journal of New Developments in Engineering and Society, 2023, 7(5); doi: 10.25236/IJNDES.2023.070504.

Urban development in Hong Kong - A case study of Kowloon Station


Zhu Cuiling1,3, Zhou Yuhan2,3

Corresponding Author:
Zhu Cuiling

1Université Catholique de Louvain, Leuven, 3000, Belgium

2Chiba University, Chiba, 263-8522, Japan

3Politecnico di Milano, Milan, 20133, Italy


Hong Kong serves as a test site for green cities, among which the Kowloon Station designed by Terry Farrell serves as an important public transportation hub in Hong Kong. The surrounding plots extend nearly 1 million square meters of mixed-use space. This article aims to discuss whether the development strategy of the West Kowloon and the Kowloon Station District is in line with the urban regeneration plan and the sustainability of the green city. From several notions of " city sustainability " combined with transit-oriented-development (TOD ) and Multiple and Intensive Land Use (MILU ) to find the link between Kowloon Station, or Hong Kong's urban development and sustainable city theory. Finally, through analysis, the planning of Kowloon Station is more in line with the development of sustainable urbanism in Hong Kong from a social and urban perspective.


Compact city, Green city, Sustainable development, Kowloon Station, Rail Village, TOD, MILU, Terminal developments

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Zhu Cuiling, Zhou Yuhan. Urban development in Hong Kong - A case study of Kowloon Station. International Journal of New Developments in Engineering and Society (2023) Vol.7, Issue 5: 27-33. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJNDES.2023.070504.


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