Code : 2022009
Event Name : The First Estates - The Story of Fairview Park and Hong Lok Yuen with Documents
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Sr Roger Nissim FRICS FHKIS
Event Date : 2022-01-11
Event Time : 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Registration Closing Date : 2022-01-09
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Divisional PQSL Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : By online media – ZOOM
Division : GPD
Organizer : General Practice Division
Fee : HK$150 for member; HK$250 for non-member
Priority : First-come-first-served
Language : English
Details :

The speaker needs no introduction as most of you would know him during his tenure with Lands Department, major developer, and the University of Hong Kong.  He is the author of Land Administration and Practice in Hong Kong and which the fifth edition has just been published.

The First Estates shows the impact on Hong Kong’s urban history of Fairview Park and Hong Lok Yuen, the earliest examples of private estates provided in the New Territories of Hong Kong.  Completed in the 1970s and 1980s, both are examples of land development projects built as low-density, American-style suburban house living, the first true alternative to the typical high-rise urban living of Hong Kong.  In this book, Roger Nissim traces their evolution – from retreats for urban dwellers to family residences – that followed the expansion of Hong Kong’s public transportation system.  The book draws heavily on the original documents that are reproduced in the book.  These unearthed documents detail land acquisition process and the negotiations with the government, financiers, local villagers, contractors, and new residents.  Read together, this collection of key primary sources – concerning government approvals, site selection, planning and implementation, layout plan, and sales policy – provide the reader with an unparalleled vision of this unique period in the evolution of Hong Kong’s urban development before the establishment of formal town planning.

Remarks :

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