Controversies in cross-boundary infrastructure projects: The Cases of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High Speed Railway
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AbstractAlthough infrastructure has been considered as the engine of urban economy, there have been increasing concerns on the impacts of infrastructure development and construction processes on society and environment. This article reviews the development trajectories of two cross-boundary infrastructure projects in Hong Kong, discusses the major benefits, problems and controversies of social, economic, urban, and regional coordinated development brought by the two projects, and applies the conceptual framework of urban competitiveness to analyze the value of these two projects to Hong Kong. This article argues that although there are uncertainties, the benefits brought by these two cross-boundary infrastructure projects can outweigh the negative effects on the economy and society and two projects can contribute positively to Hong Kong’s urban competitiveness. This requires appropriate strategies to operate these two projects and solve the possible negative outcomes properly. This article also discusses the possible research directions.
All Author(s) ListKee Wai Man, Shen Jianfa
Name of ConferenceThe Shanghai-Hong Kong Development Institute 2017 Annual Conference
Start Date of Conference15/12/2017
End Date of Conference16/12/2017
Place of ConferenceHong Kong
Country/Region of ConferenceHong Kong
LanguagesEnglish-United States

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