Territorial Terrain
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AbstractTerrain defines the 170-year development of modern Hong Kong’s territory. To evaluate and envision Hong
Kong’s landscape, one has to understand how its varied topography (island-harbour-peninsula, mountain-floodplain, archipelago) shapes and in turn is shaped by the evolving character of human inhabitation through its short history. In 2017, Hong Kong maintained its distinctive land utilization of only having a quarter of its land being built-up areas (24.4%). 1 This article briefly outlines how land in the city has been made and used for people, profit and production, and how transforming the “Land of Hong Kong” (香港地) has reflected shifting values and identities for its inhabitants.
All Author(s) ListThomas Chung
Journal nameHKIA Journal
Issue Number74
PublisherThe Hong Kong Institute of Architects
Place of PublicationHong Kong
Pages27 - 33
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsLandscape, Hong Kong planning history, Land development

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