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The Effect of Urban Design on the Community and Society in Hong Kong’s New Towns: A Study of Sha Tin and Tin Shui Wai Public

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This project, sponsored by the Chinese University of Hong Kong examined the effect of urban design on the community and society in Hong Kong’s new towns, looking specifically at the new towns of Sha Tin and Tin Shui Wai. The project looks at each town with respect to the aspects of urban design that have the greatest effect on community development, including street layout and vibrancy, building types and layouts and, the demographic diversity. It concludes that Tin Shui Wai’s large, monotonous streets, little diversity in building types, poor economy and severe lack of vibrant walking paths all limit the opportunities of residents to build social bonds and that future new towns should be void of these problems in order to develop a strong, social community.

  • This report represents the work of one or more WPI undergraduate students submitted to the faculty as evidence of completion of a degree requirement. WPI routinely publishes these reports on its website without editorial or peer review.
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  • E-project-022514-101647
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  • 2014
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  • 2014-02-25
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