Land scarcity remains at the core of Hong Kong's housing challenge and at the top of news agenda with recent reports that private housing land supply failed to meet the government's 2018 to 2019 target. Insufficient land supply has become a major issue for the public, policy makers and developers alike. A Task Force on Land Supply has stated that Hong Kong needs to find 1,200 hectares of land, and in The Chief Executive's 2018 Policy Address, Carrie Lam unveiled the government's 'Lantau Tomorrow Vision', which looks to create 1,700 hectares of land.
Reclamation has long been a solution for Hong Kong and the debate continues to whether to reclaim or not, where to reclaim and its impact on coastal resiliency. With alternative methods around reclamation that can be more cost-effective, less damaging to the environment and have greater benefits, it is important that Hong Kong has a clear picture about land reclamation options.
Join Arcadis' Global Leader for Water Management, Piet Dircke, to discuss alternative solutions used globally, focusing on the polder concept to widen the debate and how it can help improve quality of life in Hong Kong.