TIEBEN Hendrik 田恆德

Research Projects

  • Analyzing the Transformation of Hong Kong’s Urban Tissue
  • TIEBEN Hendrik, WOO Pui Leng, YUET Tsang Chi
    7 December 2006
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    The purpose of this research project is to study the transformation of Hong Kong’s “urban tissue” focusing on its open spaces (roads, parks and squares), plot subdivisions, and buildings (individual buildings and types).
    By analyzing the existing urban tissue, its historical development and its present condition the study addresses the following current challenges of Hong Kong:
    1. Degradation of open spaces by large scale developments;
    2. Destruction of urban heritage;
    3. Disappearance of important view axes and topographical features;
    4. Spatial segregation and gentrification; and
    5. Loss of local identities.
    The study is designed to prepare the ground for an Earmarked Grant Proposal in 2008.
    The outcome of the direct grant study will be published in form of papers in international refereed journals and presented at international conferences (targeted areas: urban design, urban history, heritage protection, cultural studies). The aim is to give a better understanding of the effects of current urban developments, to create a public awareness for the above mentioned challenges and to develop alternative strategies. (SS06733)

Research Publications

  • "Hong Kong’s Urban Heritage as Resource for Future Development". World Architecture no.208. Beijing, China, 2007.10. pp.124-126.

  • "How can we preserve the 'collective memories' of Asian cities? Comparison of recent preservation strategies in Macau and Hong Kong". International Conference Asian Heritages at the Crossroads ed. by Department of Anthropology, University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, 2007.12.04.

  • 《西營盤城市組織的轉化1850-2007》(與胡佩玲及乙增志),Hong Kong : Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage, 2008.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HT178.H62 S34 2008 c.2; UL HK Studies HT178.H62 S34 2008)

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