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On Monday's Backchat, digging Kowloon Park. The government is consulting on a plan to develop 340,000 square feet of the park - about 25% of the total, with five floors of facilities, accommodating an all-weather and barrier-free underground pedestrian network. Community space, retail/food and beverage and car-parking facilities are also included in the scheme 'to address imminent needs and enhance the use of underground space'. Will it make it easier to move around the area? Do we actually need more shops in TST? What sort of disturbance will there be during construction? Will the plan disrupt the environment or enjoyment of urban parks?
After 9.20, review of EU Elections.
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27/05/2019 - 8:30- 9:20 Underground Space Development
Alain Chiaradia, Associate Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Faculty of Architecture, University of Hong Kong
John Ng, Adjunct Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Design, University of Hong Kong
Sujata Govada, Founding and Managing Director, UDP International; and Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong
27/05/2019 - 9:20-9:30 Review of EU Elections
On Tuesday's Backchat, sexual harassment in Hong Kong.The Secretary for Security says he wants to proceed quickly on a law to tackle 'upskirt' photo-taking and voyeuristic crime after the Court of Final Appeal ruled against the use of of the charge of 'obtaining access to a computer for criminal or dishonest gain' on smartphone related crimes. But he says it's first necessary for the Law Reform Commission to compete its consultation on such a law. Meanwhile there is trouble at the FCC over a an 'anti-harassment' policy, with claims by some members that it 'interferes with the freedom of speech that we take for granted as a fundamental value of the Club'. How do you identify and define sexual harassment? What sort of laws or policies are appropriate and how do you address the problem without threatening freedoms, or making over-general laws? Is there a vacuum in the law now, and if so what sort of message does it send? Are we taking the issue seriously here? Is harassment particularly acute in Hong Kong?
After 9.20, preview of Indonesia's election.
16/04/2019 - 8:30- 9:20 Sexual Harassment in Hong Kong
16/04/2019 - 9:20- 9:30 Indonesian Election