Density Supports Great Retail Environments in Hong Kong

Policy in Hong Kong dictates that development must concentrate on only 25% of the land area, with the remaining 75% preserved as open space. Julia Levitt examines the ingenious density that results.

"The compact clustering of residential and working populations also supports a diverse, competitive, and often ingenious retail community," Leavitt writes.

Leavitt toured the Tsim Sha Tsui district, an upscale shopping neighborhood.

"Not a centimeter of space is wasted; even alleys between buildings, like the one crammed with blooms and forming a haphazard flower shop, are put to use."

Lots of pictures over at Metropolis.

Thanks to Julia Levitt

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