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Image Credit: HKFYG Leadership Institute

城市研究室:油旺市區更新
Urban Study Lab: Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok Regeneration
@2021

合作伙伴: 香港青年協會領袖學院
Collaborator: HKFYG Leadership Institute

2021年9月市區重建局提出油旺市區更新大綱發展概念藍圖,一眾年輕人會怎樣了解一個充滿街道特色、社區關係和情感記憶的地方?對於油旺的規劃願景,他們又會有什麼見解和提議?

市區更新不只是重新建造建築物,也是重塑社區關係、城市人文景觀的過程。在當時、當地、當下的人所建構的獨特油旺文化,會在市區重建中換上什麼面貌呢? 如何在更新都市同時保存獨有文化呢? 「城市研究室」是一場城市規劃和設計與社區發展的互動反思。

我們於2021年11月至12月期間帶領一眾香港青年協會領袖學院的年輕人,透過四節工作坊,了解城市設計的基本概念、實地考察、製作社區地圖和設計雛型。同學們並向有關部門表達對油旺市區更新的意見和建議。

The Urban Renewal Authority (“URA”) submitted a blueprint for a district-wide redevelopment for Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok in September 2021. How would the youth see this district with diverse street characters, tightly knitted social relationships and rich collective memories? What insights and suggestions will they have on the vision of urban regeneration?

Urban regeneration is more than just bulldozing and rebuilding; it is a reconfiguration of communal relationship and urban culture . What is the impact of urban renewal on the unique cultures of Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok? Is it possible to conserve these cultures during urban regeneration? The Urban Study Lab is a reflection on urban planning, design and community development.

2 Square Metres was invited by the HKFYG Leadership Institute to lead a 4-session workshops between November and December 2021. We introduced to current students and graduates of the "Hong Kong 200" Leadership Project concepts of urban design. We went through site observations, community mapping, and creation of urban prototypes. Students also presented the proposals to URA Board Member and District Planning Officer.