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This paper examines the urbanization experiences in two communities of Hong Kong, namely, Sha Tin and Tuen Mun. Owing to the comparative locations and infrastructure concerned, the development of Sha Tin is much faster and more effective than that of Tuen Mun. In this paper, governmental new town development planning, resident population change, internal migration, class and family composition, labour force participation as well as the pull-push factors in implementation of housing policies and in shifting of supporting networks will be discussed.


CPPS Working Paper Series No.77 (5/98)

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Kwok, H. K., & Chan, S. T. (1998). Urbanization in Sha Tin and Tuen Mun: Problems and coping strategies (CPPS Working Paper Series No.77). Retrieved from Lingnan University website: