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Abstract

This paper attempts to explore the rationale underlying the phenomenon of the gentrification of old grass-root neighbourhoods from a spatial perspective. It will examine the interventions of the Hong Kong SAR Government and the real estate developers in terms of the production of urban space of Hong Kong, the ideologies behind such interventions, the impact on the cityscape as well as the discrepancy between the Government’s hopeful project of the future cityscape and that moulded by the everyday life of the citizens and fondly recalled in their collective memory.

Recommended Citation

Yee, S. Y. G. (2006). Hong Kong individually wrapped: Gentrification of old grass-root neighbourhoods and the future urbanscape of Hong Kong. Cultural Studies@Lingnan, 1. Retrieved from http://commons.ln.edu.hk/mcsln/vol1/iss1/2/