Hong Kong’s Urban Renewal Authority, and the shifting meaning of ‘dilapidation beyond repair’

The fate of the 130-year-old tenement house at 120 Wellington Street will be a classic case for scholars researching the Urban Renewal Authority (URA). The URA’s verdict on the house, which has been left vacant for nearly a decade, demonstrates “dilapidation beyond repair” can mean anything. The term, coined by the URA to justify demolition, […]