An Appraisal of the Squatter Factories Clearance Policy in Hong Hong, 1985

Tsang King Man wrote a report for the Individual Planning Workshop in 1985, as part of the partial fulfillment for an MSc, titled An Appraisal of the Squatter Factories Clearance Policy in Hong Hong.

The images included in the report were not of a high quality. Many thanks to IDJ for making them more presentable. They appear to be have been taken around the time the report was written.

Squatter Factories Clearance Policy 1985 Image A Squatter Settlements Including Squatter Factories

A squatter settlement in Diamond Hill containing clusters of factories

The report’s Contents are:

1 Introduction

  • Purpose of the Workshop Study
Squatter Factories Clearance Policy 1985 Image B Dyeing Factory In Diamond Hill

A Dyeing Factory In Diamond Hill

2 Theoretical Perspectives

  • Industrial Locations
  • Informal Economic Activities
  • Conceptual Framework
Squatter Factories Clearance Policy 1985 Image C Furniture Factory In Diamond Hill

A Dyeing Factory In Diamond Hill

3 Squatter Factories in Hong Kong

  • Industrial Distribution in Hong Kong
  • Growth of Squatter Factories
  • Squatter Settlement as an Environment  for Small Factories
  • Environmental Impact of Squatter Factories
Squatter Factories Clearance Policy 1985 Image D Plastic Factory In Diamond Hill

A Plastic Factory In Diamond Hill

4 Economic Significance of Squatter Factories

  • Contribution to Employment and Production
  • Role as Link Industries
  • Other Contributions
  • Summary of Analysis
Squatter Factories Clearance Policy 1985 Image E Squatter Workshops Along Choi Hung Road Majority Metal Works And Machinery

Squatter Workshops on Choi Hung Road the majority being Metal Works

5 Appraisal of Government Policy on Squatter Factories

  • Government Policy on Industrial Development in Hong Kong
  • Resettlement Flatted Factory Programme
  • Resettlement Flatted Factories as Means for Accommodating Small Factories
  • Policy Considerations
  • Recommended Policy Changes
Squatter Factories Clearance Policy 1985 Image F Squatter Workshops Along Choi Hung Road Majority Metal Works And Machinery

Squatter Workshops on Choi Hung Road the majority being Metal Works

Source:

  1. An Appraisal of the Squatter Factories Clearance Policy in Hong Hong – Centre for Urban Studies and Urban Planning, University of Hong Kong, 1985

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