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In the “Missing Option: Research on Temporary Use and Vacant Government Land in Hong Kong”, we discovered 532 pieces of vacant government land with a total area of 301 hectares. The land parcels, being left vacant or “under-utilised” by the Government, can be found in all 18 districts in Hong Kong.
“Honest Consultation” on Land Supply
“Your Real Choices: Honest consultation on land supply” was written by Liber Research Community and the Citizens Task Force on Land Resources to provide counter-arguments on the official “big land debate” by the Task Force on Land Supply in 2018. We have printed 12,000 copies of the booklet for free distribution to the public.
Tracking the Tax Dodgers
“Tracking the tax dodgers: A study on avoidance of residential property tax by share transfer in Hong Kong” was the first research in Hong Kong to investigate the avoidance of tax by buying companies owning residential properties. It took us 6 months to finish the research.
Brownfield in the NT
“A Study on the Development Potential of Brownfield in the New Territories” looked into the scattered brownfield sites in the New Territories. Among the 1,200 hectares of sites studied, at least 732 hectares of land are neglected by the Government.
Registered as a non-profit organization in 2014, Liber Research Community consists of a group of people who undertake independent research with the development of Hong Kong in mind. Liber Research Community is a testing ground where people with different research interests can get together and improve the research capacity of society as a whole.