We stand firm as a civil discourse platform- in our brownfield research, we fully utilized land record searches to unearth concealed networks of vested land interests, exposing the collusion between officials, developers, villagers, and triads by all means. Even as times are changing, we remain committed as watchdogs on major development agendas such as Lantau Tomorrow, aiming to continuously produce evidence-based civil research on land supply and housing policies despite changes in the rulebook.
- Research Global, Research Local
We plan to reference international capital flow and housing policies trends from different regions to combat the “development procedure streamlining” and “lack of crown land” rhetoric often deployed.
- Debunking the Chaotic Land Development
Under the new rulebook, land development will only get more chaotic- to name a few issues: mass-scale infrastructure burning through reserves, urban planning procedures in favour of developers, land interests become mere contested resource, bureaucracy and landlord infight struggles, leniency on the MTR land development model, trends of subdivided flats, land, and containers, development disregarding brownfield and greenfield, land looting in the name of innovative technology, nano flats, and colossal living costs. It will not slow down, so we must maintain a critical and analytical lens, and produce knowledge to properly inform the public.
- Maintaining In-depth Civil Discourse
We have built a sound foundation of land and housing data. On top of that, we must also provide a new framework for stronger public discourse.
- Enhancing Explanation Skill on Land Issues
Researchers are going to supplement our traditional research explanations with additional methods. Apart from providing our position in media and commentary, we have planned to add short-film productions, introductory readings, in-depth projects, audio guides, spatial presentations, live interactions, etc. Time is flying and we won’t stop trying.