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The URA places a high priority on balancing the interests and needs of all segments of the urban community affected by the process of urban renewal and its other areas of activity. The views of local people are sought...

The URA places a high priority on balancing the interests and needs of all segments of the urban community affected by the process of urban renewal and its other areas of activity. The views of local people are sought through different means such as direct communication with residents, professional bodies, academics, NGOs, Legislative Councillors, District Councillors, property, businesses, and stakeholder representatives. District Advisory Committees, comprising members from different walks of life, are established by the URA to reflect the views and aspirations of the local community and provide advice on urban renewal concerns at the district level. The URA also conducts social impact assessments to identify those people affected by redevelopment projects and carry out mitigation measures to help manage the process of change in the least disruptive manner.

Urban renewal inevitably involves human issues apart from home relocation and cash compensation. To help those with difficulties in setting up new homes elsewhere, the URA has devised a package of special services such as offering the affected owners enhanced down-payments when acquiring their properties, helping them find replacement flats and arranging bridging loans, providing them with temporary accommodation and furniture storage, and assisting them in house moving.

To those affected residents who have family and personal problems, the URA's frontline staff handle each case with patience and compassion and work hand in hand with the social service teams to provide professional counseling and practical assistance to those in need of help.

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District Advisory Committees
District Advisory Committees
District Advisory Committees are set up in the project areas to understand the local urban renewal needs and issues.
More Projects  District Advisory Committees
Urban Renewal Exploration Centre
Urban Renewal Exploration Centre
The UREC introduces the evolution of urban renewal in Hong Kong and the work of the URA.
More Projects  Urban Renewal Exploration Centre
Urban Renewal Resource Centre
Urban Renewal Resource Centre
The URRC aims to provide building owners with one-stop service including information about urban renewal with associated consultation service and assistance.
More Projects  Urban Renewal Resource Centre
Arts and Culture
Arts and Culture
The URA introduces the Arts and Cultural Partnership Programme in Old Urban Districts.
More Projects  Arts and Culture
Community Service Partnership Scheme
Community Service Partnership Scheme
A platform for collaboration with universities and NGOs to serve the underprivileged groups in the old districts through volunteer services.
More Projects  Community Service Partnership Scheme
Community Activities
Community Activities
The URA has been working hand-in-hand with different parties for a better community.
More Projects  Community Activities
Urban Renewal Project Rescue Fund
Urban Renewal Project Rescue Fund
The Fund aims to provide financial assistance to the direct stakeholders who are in need of urgent relief.
More Projects  Urban Renewal Project Rescue Fund
Last updated at: 2012.09.13