Siting of Locally Unwanted Facilities:

Challenges and Issues
  The International Conference 2007  
Dec 12-14 . Hong Kong
Esther Lee Building, Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong [Details]
The official language of the Conference is English.

Day 1

December 12 (Wed)


Opening Ceremony

Opening Address by the Dean of Social Science, CUHK
Professor Paul S.N. Lee

Officiating Address by the Guest of Honour
The Hon. Mrs. Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, JP
Secretary for Development, The Hong Kong SAR Government

Welcoming Address by the Conference Co-chair
Professor Kin Che Lam

Keynote Speeches

Facility Siting: The Theory-Practice Nexus [Pdf]
Prof. Hayden Lesbirel
Department of Humanities, James Cook University

LULUs, NIMBYs and Environmental Justice [Absence with Apology] [Pdf]
Prof. Bruce Mitchell
Department of Geography, University of Waterloo

Siting LULU Facilities: An Experience of Taiwan [Pdf]
Prof. Chang-tay Chiou
Deparment of Public Administration and Policy, National Taipei University

Procedures for Dealing with Transboundary Risks in Siting Noxious Facilities [Pdf]
Prof. Howard Kunreuther
Risk Management and Decision Processes Centre, University of Pennsylvania

Visions of the Future for Facility Siting [Pdf]
Prof. Daigee Shaw
Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research


Session A - The NIMBY Challenge

i) Chairperson: Daigee Shaw

Challenges of Managing NIMBYism in Hong Kong [Pdf]
Kin Che Lam, Wai Ying Lee, Tung Fung & Lai Yan Woo

Are Casinos NIMBYs? [Pdf]
Euston Quah & Raymond Toh Yude

Is A Science-Based Industrial Park A NIMBY or A YIMBY: The Case of Taichung Sip
Shu O Huang & Yaw Hwa Liou

A Survey of Opinions from Residents in Tseung Kwan O on the Nuisances of the Southeast New Territories (SENT) Landfill [Pdf]
King Ming Chan & Gary Kwok Wai Fan

i) Chairperson: Lawal M. Marafa

The Role of Strategic Environmental Assessment in Identifying Suitable Sites for Industrial Facilities: A Case Study of the Proposed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Receiving Terminal and Associated Facilities in South Soko Island
H.M. Wong, W.H. Cheung & W.Y. Lam

The Role of Environmental Impact Assessment in Siting Ecopark In Tuen Mun Area 38 For Recycling Facilities
H.M. Wong, Lawrence Ngo & Winnie Kwok

Relocation of Floating Dock in Hong Kong [Pdf]
Mei Wah Cha

Analysis of Public Participation and EIA - Example in The Mainland China
Xiaoling Ma*
*This paper was presented in Chinese.

Day 2

December 13 (Thu)




Session B - Public Participation and Risk Communication

i) Chairperson: Chang-tay Chiou

Reassessing The Voluntary Facility Siting Process For A Hazardous Waste Facility In Alberta, Canada 15 Years Later [Pdf]
Jamie Baxter

Informal Exchange Network and The NIMBY Disputes in Democratization: Refuse Incinerator Politics in Taiwan
Ching-Ping Tang

Power to the People! Civil Society and Divisive Facilities [Pdf]
Daniel P. Aldrich

Community Driven Regulation, Social Cohesion and Landfill Opposition in Vietnam
Nguyen Quang Tuan & Virginia Maclaren

Planning and Management of Green Areas in Mysore City
Krishne Gowda & MV Sridhara

ii) Chairperson: Virginia Maclaren

North East New Territories Landfill Extension – Public Communication Events
Lawrence MC Lau, Alex Kong & Polly Mok

Structural Model of Risk Perception on Landfill Site for Municipal Solid Waste [Pdf]
Kaoru Ishizaka, Yasuhiro Matsui & Masaru Tanaka

Risk Perception, Communication and Management: A Case Study of Fosu Lagoon, Ghana [Pdf]
Sarah Darkwa, Brenda Nordenstam & Richard Smardon

Challenges in Siting of Aviation Fuel Facilities in Hong Kong
Matthew W.C. Chan


Session C - Conflict Resolution

Chairperson: Howard Kunreuther

Compensation in Siting Hazardous Facilities: A Case Study of Siting a Radioactive Waste Repository in Taiwan [Pdf]
Daigee Shaw & Te-hsiu Huang

Contested Siting of a Transport Facility in Hong Kong – Challenges Met and Experience Gained
Josh Lam & Richard Kwan

Landfill Siting in Vietnam: A Focus on Regulatory and Institutional Issues [Pdf]
Cuong Luu Duc

Sustainable Substation Development to Enhance Public Acceptance [Pdf]
Benson Hui, Anthony Ip & Albert Hsu

Planning For Locally Unwanted Land Uses in Hong Kong - Role of Local NGO [Pdf]
Betty S.F. Ho, Winnie W.Y. Law, and Peter S.M. Li

Round Table Discussion
: Hayden Lesbirel & Kwai-cheong Chau
  Closing Remarks
Prof. Tung Fung
Conference Co-chair
Chairman, Department of Geography and Resource Management, CUHK

Day 3

December 14 (Fri)

Whole day

Technical Visit

Tsing Yi Chemical Waste Treatment Plant Centre Visit

Tuen Mun WENT Landfill Visit

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Gist of Discussion
[English Version - Pdf]
Photo Album
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