Chapter 14: The third runway project of HKIA: the process of consultation and consensus building in Hong Kong
In 2011, AAHK (Airport Authority Hong Kong) released the HKIA (Hong Kong International Airport) 2030 plan for public consultation in Hong Kong. This is another major controversial project in Hong Kong. This chapter attempts to use this case to examine the urban governance and politics of growth in Hong Kong. Particular attention is paid to the dynamic interaction among various stakeholders as well as the roles of the media in influencing the decision-making of government and the Legislative Council. The consultation process and the tactics and views of AAHK, various environmental non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other stakeholders will be examined. This chapter shows that majority support from the public is crucial for AAHK to advance the third runway project. The chapter makes use of various documents and articles published by various parties, observation from personal participation, as well as the consultation results compiled by Social Sciences Research Centre (2011).
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