Explain the spatial pattern of economic activity in Hong Kong Urban

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Explain the spatial pattern of
economic activity in Hong Kong
Urban and suburban functions
Internal Structure of CBD
Informal Sector
Causes and Effects of Movement of Retailing, Service
and Manufacturing Activities
During this lesson you will need to
listen and take effective notes….
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Headings
Bold and underline
Bullet points
Clear sections
Summarise
Economic Activity in HK – A Google
Search
• Industry= all forms of economic activity;
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Primary (fishing, farming, mining, forestry)
Secondary (manufacturing and construction)
Tertiary (administration, retailing, transport)
Quaternary (high-technology, IT/knowledge)
Some key factors influencing location
of industry
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Space
Accessibility
Room for expansion
Labour force
Quality of environment
Cost
Access to market
Key locational patterns – WHY?
• What type of industry would you expect to
see in:
• CBD
• Inner City
• Suburban areas
SKILLS CHALLENGE
• 10 minutes
• Using the HK maps provided, locate different
types of industry
• Include map evidence.
• Suggest reasons for location
Type of industry and reason for
location?
• Docks, import yards and processing facilities;
• Lai Chi Kok, Hung Hom, Kennedy town through to Wanchai along
the Northern coast, Tsing Yi, down from Tai Kok Tsui behind the
typhoon shelter.
• Oil refinery and ship building;
• Southern part of Tsing Yi.
• Manufacturing factories;
• Aberdeen (multistory factories), Kwun Tong+ Kowloon Bay (formally
airport, includes large warehouses), Tuen Mun, Chai Wan, Shun Kei
Wan.
• Science/cyber parks;
• Cyberport, also between Sha Tin and Tai Po and see website
http://www.hkstp.org/HKSTPC/en_html/en_corporation1_2.jsp
• Retail;
• Causeway Bay, Harbour City TST
• Banking and Commercial;
• Wanchai through to Central and Mid-levels
Social services
Light manufacturing
Wholesale services
Smaller shops
Education
Public administration
Zone of
discard
Theatres and cinemas
Department stores
Specialist shops
High rise office blocks
Commercial offices e.g. banks
Zone of
assimilation
Offices e.g. insurance, solicitors
Core sales and services
Transport terminals and multi-storey car parks
The vertical city?
Informal industry – Where and why?
Changing Patterns…Outward
Movement
Changing patterns…Reversing the
decline…Inward movement…Brownfield sites
Some key factors influencing patterns
in Hong Kong
• Topography and space
• Land reclamation
• Shenzhen Special Economic Zone and the
Pearl River Delta (the toy industry)
• New Town development
• Urban renewal
• Opportunity
• Density of population
Now return to the title:
• Explain the spatial pattern of economic
activity in Hong Kong
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Urban and suburban functions
Internal Structure of CBD
Informal Sector
Causes and Effects of Movement of Retailing, Service and
Manufacturing Activities
The format…
• Up to you….
• Annotated map?
• Essay?
• Located images that are annotated?
• Flow diagram?

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