What makes a self-contained new town?
Sufficient job opportunities/ sufficient high-order commercial land use to provide professional jobs --> people don't need to commute to other major urban areas for work
Absence of job market mismatch
Sufficient provision of infrastructure and community facilities
Examples of new towns that cannot achieve self-containment:
Tin Shui Wai
*Due to the lack of commercial and industrial land use
*Evidence: The inter-regional transport in these two areas cannot be minimised
Self-containment (自給自足) of new towns (～sustainability of new town development in HK)
Limitations of new town projects
(E3) How the failure of achieving self-containment in new towns contribute to traffic congestion?
Possible questions that can be asked:
(DBQ) Evaluate/ discuss whether the new town is a well-planned one (usually needs to support your answer with map evidence)