1st Edition

Housing Policy, Wellbeing and Social Development in Asia

Edited By Rebecca Lai Har Chiu, Seong-Kyu Ha Copyright 2018
    290 Pages
    by Routledge

    290 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book investigates how housing policy changes in Asia since the late 1990s have impacted on housing affordability, security, livability, culture and social development.

    Using case study examples from countries/cities including China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, the contributors contextualize housing policy development in terms of both global and local socio-economic and political changes. They then investigate how policy changes have shaped and re-shaped the housing wellbeing of the local people and the social development within these places, which they argue should constitute the core purpose of housing policy.

    This book will open up a new dimension for understanding housing and social development in Asia and a new conceptual perspective with which to examine housing which, by nature, is culture-sensitive and people-oriented. It will be of interest to students, scholars and professionals in the areas of housing studies, urban and social development and the public and social policy of Asia.

    1 Introduction: Conceptual Contexts

    Rebecca L. H. Chiu

    2 Housing Policy and Urban Development in China: The Public Housing Perspective

    Jie Chen

    3 The Security-based Public Housing Policy of Hong Kong: A Social Development Interpretation

    Rebecca L. H. Chiu, Mandy H. M. Lau and Bokyong Seo

    4 Housing in Japan’s Post-growth Society

    Yosuke Hirayama and Misa Izuhara

    5 Housing Policy Challenges and Social Development in Korea

    Seong-Kyu Ha

    6 Changes in Housing Policy, Housing Wellbeing and Housing Justice in Taiwan

    Chin-Oh Chang and Bor-Ming Hsieh

    7 No One Left Homeless: Universal Provision of Housing in Singapore

    Chua Beng Huat and Meisen Wong

    8 Housing Policy in Malaysia: Bridging the Affordability Gap for Medium-income Households

    Wan Nor Azriyati Wan Abd Aziz, Noor Rosly Hanif, Ainoriza Mohd Aini and Mahazril ‘Aini Yaacob

    9 The Unfinished Agenda: National Housing Programmes and Policy Shifts in India

    Urmi Sengupta

    10 Housing Affordability Problems of the Middle-income Groups in Dhaka, Bangladesh: A Policy Environment Analysis

    Sadeque Md Zaber Chowdhury

    11 Vietnam’s Post-reform Housing Policies: Social Rhetoric, Market Imperatives and Informality

    Hoai Anh Tran and Ngai Ming Yip

    12 Housing Segmentation and Diverging Outcomes in Housing Wellbeing in Bangkok, Thailand

    Thammarat Marohabutr

    13 Housing Policy and Social Development in Indonesia

    Connie Susilawati

    14 Conclusion: Asian Housing Policies in the Social Development Contexts

    Rebecca L. H. Chiu


    Rebecca L. H. Chiu is Professor and Head of the Department of Urban Planning and Design and Director of the Centre of Urban Studies and Urban Planning at the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, and Founding Chairman of Asia Pacific Network for Housing Research.

    Seong-Kyu Ha is Emeritus Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Real Estate, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea and President of the Korea Research Institute of Housing Management, Seoul, Korea.