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.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction: Conceptual Contexts
Rebecca L. H. Chiu
2 Housing Policy and Urban Development in China: The Public Housing Perspective
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
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
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
13 Housing Policy and Social Development in Indonesia
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.