This book offers a comprehensive overview of current housing practices across Asian cities based on facts and trends in the market. For many countries in Asia, the future of housing is now. This future is closely linked to successful theoretical advancement and policy practice in housing studies. This volume brings together twelve chapters divided across four thematic parts that sum up the concept and conditionality of housing in Asian cities. It studies housing through conceptual perspectives and empirical studies to explore established notions, cultures and practices relevant to the 21st-century post-reform context in Asia. Housing and property have long been economic drivers, leading many individual households towards better lives and associated social and community benefits, while also collectively improving the economic base of a city or country. This book examines the nature of the interplay of both state and market in the housing outcomes of these cities.
With its extensive geographic coverage across South East Asia, South Asia, and the Far East and a cross section of different income groups, the book will interest reseachers and scholars in urban studies, architecture, development studies, public policy, political studies, sociology, policymakers in local and central governments, housing and planning professionals and commercial firms engaged in property markets or real estate in Asia. It will also provide ideas, tools and good practices for institutional enablement, stakeholders involved in these interventions, private sector organisations and NGOs.
Table of Contents
List of Tables. List of Figures. Foreword by Yap Kioe Sheng. Acknowledgements. List of Abbreviations. List of Contributors. Introduction: Trends and Issues in Housing in Asia: Coming of an Age Urmi Sengupta and Annapurna Shaw Theme 1: National Urban Housing Policy 1. The Transformations of Housing regime and Its Impacts on Urbanisation: the case of China Jie Chen 2. Housing and Urban Transformations in Japan Richard Ronald and Oana Druta 3. The Political Ecologies of Housing in Indonesia Abidin Kusno 4. Issues of Urban Liveability and Public Policy in Bangladesh Syed Abu Hasnath and S Ameen Theme 2: Institutions and Agents enabling Housing Delivery 5. The Nexus between Government and Private Developers in Malaysia’s housing sector A-R Abdul-Aziz, J. H. M Tah, A. L. Olanrewaju and A. U. Ahmed 6. Creating Mixed-Income Neighbourhoods Unintentionally: Public Housing Residualization and Socioeconomic Segregation in Hong Kong Paavo Monkkonen and Xiaohu Zhang Theme 3: Housing Policy and Urban Renewal 7. Speculative self-destruction, gateways for hyper-redevelopment in Seoul, South Korea Joonwoo Kim and Bruno De Meulder 8. Unravelling Redevelopment in the Megacity context of India: The case of Mumbai Binti Singh and Manoj Parmar Theme 4: How People House Themselves 9. Negotiating Housing in a Heritage city: A Study of Mahayyawa Low-income Settlement in Kandy, Sri Lanka Fazeeha Azmi 10. Governing the Housing Market in post-reform China: Price Controls and Regional Inequalities Mengqui Wang 11. Rental practices in two informal settlements in Hyderabad, India Nikhilesh Sinha 12. Identification, Materiality and Housing Transformations in Mumbai Chitra Venkataramani. Index
Urmi Sengupta is Lecturer in Spatial Planning at the School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen’s University Belfast, UK.
Annapurna Shaw is Professor at the Public Policy and Management Group, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata, India.