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.
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
This series introduces a holistic approach to studying cities, the urban experience, and its imaginations. It assesses what is distinctive of the urban phenomenon in India, as also delineates the characteristic uniqueness of particular cities as they embrace change and create ways of experiencing modernities.
Taking an interdisciplinary route, the series evaluates the many facets of urbanisation and city formation, and explores the challenges faced in relation to regional, national and global processes.
The books in this series present the changing trends in macro and micro urban processes; the nature of demographic patterns of migration and natural growth therein; spatial reorganisation and segregation in urban areas; uneven economic development of manufacturing and services in cities; unequal access to power in the context of formal citizenship; increasing everyday violence and declining organised protest; breakdown of urban family life in juxtaposition with the reconstitution of community. They will trace how new forms of socialities are replacing old forms of trust and solidarity, and how these are being institutionalised in distinct and diverse ways within South Asia.