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Housing policy at a crossroad?: Re-examining the role of the Hong Kong government in the context of a volatile housing market

James Kin-ching Lee

in Repositioning the Hong Kong Government: Social Foundations and Political Challenges

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083497
eISBN:
9789882209107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083497.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

Using comparisons with the experience in Singapore, this chapter reflects on the philosophical foundations of Hong Kong's land-supply and housing policies, arguing for a justification of government ... More


Post-war Housing Policy and the British Government

Gavin Ure

in Governors, Politics and The Colonial Office: Public Policy in Hong Kong, 1918-58

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888083947
eISBN:
9789882208667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083947.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

The implications of the failure of the Governor, Sir Alexander Grantham, in the role of bureaucratic entrepreneur are examined through his inability to effectively address the problems of low-cost ... More


Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People

Yue Chim Richard Wong

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208654
eISBN:
9789888313044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208654.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Hong Kong is one of the world’s most densely populated cities. Land supply, property values, and housing provision are inextricably linked with the city’s economic growth and questions of economic ... More


Coalition housing policy in England

Peter Somerville

in The Coalition Government and Social Policy: Restructuring the Welfare State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447324560
eISBN:
9781447324584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324560.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter examines the coalition government’s housing policy. It suggests that in most respects it was largely indistinguishable from Conservative Party policy. The chapter considers the aims of ... More


Well Worth Saving: How the New Deal Safeguarded Home Ownership

Price V. Fishback, Jonathan Rose, and Kenneth Snowden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226082448
eISBN:
9780226082585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226082585.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book is an economic history of the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC). The HOLC was government corporation created under the New Deal to refinance home mortgage loans in danger of foreclosure, ... More


Economic and Social Consequences of Public Housing Policies

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208654
eISBN:
9789888313044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208654.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The most important issue in designing public housing policy is to have a functioning market that allows households to choose housing tenure, between tenancy and homeownership. This is especially ... More


More than tropical?: Modern housing, expatriate practitioners and the Volta River Project in decolonising Ghana

Viviana d’Auria

in Cultures of Decolonisation: Transnational productions and practices, 1945-70

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719096525
eISBN:
9781526104335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096525.003.0009
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

With a focus on ‘practised architecture’, this chapter contests the understanding of physical things as mere mirrors of social norms and economic interests, stretching the analysis of decolonisation ... More


On the Nature of Public Sector Housing Policies in Hong Kong

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208654
eISBN:
9789888313044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208654.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Every person who grew up in Hong Kong has been taught that, after a 1953 Boxing Day fire in Shek Kip Mei, which left 53,000 immigrants homeless, the government initiated a policy to develop ... More


How Can We Get Out of the Housing Quandary?

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Diversity and Occasional Anarchy: On Deep Economic and Social Contradictions in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139446
eISBN:
9789888180349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139446.003.0021
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter looks into why there is an enormous aspiration within the community for homeownership, and glances at the housing policies implemented by the government over the past few decades. It ... More


Jim Crow Liberalism

N. D. B. Connolly

in A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226115146
eISBN:
9780226135250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226135250.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how people in South Florida utilized New Deal housing programs during the 1930s. It affirms widely held understandings about the New Deal as integral to the expansion of racial ... More


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