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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


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


Suburban Renewal

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/9780226135250.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how black people pursued suburbs in the 1950s and 1960s as part of new efforts at racial integration and long-time efforts to realize and showcase class-distinctions within ... More


No Hope in Hope VI: Dismantling Public Housing from the Nation to the Neighborhood

John Arena

in Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677467
eISBN:
9781452948102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677467.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter 4 analyzes how federal public housing policy was “neoliberalized” in the 1990s, the embrace of “reform” by New Orleans developers and public officials, and how federal initiatives were worked ... More


A Little Insurance

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/9780226135250.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Building on discussions of interracial alliances and conflicts outlined in the previous chapter, “A Little Insurance” explores how Jim Crow’s rental owners and property managers made use of the hard ... More


Whose City Is It?: Hurricane Katrina and the Struggle for New Orleans’s Public Housing, 2003–2008

John Arena

in Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677467
eISBN:
9781452948102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677467.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter 6 looks at the struggle to defend New Orleans public housing communities, and the role that nonprofits played in undermining those efforts, post-Katrina.


Equal Yet Unequal: The Occupants of Private and Public Housing Units

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/9789888208654.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

A crucial question in the discussion on housing is whether most households in the public housing sector are on the whole poorer than those in the private sector. Or, does the distribution of ... 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


The Inequity of Small Housing Units

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/9789888208654.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

How do we know the proportion of unsatisfied households is very large? The answer is in the inequity of the public housing program. The distribution of household income between public and private ... More


Confronting the New Boss: Struggles for Home and Community in the Postsegregation Era, 1965–1985

John Arena

in Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677467
eISBN:
9781452948102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677467.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter 1 provides a demographic profile of the St. Thomas and the collective efforts residents mounted to address their grievances.


Setting the Scene: An Overview of Long-Term Housing Strategies 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/9789888208654.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Chapter 2 considers how Hong Kong got to where it is today. The history of Hong Kong’s housing strategy in the postwar era—and the one we still pursue—is best described as a massive attempt by ... More


Eighty Percent Homeownership (Part 1): A Cost-Free Solution

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/9789888208654.003.0027
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

People today see property as more than a form of shelter. They desire to own property as an asset to insure against an insecure future, yet they know that a private sector home is unaffordable for ... More


On Public Housing Policy and Social Justice

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/9789888208654.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Both public rental housing and HOS housing in Hong Kong are financed through monetizing part of the land values of the HOS units. The land values are not fully monetized because part of the land ... More


Demand for Homeownership and the Housing Ladder

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/9789888208654.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Public pressure on government to reintroduce the HOS reappeared after 2010. When the US Federal Reserve announced a policy of quantitative easing to jumpstart the US economy. American funds flowed ... More


Neoliberalism and Nonprofits: Selling Privatization at St. Thomas, 1989–1995

John Arena

in Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677467
eISBN:
9781452948102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677467.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter 3 continues a focus on political strategy by addressing how and why the St. Thomas residents and their advisors undertook a dramatic political reversal by forging a partnership with the ... More


Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization

John Arena

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677467
eISBN:
9781452948102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677467.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

In the early 1980s the tenant leaders of New Orleans St. Thomas public housing development and their community activist allies were militant, uncompromising defenders of the city’s public housing ... More


The discourses of order and modernisation

Mark Hampton

in Hong Kong and British Culture, 1945-97

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099236
eISBN:
9781526104373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099236.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Coexisting with the laissez-faire discourse described in chapter two, British accounts of Hong Kong—including official ones—also emphasized modernization. Above all, this meant containing the ... More


Comparing Public Sector Housing Policies in Hong Kong and Singapore

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/9789888208654.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Both Singapore and Hong Kong have massive public sector housing programs on a scale that is unprecedented in free market capitalist economies. Approximately four-fifths of Singaporeans and half of ... More


Why Speculation Is Not a Bad Thing

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/9789888208654.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

There was no compelling reason to believe the market was failing or that government intervention to curb speculation was warranted. Speculative activities improve economic efficiency. A better ... More


Diversity and Occasional Anarchy: Land, People, and Growth

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/9789888208654.003.0025
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Reforming public sector housing will go a long way towards reviving the natural ebb and flow of life of half the city’s population. It will make inhabitants freer and less frustrated, encourage ... More


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