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Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People
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Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People

Yue Chim Richard Wong

Abstract

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 equality. In Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People, Yue Chim Richard Wong traces the history of Hong Kong’s postwar housing policy. He then discusses current housing problems and their solutions, drawing on examples from around the world. Wong argues that housing policy in Hong Kong, with its multiple, often incompatible objectives, and its focus on supply over demand, can no longer satisfy the needs o ... More

Keywords: Hong Kong, Housing, Housing policy, Public Housing, Politics, Social mobility, Population, Economics, Growth

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9789888208654
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888208654.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yue Chim Richard Wong, author
University of Hong Kong

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Contents

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Section I Hong Kong Housing Policies over the Years

Section II People, Public Housing, and Serfdom

Section III The Wider Economic Influences on Housing Policies

Section IV The Political Economy of Land Use

Section V Creating a City of Homeowners