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Public Housing in the Global Cities: Hong Kong and Singapore at the Crossroads

Version 1 : Received: 10 January 2021 / Approved: 11 January 2021 / Online: 11 January 2021 (14:35:49 CET)

How to cite: Das, A. Public Housing in the Global Cities: Hong Kong and Singapore at the Crossroads. Preprints 2021, 2021010201 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202101.0201.v1). Das, A. Public Housing in the Global Cities: Hong Kong and Singapore at the Crossroads. Preprints 2021, 2021010201 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202101.0201.v1).

Abstract

Affordable Housing, the basic human necessity has now become a critical problem in global cities with direct impacts on people's well-being. While a well-functioning housing market may augment the economic efficiency and productivity of a city, it may trigger housing affordability issues leading crucial economic and political crises side by side if not handled properly. In global cities e.g. Singapore and Hong Kong where affordable housing for all has become one of the greatest concerns of the Government, this issue can be tackled capably by the provision of public housing. In Singapore, nearly 90% of the total population lives in public housing including public rental and subsidized ownership, whereas the figure tally only about 45% in Hong Kong. Hence this study is an effort to scrutinizing the key drivers of success in affordable public housing through following a qualitative case study based research methodological approach to present successful experience and insight from different socio-economic and geo-political context. As a major intervention, this research has clinched that, housing affordability should be backed up by demand-side policies aiming to help occupants and proprietors to grow financial capacity e.g. subsidized rental and subsidized ownership can be an integral part of the public housing system to improve housing affordability.

Subject Areas

Public Housing; Housing Affordability; Global Cities; Subsidized Ownership; Demand-Side Policies; Social-Welfare

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