The new chinese model of public housing: a step forward or backward?

Chen, J., Yang, Z. and Wang, Y. P. (2014) The new chinese model of public housing: a step forward or backward? Housing Studies, 29(4), pp. 534-550. (doi: 10.1080/02673037.2013.873392)

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After three decades of housing reform, Chinese government embarked on a large-scale expansion of public housing provision over the last few years. This very ambitious plan of public housing construction aims at reducing the negative impacts from global economic slowdown since 2008; at the same time, tackling the huge inflation in and achieve the harmonious society development strategy. This initiative signals a sharp change in housing policy from that in previous decades. It also put China on a different track in housing provision when many other countries tried to cut back public spending to maintain economic stability. This paper aims to provide a timely analysis of the recent resurgence of public housing sector in urban China by examining the policy framework, the new structure of provision, and the driving forces behind this new initiative. We will also assess the similarities and differences of this approach from the Chinese pre-reform housing system and public housing practice in other industrialized countries.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wang, Professor Ya Ping
Authors: Chen, J., Yang, Z., and Wang, Y. P.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Housing Studies
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN (Online):1466-1810

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