Housing policy is a help or hindrance? a case study in Hong Kong

Wan, Yun Wa (2013) Housing policy is a help or hindrance? a case study in Hong Kong. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Housing policy is an essential practice in most of countries, it one the tool to tackle housing and living problems. There is no doubt that most of the policies are giving a helping hand for us; however, some people may argue that it brings a side may effect. Therefore, in this paper, a case study is conducted in Hong Kong, and its aim is to undertake an appraisal of the housing policy in Hong Kong. There are mainly four objectives: To investigate what is the state of international literature with respect to ‘best practices’ in housing policy; To determine what are some legitimate respect to ‘best practices’ in housing policy; To examine ‘performance criteria’ for measuring the housing policy; To examine the perception of development professionals in Hong Kong towards Kong’s housing policy;
    To establish the recommendations of housing policy to government.

    In order to achieve the aim and objectives, this study reviews the state of literature, from an international perspective, regarding ‘best practices’ in regard to from an international perspective, in regard to housing policies. The ‘best practices’ are determined through the application of housing policies. The ‘best practices’ are determined through the application of performance measurement criteria. Surveys of attitudes professionals and the general public in Hong Kong are then assessed to see if the identified best practices would be applicable in the Hong Kong context. Based on all this, a set of recommendations to government will be made recommendations to government. From the findings, it shows that not all the ‘best practice’ housing policy from other countries are welcomed by respondents, especially for the short term solution; however, there are positive attitude towards to housing policy in Hong Kong and the majority of respondents agreed that it is a help. Therefore, it is recommended that the government should work on a sensitive, responsive and proactive long term plan.

    From this study, it is true that small survey samples will not necessarily be representative of opinion toward the internationally researched ‘best practice’ housing policy but it is felt that the results may at least be indicative of professional and general public attitudes towards their applicability in the Hong Kong context. This research will contribute to the development of housing policy in Hong Kong, through this study not only could arise the people awareness about about his study not only could arise the people awareness about Hong Kong housing , but also the ‘best practice’ could learnt from other counties in order to face the challenges and easier to access to affordable housing. Then, it could access to affordable housing. Then, it could access to affordable housing. Then, it could access to affordable housing. Then, it could maintain a healthy,, safety and stable property market; also to lead prosperity and stability of Hong Kong in the future.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Alice Bentley
    Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2014 15:14
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:34
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/14398

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