© 2013

The Future of Public Housing

Ongoing Trends in the East and the West

  • Jie Chen
  • Mark Stephens
  • Yanyun Man

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Public Housing in the East

  3. Public Housing in the West

  4. Concluding Part

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301

About this book


Public housing was once an important strand in western housing policies, but is seldom seen as a mainstream policy instrument for the future. In contrast, in many East Asian countries large public housing programs are underway. Behind these generalizations, there are exceptions, too. By including perspectives of scholars from across the world, this book provides new insights into public housing in its various forms. It contains in-depth chapters on public housing in five East Asian countries and six Western countries, together with three comparative overview chapters.


Asia China Europe Housing policy Public housing Social housing

Editors and affiliations

  • Jie Chen
    • 1
  • Mark Stephens
    • 2
  • Yanyun Man
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Public Economics and AdministrationShanghai University of Finance and EconomicsShanghaiPeople's Republic of China
  2. 2.School of the Built EnvironmentHeriot-Watt UniversityEdinburghUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.College of Urban and Environmental SciencesPeking UniversityBeijingPeople's Republic of China

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Future of Public Housing
  • Book Subtitle Ongoing Trends in the East and the West
  • Editors Jie Chen
    Mark Stephens
    Yanyun Man
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-41621-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-51457-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-41622-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVI, 310
  • Number of Illustrations 9 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Public Economics
    International Political Economy
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“The book gives a good overview of the contrast in the development of public housing in Asian and emerging economies on the one hand and western countries on the other. Such a comparison is welcome, because most publications tend to focus on either the Asian or the western world. The cases in the book provide an interesting overview of the diverging strategies towards public housing in the east and the west.” (Jeroen van der Veer, Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, Vol. 31, 2016)