RC43: Housing and Built Environment
Unreal Estate? Rethinking Housing, Class and Identity
City University of Hong Kong, 2017
Financialisation and the built environment
Land tenure, housing and urban conflicts
Housing inequality and social stratification
Housing and comparative urbanism
Migration, mobility and identity
Gentrification, displacement and the right to the city
Affordability and the future of home ownership
Smart housing, smart cities and social justice
Housing in an Unequal World
Growing economic inequality and socio-spatial polarization challenge both developed and developing countries. Housing policy stands at a crossroads--will our housing systems widen or close the gap between those with means and those without? Will residential neighborhoods serve as social and economic melting pots, or will they harden the boundaries reflective of the growing wealth and power of elite social groups? What should be done and what can be done are very different questions.
Can housing markets and policies better serve as one of the important factors promoting social outcomes in which all have fairer access to the opportunities and benefits that cities and neighborhoods provide?