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Palgrave Advances in Regional and Urban Economics

Policy Innovations for Affordable Housing In Singapore

From Colony to Global City

Authors: Phang, Sock-Yong

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    • Presents comparative data and analysis of housing affordability in large cities
    • Assesses the applicability of Singapore's housing framework to other global cities and developing economies
    • Of interest not only to academics, but housing policymakers, urban planners and local governments
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About this book

Global cities today are facing fundamental challenges in relation to unaffordable housing and growing economic inequality. Singapore’s success in making homeownership possible for 90% of its population has attracted much attention internationally. This book represents a culmination of research by the author on key housing policy innovations for affordable housing.

Housing policy changes were effected in the 1960s through reforms of colonial legislation and institutions dealing with state land acquisition, public housing, and provident fund savings. The comprehensive housing framework that was established enabled the massive resettlement of households from shophouses, slums and villages to high-rise government-built flats. In the 1980s and 1990s, housing market and land use regulations were amended in response to the changing needs of a growing economy.

Housing policies have also been utilised to curb housing speculation, build racially inclusive communities, and reduce wealth inequality. More recently, an ageing population of homeowners has necessitated focus on policies for housing equity extraction. This landmark title is of relevance to all developing economies exploring alternative systems of affordable housing.

About the authors

Sock-Yong Phang is Celia Moh Chair Professor of Economics at the Singapore Management University, Singapore. She is the author of Housing Finance Systems: Market Failures and Government Failures (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), as well as numerous publications on housing, urban transportation and public-private partnerships in scholarly journals.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-12

    Phang, Sock-Yong

  • Land Acquisition for “Any Public Purpose”

    Pages 13-26

    Phang, Sock-Yong

  • Public Housing for Sale

    Pages 27-50

    Phang, Sock-Yong

  • Provident Fund Savings for Housing Finance

    Pages 51-65

    Phang, Sock-Yong

  • Facilitating Higher Housing Densities Through Land Use Planning

    Pages 67-91

    Phang, Sock-Yong

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-75349-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-75348-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-09208-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Policy Innovations for Affordable Housing In Singapore
Book Subtitle
From Colony to Global City
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Advances in Regional and Urban Economics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75349-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75349-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75348-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09208-5
Series ISSN
2662-6411
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 215
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