A study on the housing aspirations and housing policies in HongKong
Ever since the existence of human on the earth, there has been a basic
need for mankind to seek a shelter to protect from natural elements and enemy. As history of mankind has evolved, 'housing' has become to connote a home for human being, rather than to be conceived as a primitive form of protection.
To allow the populace to acquire enough housing resources, which in strictest sense are limited in every community, state is required to formulate policies for allocation of housing resources. However, Government often manipulates housing strategies to meet non-housing objectives, namely economic, social and political goals.
As a significant change in role of housing, its permanence, uniqueness and scarcity have rendered it as valuable asset for investment, rather than accommodation to fulfil human instinct need. In contemporary community, home ownership, as a housing tenure and an investment tool, is a popular mode of housing consumption. Hence, aspirations for housing do not only originate from an inherent need, but also reflect demand with economic motives.
This paper aims to evaluate housing policies at various stages of housing development - whether they are able to fulfil housing aspirations of the population. In evaluation process, we shall determine housing desires throughout housing history.
I also attempt to explore a relationship between housing policies and housing aspirations and further to find out an answer to 'Do housing policies help to shape housing aspirations or vice versa l'
School:The University of Hong Kong
School Location:China - Hong Kong SAR
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:housing policy china hong kong
Date of Publication:01/01/2004