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Title: Policy transferability on public housing at the city level : Singapore to Guangzhou in China
Authors: Wei, Z
Chen, T
Chiu, RLH
Chan, EHW 
Keywords: Guangzhou
Policy transferability
Public housing
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
Source: Journal of urban planning and development, 2017, v. 143, no. 3, 05017010, p. 2 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of urban planning and development 
Abstract: Resolving the severe housing problem of low-income households is a stumbling block for many local governments globally. Policy transfer by drawing on the successful experiences of other cities is of increasing importance. Singapore's public housing policy has made profound achievements in establishing an extensive public housing system. Since 2000, to formulate public housing policies, China's central government has officially asked local authorities to learn from Singapore's public housing experiencesMergeCell however, is Singapore's housing policy transferable to China, a marketized socialist city, to what extent, and why? Using Guangzhou as a case, this paper examines the transferability of Singapore's public housing policy to Chinese cities in terms of the policy environment including government structure, funding mechanism, and land acquisition. This paper argues that Singapore's public housing policy can only be transferred partially to Guangzhou because of rapidly urbanizing contexts and complicated relationships between the central and local governments embedded in Chinese political culture. This paper suggests implications for other Chinese cities facing similar challenges in resolving issues pertaining to housing unaffordability for low-income residents.
ISSN: 0733-9488
EISSN: 1943-5444
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)UP.1943-5444.0000392
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