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Public Housing Futures

Public Housing Futures Housing Studies, 2014 Vol. 29, No. 4, 463–466, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2014.912867 RAY FORREST Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong This special issue of the journal emerged from a small, international symposium organised by the Urban Research Group at the City University of Hong Kong in August 2011. This issue contains a selection of these papers which were all prepared specially for this event. The format was roundtable with ample time for discussion. The published papers have benefited from these discussions and in that sense the final product represents a collective enterprise. The background for the symposium was the recognition that social or public housing systems, in their various forms, had been through difficult times. Changing aspirations, rising affluence, fiscal pressures and ideological hostility had combined in different ways to reduce significantly the role of public housing. The mass public rental sectors of the past are now generally viewed as anachronisms with little relevance for contemporary societies. Thatcherism in the UK in the early 1980s led the way for three decades of privatisation, marketisation, disinvestment and deregulation. Public housing sectors have typically become more closely associated with the poorest sections of societies, often spatially marginalised and more http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Housing Studies Taylor & Francis

Public Housing Futures

Housing Studies , Volume 29 (4): 4 – May 19, 2014
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Housing Studies, 2014 Vol. 29, No. 4, 463–466, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2014.912867 RAY FORREST Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong This special issue of the journal emerged from a small, international symposium organised by the Urban Research Group at the City University of Hong Kong in August 2011. This issue contains a selection of these papers which were all prepared specially for this event. The format was roundtable with ample time for discussion. The published papers have benefited from these discussions and in that sense the final product represents a collective enterprise. The background for the symposium was the recognition that social or public housing systems, in their various forms, had been through difficult times. Changing aspirations, rising affluence, fiscal pressures and ideological hostility had combined in different ways to reduce significantly the role of public housing. The mass public rental sectors of the past are now generally viewed as anachronisms with little relevance for contemporary societies. Thatcherism in the UK in the early 1980s led the way for three decades of privatisation, marketisation, disinvestment and deregulation. Public housing sectors have typically become more closely associated with the poorest sections of societies, often spatially marginalised and more

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