Date 2010-10-06
Time 15:00 - 16:30
Tel 29488944
Venue Room B3-P-13, Tai Po Campus


The Centre for Governance and Citizenship (CGC) held a seminar on "Exploring Residualism in Hong Kong`s Public Rental Housing", conducted by Professor Ray Forrest on 6 October 2010 (Wednesday), 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Room B3-P-13, Tai Po Campus.  

Three decades of neo liberalism have seen public rental housing systems around the world subject to major restructuring, almost universally in the direction of a reduced and more residual role. To what extent does Hong Kong fit with that general direction of change? Drawing on analysis of 25 years of census data this presentation will explore the key trends in public rental housing in Hong Kong arguing that pragmatism would seem to have overridden the pressures of ideologically driven 'residualism'.
Professor Forrest is currently Chair Professor of Housing and Urban Studies at the City University of Hong Kong. He is also Professor of Urban Studies at the University of Bristol, an appointment he has held since 1994. From 2001 to 2004 he was Head of the School for Policy Studies at Bristol and from 2005-2008 Associate Director, then Director of the Centre for East Asian Studies. From 2001 to 2005 he was also Co-director of the UK ESRC Centre for Neighbourhood Research. His general research interests focus on the political economy and sociology of cities. He has published over 170 books, journal articles and research reports and is currently co-editor of Housing Studies and series editor of Housing and Society for Routledge.
For details please refer to the poster attached. 
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