Is Sharing Home Ownership The Way Out For Penang?

By Stuart Macdonald

September 2012 FEATURE
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The Combe in London.
Something needs to be done about the housing market. That much is clear. But what? Rethinking the concepts and studying solutions implemented in other countries are definitely needed. Stuart Macdonald takes a look at an alternative successfully tried in the UK.Public housing in East Asia has traditionally been distinct from European social housing. A Unitary system in Western Europe stems from a conception of social welfare that aims to provide housing at affordable prices for the population as a whole,...

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Stuart Macdonald

is a fellow and head of Urban Studies at Penang Institute.