Book Chapter

Location of affordable housing in Nanjing, China

J You, H Wu, SS Han

Population Mobility, Urban Planning and Management in China | Published : 2015


Classic location theory matches individuals’ locational choices for durable housing in a competitive market context. Affordable housing is treated as a partial public good where the government has major influence on their physical and spatial attributes. This chapter identifies the location characteristics of affordable housing in the city of Nanjing, and explores the forces behind their locations. By mapping and analyzing all the affordable housing projects (2002–2011) along with associated policy documents, semi-structured interviews and project data, it is found that the location of affordable housing in Nanjing is an outcome of the local governments’ effort to minimize land revenue loss ..

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