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Global gentrificationsUneven development and displacement$
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Loretta Lees, Hyun Bang Shin, and Ernesto López-Morales

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447313472

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447313472.001.0001

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Promoting private interest by public hands?

Promoting private interest by public hands?

The gentrification of public lands by housing policies in Taipei City

(p.223) Twelve Promoting private interest by public hands?
Global gentrifications

Liling Huang

Policy Press

This chapter stresses the role of the high percentage of public lands located in the city center and their influence on gentrification in Taipei, Taiwan. It discusses how due to de-regulation a large number of public housing units became up-scale commodities on the real estate market, as the state sold them into gentrification, turned them into enclaves for wealthy and elite professionals, and also pushed up housing prices in the surrounding areas.

Keywords:   public land, Taipei, Taiwan, up-scale, housing policies

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