An empirical Coasian study on the socio-economic profiles of two politically sensitive informal settlements: Kowloon Walled City and Rennie's Mill

Lawrence W.C. LAI, Leung Kwok Prudence LAU, Mark Hansley CHUA

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Abstract

Informed by the “corollary of Coase Theorem” (Lai and Hung, 2008; Lai et al., 2007), for a better understanding of the self-help post-war development of two politically sensitive and vanished places in Hong Kong, the so-called “Kowloon Walled City” (Lai, 2016; Lai and Chua, 2017; Lau et al., 2018) and Rennie’s Mill (Lan, 2006), which have attracted academic interest but remained under-researched in terms of empirical scrutiny, this study:

•Identify and compare their institutional arrangements by archival research;

•identify and compare their development outcomes, as measured by census and other official data including mapping and photographic information, supplemented by published oral history of witnesses; and

•establish and discuss the relationship between the differences in institutional arrangements and development outcomes in terms of a landlord-tenant analogy. Copyright © 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Article number104750
JournalLand Use Policy
Volume97
Early online dateJun 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Jun 2020

Citation

Lai, L. W. C., Lau, P. L. K., & Chua, M. H. (2020). An empirical Coasian study on the socio-economic profiles of two politically sensitive informal settlements: Kowloon Walled City and Rennie's Mill. Land Use Policy, 97. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2020.104750

Keywords

  • Kowloon Walled City
  • Rennie’s Mill
  • Institutional arrangements
  • Resource allocation
  • Coase theorem

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