Professional Housing Management Practices in Hong Kong


Edited by Rebecca Lai-Har Chiu

ISBN : 978-962-209-803-9

Economics, Finance, Business, Management

October 2006

320 pages, 6″ x 9″

  • HK$180.00

Professional housing management is of growing importance in Hong Kong and the “Hong Kong management model” is adopted in many neighbouring high-density cities. However, there has been by far no literature on the subject of housing management practices in Hong Kong. This book is therefore crucial in understanding how housing management makes significant contributions to the safety, viability, liveability and vibrancy of our high-density and high-rise environment.

Since the late 1980s, housing education in this city has developed by leaps and bounds. A recent study found that over 3,000 junior practitioners would be seeking professional training or further study for career advancement. This book is an indispensable aid to self-study or taught courses.

Rebecca L. H. Chiu is Associate Professor at the Centre of Urban Planning and Environmental Management, The University of Hong Kong. She is a leading figure in housing education and research in the Asia Pacific region. She has published extensively on housing issues and serves on government boards and committees related to housing, land, planning, and the environment.

“The text is comprehensive and set in a very practical context, which reflects the authors’ apparent years of experience in housing management in Hong Kong. I am not aware of a similar book covering this area in so much detail.” —Roger Keller, Head of Education, Chartered Institute of Housing

“I am impressed by how liberally the authors share their experiences and insights, and do so in such a systematic manner. Property management in Hong Kong is well regarded in the region but has never been documented. This is a much needed book that can lay a firm foundation for young practitioners.” —WONG Lai Chun, Chairman, Housing Managers Registration Board, HKSAR, 2004–06.