SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

Neoliberal urban development and the possible housing solutions in Taiwan

Chen Yi-Ling

Date: 5 July 2022Time: 6:00 PM

Finishes: 5 July 2022Time: 7:30 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: BGLT

Type of Event: Summer School

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The presentation explains how neoliberalism impacts Taiwan's urban development and housing policies. It explores how social housing movement transforms the neoliberal trend and the obstacles it is facing now. The last part focuses on the power relations within the housing system and proposes possible housing solutions, including more democratic participation and transparency of housing system.

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Speaker Bio

Chen Yi-Ling 2

Yi-Ling Chen is an associate professor in the School of Politics, Public Administration, and International Studies at the University of Wyoming. Her research interest is about the interaction of urban planning and social change, focusing on urban social movements, particularly those concerning housing access. She has published several journal articles and book chapters on housing, gender, urban movements, and regional development in Taiwan. She recently edited a book, Neoliberal Urbanism, Contested Cities, and Housing in Asia (Palgrave MacMillan), and is currently working on a comparative study of the formation of social rental housing in East Asia, Europe and the USA.

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