Title: The suitability of Public Private Partnerships in the provision of sustainable housing in China

Authors: Andrew Brown, Allison Orr, Jin Lou

Addresses: School of the Built Environment, Heriot Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, Scotland, UK. ' School of the Built Environment, Heriot Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, Scotland, UK. ' EMSI, Environmental Market Consultants Inc, Beijing Wen Huo Gong Office Building, Beijing Working Peoples' Cultural Palace (East Gate) Beijing 100006, China

Abstract: China faces a shortfall in its provision of affordable housing. This paper explores the potential to use Public Private Partnerships (PPP) to address these supply problems. A review of the housing market and an examination of its historical development is presented. This is followed by an examination of PPP approaches and the rationale underpinning them. A survey of state and private sector practitioners is undertaken to evaluate the appropriateness of PPP in the Chinese housing sector. The results highlight PPP is viable but there are a number of institutionally constraints that must be overcome to achieve the full benefits.

Keywords: public private partnerships; PPP; sustainable housing development; affordable housing; China; procurement mechanisms; sustainability; sustainable development.

DOI: 10.1504/WREMSD.2006.009079

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2006 Vol.2 No.1/2, pp.101 - 125

Published online: 23 Feb 2006 *

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