Keywords: public private partnerships, PPP, sustainable housing development, affordable housing, China, procurement mechanisms, sustainability, sustainable development
The suitability of Public Private Partnerships in the provision of sustainable housing in China
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.