Category: Urbanization

Dissecting the cadaster: Part 4, A union of illegal house owners

2 May, 2016 (10:00) | cadaster, Eminent domain, Escheat, Eurozone, Eviction, Greece, Homeownership, Housing, Infrastructure, Land, Law, Ownership, Regulation, Speculation, Title, Urbanization, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.]   By: David A. Smith   Yesterday’s Part 3 of this saga, taking as its embarkation point an article from Reuters (18 October 2015) supplemented by a precursor piece from 2½ years earlier (New York Times, 26 May 2013; sepia font), demonstrated […]

Dissecting the cadaster: Part 3, Remarkably at ease with a level of irregularity

29 April, 2016 (10:00) | cadaster, Eminent domain, Escheat, Eurozone, Eviction, Greece, Homeownership, Housing, Infrastructure, Land, Law, Ownership, Regulation, Speculation, Title, Urbanization, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   By: David A. Smith   As we’ve seen in the two previous books in this Iliad of land disputation, using as primary source material an article from Reuters (18 October 2015) supplemented by a precursor piece from 2½ years earlier (New York Times, 26 […]

A crack in the Great Wall: Part 6, Nervous of big land reform

26 April, 2016 (09:31) | Amnesty, Bo Xilai, China, Chongqing, dipiao, Eminent domain, Formalization, Global news, hokou, Homeownership, Housing, Land, Markets, pilot programs, Rental, Speculation, Tenure, Urbanization, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.]   By: David A. Smith   As we’ve seen in previous parts of this post, if Chongqing’s ongoing experiment in urban economic democratization is not reversed or stopped – and as reported in a solid article in Economist […]

A crack in the Great Wall: Part 5, A free market for rural property

25 April, 2016 (11:19) | Amnesty, Bo Xilai, China, Chongqing, dipiao, Eminent domain, Formalization, Global news, hokou, Homeownership, Housing, Land, Markets, pilot programs, Property rights, Rental, Speculation, Tenure, Urbanization, Zoning | No comments

 [Continued from yesterday’s Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.]   By: David A. Smith   By now in this post it should be apparent, even working with the limited information presented by the useful survey article in the Economist (March 26, 2016), that the urban reforms launched by Bo […]

A crack in the Great Wall: Part 4, One of the party’s obsessions

22 April, 2016 (10:00) | Amnesty, Bo Xilai, China, Chongqing, dipiao, Eminent domain, Formalization, Global news, hokou, Homeownership, Housing, Land, Markets, pilot programs, Property rights, Rental, Speculation, Tenure, Urbanization, Zoning | No comments

 [Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.]   By: David A. Smith   In yesterday’s part 3, we established that while Bo Xilai’s red star was still rising in Chongqing, he initiated a comprehensive urbanization reform program with three parts.   Point 1, reform hukou.  Point 2, deliver affordable […]