Rethinking Small House Policy

This research grew out of an interest in the linkages between land use, conservation and planning and the way in which the Small House Policy seemed to conflict with government policies in these areas. While the study thus initially focussed on land use, planning and environmental issues it quickly became apparent that any attempt to address these areas would also need to encompass the legal, political and historical issues, since the Small House Policy touches upon every aspect of public administration. A research into the Small House Policy is, in effect, a research into what makes Hong Kong tick.