The last segment of our three-part series focuses on Shanghai, where residents report a slightly higher level of happiness compared to Singapore, and significantly higher compared to Hong Kong. However, among migrant workers without a “hukou,” there is a gap in satisfaction over housing and medical care.
This full report reveals the wellbeing survey conducted in three Asian cities. It is hoped that the findings will provide insights into city dwellers’ attitudes and priorities in order to identify areas for further research and to provoke discussions on how urban policymakers can better meet people’s needs.
As a continuation of Civic Exchange’s publication ‘Rethinking Small House Policy’ (2003), this report provides an update of the policy over the past decade (2003 – 2012), identifies remaining problems and conflicts between different stakeholders and finally suggests a way forward.