In a few days I will be traveling to Hong Kong for two weeks to take an NYU course on Global Food Cultures in Hong Kong. Although the class is about food I am hoping to use this opportunity to explore the unique public housing program in Hong Kong that houses about 45% of the city’s population. This is the second largest population (within a capitalist society) to be housed in government owned estates. My research though for the course will focus on the policies that have allowed wet markets and supermarkets to be developed within public housing estates. Below are a few historic and recent photos that I found while researching.
Happy New Year! Melissa