Multi-Owned Properties: Bringing It All Together

  • Erika Altmann
  • Michelle Gabriel


Rapid urbanisation, urban densification and the rise of neo-liberal policy programmes across the Asia-Pacific region have combined to fundamentally reshape property systems and housing opportunities. However, policy development timing, pace and impact has varied between and across societies and has been affected by economic conditions and financial reforms. In concluding, we explore the common and different consequences of these trends and their significance in terms of urbanisation, the growth of multi-owned property and the attendant rights, restrictions and responsibilities as demonstrated by our co-contributors. We highlight directions for future research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erika Altmann
    • 1
  • Michelle Gabriel
    • 2
  1. 1.Tasmanian School of Business and EconomicsUniversity of TasmaniaHobartAustralia
  2. 2.School of SociologyUniversity of TasmaniaHobartAustralia

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