Ryan Ip

Ryan Ip is a senior researcher at Our Hong Kong Foundation, specialising in the research of land and housing policy of Hong Kong. He is a regular commentator of the subject at seminars, in print and in interviews. Ryan holds an Master of Science in economics from the London School of Economics.
Ryan Ip
Ryan Ip is a senior researcher at Our Hong Kong Foundation, specialising in the research of land and housing policy of Hong Kong. He is a regular commentator of the subject at seminars, in print and in interviews. Ryan holds an Master of Science in economics from the London School of Economics.

Latest from Ryan Ip

Opinion | Hong Kong’s housing shortfall: why the worst is yet to come

Public and private completions in the city are set to plunge in the next few years and experts say a multipronged approach is needed to ensure the looming crisis is averted

25 May 2019 - 10:05PM

Public and private completions in the city are set to plunge in the next few years and experts say a multipronged approach is needed to ensure the looming crisis is averted

Hong Kong’s housing shortfall: why the worst is yet to come
Opinion | Solving Hong Kong’s chronic housing shortage requires a broad approach

The government needs to adopt a multi-pronged approach to increasing land supply, including reclamation off the east of Lantau Island

2 Mar 2019 - 9:35PM

The government needs to adopt a multi-pronged approach to increasing land supply, including reclamation off the east of Lantau Island

Solving Hong Kong’s chronic housing shortage requires a broad approach
Opinion | If Hong Kong’s housing targets seem too good to be true, it’s because they are

The government’s rose-tinted projections of public flat numbers are not supported by the actual pace of construction and cannot relieve the city’s severe housing crunch. Worse, they take the focus away from the real problem at hand: the shortage of land.

19 Feb 2019 - 12:34PM

The government’s rose-tinted projections of public flat numbers are not supported by the actual pace of construction and cannot relieve the city’s severe housing crunch. Worse, they take the focus away from the real problem at hand: the shortage of land.

If Hong Kong’s housing targets seem too good to be true, it’s because they are
Opinion | Why Hong Kong’s land crisis cannot be fixed quickly by focusing on brownfield sites

Brownfield sites emerged as a result of negligence in land planning. Developing them, while accounting for the existing businesses and workers on the land, will be more challenging than is commonly thought.

11 Jan 2019 - 6:36AM

Brownfield sites emerged as a result of negligence in land planning. Developing them, while accounting for the existing businesses and workers on the land, will be more challenging than is commonly thought.

Why Hong Kong’s land crisis cannot be fixed quickly by focusing on brownfield sites
Opinion | Island of hope: for crowded, cramped Hong Kong, a huge new island will be a game changer

Land shortage in Hong Kong is so critical that piecemeal solutions will simply not satisfy people’s need for more affordable and spacious housing. After weighing the pros and cons, reclamation is the city’s best option.

5 Oct 2018 - 9:18PM

Land shortage in Hong Kong is so critical that piecemeal solutions will simply not satisfy people’s need for more affordable and spacious housing. After weighing the pros and cons, reclamation is the city’s best option.

Island of hope: for crowded, cramped Hong Kong, a huge new island will be a game changer
The Basic Law means land resumption in New Territories to build more housing isn’t so simple

Thanks to the private property protections in the Basic Law, an old colonial-era ordinance letting the government take lands for public purposes may not hold up in court, as shown by Town Hysan Development’s case against the Planning Board.

2 Aug 2018 - 5:03AM

Thanks to the private property protections in the Basic Law, an old colonial-era ordinance letting the government take lands for public purposes may not hold up in court, as shown by Town Hysan Development’s case against the Planning Board.

The Basic Law means land resumption in New Territories to build more housing isn’t so simple