1st Edition

Comprehensive Land Consolidation in China

By Yan Jinming, Xia Fangzhou Copyright 2023
    370 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    370 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book systematically investigates the strategy and practice of comprehensive land consolidation in China by assessing the objective of the program and its implementation.

    In the first part of the book, the authors first review the development and historical policy of land consolidation and land rehabilitation, with a focus on initiatives inaugurated in China since the 1980s. The following three chapters analyze different modes, approaches, and measures of land consolidation. The second part focuses on planning patterns designed and implemented in different territorial and geographical regions in China, including urban and rural areas, ecological function zones, mining areas, and coastal regions and islands. It also looks into the institutional basis, supportive measures, and mechanisms for the coordinated regional implementation of land consolidation at the macro, medium, and micro levels. Based on their findings, the authors advance ten actionable policy suggestions on the promotion of China’s land consolidation.

    The title will appeal to scholars, students, and policy makers interested in economic management, land planning, and natural resources management.

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    Part I Connotations, Modes, and Paths 

    1. Development History  

    2. Evolution of Connotations 

    3. Types and Modes  

    4. Paths of Implementation 

    5. Supporting Measures  

    Part II Regional Overall Planning and Case Study  

    6. Regional Overall Planning Pattern and Conception of Comprehensive Land Consolidation 

    7. Comprehensive Land Consolidation in Rapidly Urbanized Areas 

    8. Comprehensive Land Consolidation in Rural Areas  

    9. Comprehensive Land Consolidation in Ecological Function Zones 

    10. Comprehensive Land Consolidation in Mineral Resources Centralized Development Areas 

    11. Comprehensive Land Consolidation in Coastal Zones and Islands  

    12. Regional Coordinated Implementation Mechanism for Land Consolidation




    Yan Jinming is Dean and Professor at the School of Public Administration and Policy, Renmin University of China. His research interests are land regulation and spatial planning.

    Xia Fangzhou is Associate Professor at School of Public Administration and Policy, Renmin University of China. His research mainly focuses on land economy and system, land governance, and planning.