Researchers: Changchun Feng, Yongpei Guo, Kangni Chai, Lixin Su, Yifei Nie, Jiaming Li
Description of work
Since the reform and opening up, China’s urbanization and market economy have achieved remarkable results. Along with urban development and urban construction, the appearance of the city and the form of land use have also undergone great changes, including the strategy of optimizing the use of stock land (land that has already been occupied or developed in contrast with new land) under the mitigation development strategy of megacities, the transformation of urban villages and the renovation of shanty towns with various forms emerging from various regions, and the construction of affordable housing that the central and local governments are paying more and more attention to.
This study will focus on land use and housing issues in Chinese cities. Based on the research of the development of land use policies, the development of housing security system, and the related processes of urban village reconstruction since the reform and opening up, the perspectives of land development rights, land value-added income, land use efficiency, stakeholder analysis, and social-spatial theories will be used to focus on issues such as land reuse, affordable housing policies and projects, and urban village transformation. The research findings are expected to be used to provide policy recommendations that help to improve land use efficiency, improve urban infrastructure and public service supply, improve urban and rural governance structure, beautify the urban scape, and realize the “everyone has the housing right” policy of low- and middle-income people and the economic, social and land-use “sustainable development”.
This study will be divided into four parts, namely, 1) the reform of China’s land and housing systems, 2) the housing security system and affordable housing policies, programs and projects, 3) urban villages in the process of urban development, and 4) the redevelopment and utilization of stock land in the process of urban renewal.
Aims and research questions
- What institutional changes and different development stages have China’s urban land use and housing systems gone through since the reform and opening up?
- What achievements have been made in and what lessons have been learned from the development of the housing security system and the urban village transformation for the middle- and low-income groups?
- How to revitalize the stock land to speed up the realization of proper reuse of stock land and carry out reasonable value-added income distribution?