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Urban-rural transformation in relation to cultivated land conversion in China: Implications for optimizing land use and balanced regional development
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2080-6859
2015 (English)In: Land use policy, ISSN 0264-8377, Vol. 47, 218-224 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The paper aims to investigate land conversion as a result of urban-rural transformation in the Chinese context. Theoretical analysis and empirical study of the Bohai Rim region find strong connections between the land conversion rates and urban-rural transformation intensity in the period 2000-2010. Rapid land conversion normally takes place in counties/districts of low initial level of urban-rural transformation. However, places of high initial socioeconomic level and low transformation intensity would experience slow land conversion. The different land conversion rates in relation to urban-rural transformation intensity are mainly attributed to the China's land quotas distribution system which is subjective and administrative. The study highlights the implementation of land quotas distribution system based on differences to improve the land distribution efficiency and achieve balanced regional development in China.

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2015. Vol. 47, 218-224 p.
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Bohai Rim region, China, Land conversion, Urban-rural transformation, Urbanization
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-170193DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2015.04.011ISI: 000358807000020ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84930939719OAI: diva2:827629

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Available from: 2015-06-29 Created: 2015-06-29 Last updated: 2015-09-09Bibliographically approved

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