PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2005, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (1): 70-78.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2005.01.008

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Review about Proceedings of Land Use Planning in FAO

CAI Yumei1, DONG Zuoji2, DENG Hongdi1, YANG Feng1   

  1. 1. China Land Surveying and Planning Institute, Beijing 100035;
    2. Ministry of Land and Resource, Department of Planning, Beijing 100082
  • Received:2004-11-01 Revised:2004-12-01 Online:2005-01-25 Published:2005-01-25


Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is an international organization regarding developing country with emphasis in research. Since 1970’s, it has been focusing on the research and practice of land use planning and has made a lot of achievement. China has almost same land use structure, with agricultural land as major. And now China is carrying out reform from plan-oriented economic system to market –oriented economic system. So the experience of FAO is a good reference for land use planning in this special stage. Based on proceeding of land use planning in FAO after 1990’s , the characteristics of land use planning in 1993、1995、1997、1999 are put forward respectively. These characteristics display that the goal and content and process is closely relative to national political and economic system, land resource characteristic , social developing stage, tradition, culture and so on. But in summary, there are 5 trends in the future of land use planning in developing country as follows: from coordinating the conflict of different land utilization to coordinating the conflict of different stakeholders; from considering top-down as main process to combination of top-down and top-up; continually paying attention to the consistency and difference of land use planning in different spatial level; and ceaselessly develop land use decision tool serving for planning.

Key words: coordinate, FAO, integrated land use planning, interactive, stakeholder