PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2012, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (6): 777-782.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2012.06.014

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The Essential Theories and Models of Rural Land Consolidation in the Transitional Period of China

LIU Yansui1, ZHU Lin1,2, LI Yuheng1   

  1. 1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China;

    2. Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2011-08-01 Revised:2011-10-01 Online:2012-06-25 Published:2012-06-25

Abstract: Rural land consolidation is an important approach to supplying cultivated land, revitalizing the stock land, optimizing rural-urban land, using land intensively, and increasing land productivity. At present the phenomenon of rural settlement hollowing during rapid urbanization is severe in China. The Chinese rural population is characterized by a huge base, the distribution in widely scattered villages, and a remarkable quantity of rural households. To solve the serious problem of aggravation of rural hollowing and the abnormal increase of rural residential land in the rural-urban transformation period of China, the article analyzed the strategic targets and practical significance of promoting rural land consolidation. The essential theories of rural land consolidation which include the optimal allocation of land resources during rural land consolidation,“Three Integration” model of hollowed rural land, the lifecycles of rural hollowing evolvement and Christaller's Central Place Theory, were also interpreted. Besides, this article made a thorough study on the models of rural land consolidation such as regional difference model, urban-rural integration model,“One Consolidation and Three Returning”integrated model and overall planning-collaborative decision model. And the mechanism innovation of rural land consolidation was also put forward in the paper.

Key words: China, creative mechanism, land consolidation model, land consolidation theory, mechanism innovation, rural land consolidation, rural-urban development transformation