PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2016, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (10): 1237-1248.doi: 10.18306/dlkxjz.2016.10.007

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Comprehensive consolidation of hollowing village oriented rural land resource allocation

Mingyue ZHAO1(), Yanglin WANG1,*(), Zhichao HU2, Zhiqing SONG1   

  1. 1. Laboratory for Earth Surface Process, Ministry of Education, College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
    2. College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, China
  • Online:2016-10-28 Published:2016-10-26
  • Contact: Yanglin WANG;
  • Supported by:
    National Science and Technology Support Program of China, No.2014BAL01B01E


Allocating land resources through comprehensive consolidation of hollowing villages to realize an improved spatial configuration of rural regions is crucial to integrated rural-urban development. In this article, we summarized the contents of hollowing village consolidation and rural land resource allocation; clarified the inter-relationship between new urbanization, rural restructuring, hollowing village consolidation, and rural land resource allocation; identified three types of land resource allocation; and finally analyzed the mechanisms and institutions of rural land resource allocation. The results show that: The essence of hollowing village consolidation is to realize efficient circulation and optimized allocation of factors, including rural land, production, and livelihood factors. Rural restructuring provides the theoretical foundation for hollowing village consolidation, and the latter is a driving force to realize rural restructuring. Under the background of new urbanization, hollowing village consolidation is an important content to realize urbanization. New urbanization is a policy thrust of rural restructuring and the latter offers a method to realize new urbanization. Market is decisive in rural land resource allocation. Appropriate institutions are needed to reform and improve land resource allocation, including land expropriation, transfer of land use rights, transfer of homestead, and exit of land from rural land use. These institutions and a well-developed social security system will help improve the efficiency of rural land resource allocation.

Key words: hollowing village, consolidation, rural land resource allocation, rural restructuring, social security system