PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2019, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (1): 1-14.doi: 10.18306/dlkxjz.2019.01.001

• Specical Column: Coordinated Development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region •     Next Articles

A review and prospect of regional governance in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region

Dan CUI1(), Hao WU2, Dianting WU1,*()   

  1. 1. Faculty of Geographical Science, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
    2. School of Economics, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872, China
  • Received:2018-03-21 Revised:2018-09-13 Online:2019-01-28 Published:2019-01-22
  • Contact: Dianting WU;
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 41771128.


Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei regional governance is a series of effective measures and is associated with governments' collaborative development process that has changed from the government level control to various stakeholders coordinated governance, from top-down competition and cooperation to synergistic collaboration of all levels. After more than 30 years' efforts, the academic community and the government have obtained a rich set of research achievements in the regional governance of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. In order to improve the regional governance effect of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, this article compiles the relevant regional studies since 1984 and attempts to clarify the context and changes of regional governance research of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region from the spatial and temporal aspects, and analyzes the governance model, coordination system, and development strategy of the current Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei regional governance approach. The process of coordinating the governance of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region is the interaction and integration of academia and the government, and the role of the government has been dominant. Future research will deepen and refine the understanding on the governance subjects, governance mechanisms, governance effectiveness evaluation, and coordinated development of culture, health care, and pension system.

Key words: Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, regional coordinated development, synergistic governance, governance model, coordination system, win-win cooperation