You are cordially invited to the Serial Lectures of Topics in Globalisation and Development organized by DHSS GAD Programme. Details of the event are as follows:
Topic: Urbanization and Rural Land Policy
Date: 30 Sept 2021 (Thursday)
Speaker: Dr. Zhi Liu is Senior Fellow and Director, China Program, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, and Director, Peking University – Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy. He is specialized in land and housing policy, infrastructure finance, and urban and regional planning. Previously he was a lead infrastructure specialist at the World Bank, with years of operational experience in the infrastructure and urban sectors. He is a member of the Expert Committees for Housing and Real Estate, and for Human Settlements, Ministry of Housing and Urban & Rural Development. He co-edited International Housing Market Experience and Implications for China (Routledge, 2019), and Infrastructure Economics and Policy: International Perspectives (Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, forthcoming).
Abstract: China’s Land Management Law was amended in 2019, and the regulations for the implementation of the amended law became effective on September 1, 2021. Over the last two years, China has been establishing a spatial planning system which emphasizes the balance between urbanization, ecological protection, and rural development. At the city level, urban regeneration is promoted to be an alternative mode of urban spatial development. What are the implications of these changes on rural land policy? This is the central topic of the seminar. It will cover China’s land policy framework, land-based finance, and the challenges and reform directions for rural land use.
l What are the impacts of rapid urbanization on rural land and rural society?
l How has China’s rural land policy evolved over the last four decades?
l What will be the effects of the newly amended Land Management Law on rural land use?
Liu, Shouying (2018), “The Structure and Changes to China’s Land System,” Chapter 22 in Ross Garnaut, Ligang Song and Cai Fang (ed.), China’s 40 Years of Reform and Development: 1978–2018, Australian National University Press.
Li, Sun, and Zhi Liu (2014), “Examining the Urban-Rural Linkages in China,” Regional Development Dialogue, Vol. 35, 2014, pp. 198-212, United Nations Center for Regional Development.