Institutional innovation for urban village renewal in Mainland China

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Rural Sociology and Community Mobilization for Sustainable Growth
EditorsQaiser Rafique Yasser
Place of PublicationHershey
PublisherIGI Global
Chapter4
Pages56-74
ISBN (Electronic)9781522571599
ISBN (Print)9781522571582
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Abstract

China has been experiencing rapid urban development but urban renewal projects on collective rural land often inflicts social conflicts. This article examines an innovative villagers' committee-led land readjustment model which was applied for urban village renewal. As shown in the case study of “renewal of old village” project in Yiwu, the bottom-up model empowered villagers to design and implement their own relocation scheme. With a transparent and socially acceptable relocation scheme, the villagers willingly participated in the project for a fairer share of potential profit of the project. The local government could also achieve multiple goals like increasing land use efficiency and providing basic infrastructure and communal amenities in the renewed neighborhoods without any actual financial investment. The empowerment of villagers' committees is an innovative and successful experiment in urban village renewal representing the best interest of rural communities.

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Institutional innovation for urban village renewal in Mainland China. / Yuan, Dinghuan; Yau, Yung; Bao, Haijun.
Handbook of Research on Rural Sociology and Community Mobilization for Sustainable Growth. ed. / Qaiser Rafique Yasser. Hershey: IGI Global, 2019. p. 56-74.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 12 - Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review