Land resource management patterns and urban air quality—evidence from the “land for development” model with Chinese characteristics

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Author(s)

  • Fei Bao
  • Zhenzhi Zhao
  • Yong Wang

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94049–94069
Journal / PublicationEnvironmental Science and Pollution Research
Volume30
Issue number41
Online published1 Aug 2023
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2023

Abstract

Based on panel data of 282 prefecture-level and above cities in China from 2013 to 2020, this paper investigates the impact and transmission paths of the “LFD” land disposal model on urban air quality at the theoretical and empirical levels using dynamic fixed-effects and dynamic spatial Durbin models. The results show that the way land is allocated in a city has a lagging and long-term impact on air quality not only locally but also in neighboring cities. The type of land supply by local governments to different sectors is an important pathway to influence urban air quality. Extended analysis shows that land market reforms in China can significantly reduce urban air quality index (AQI) and effectively mitigate urban air quality, with long-term effects. This paper provides a theoretical and scientific basis for correcting the mismatch of land resources and promoting urban ecological environment in China. © 2023, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature.

Research Area(s)

  • Hysteresis, Land marketization, Land resource allocation, Spatial heterogeneity, Urban air quality

Citation Format(s)

Land resource management patterns and urban air quality—evidence from the “land for development” model with Chinese characteristics. / Bao, Fei; Zhao, Zhenzhi; Wang, Yong.
In: Environmental Science and Pollution Research , Vol. 30, No. 41, 09.2023, p. 94049–94069.

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