Factors influencing the project duration of urban village redevelopment in contemporary China

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Original languageEnglish
Article number707
Journal / PublicationLand
Issue number7
Online published5 Jul 2021
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021



Project duration is one of the methods to measure the efficiency of project implementation. This study identifies the factors influencing the project duration of urban village redevelopment projects (UVRPs) in China. Based on the theory of new institutional economics and behavioral eco-nomics, this study develops three hypotheses regarding the causal relationship between institutional arrangement and project duration. Statistical analysis of data on 439 UVRPs collected from seven Chinese cities revealed that projects implemented through top-down institutional arrangements were more likely to take a long time than those implemented through bottom-up institutional arrange-ments. Projects implemented through top-down and government funding were more efficient than those implemented through top-down and villager funding. For bottom-up projects, there was no conclusion about whether village funding or private developer funding led to shorter project dura-tion. Other determinants, including city, project attributes and initiation year, number of households involved, size of temporary relocation fee, and methods of selecting relocated housing, calculating temporary relocation fee and calculating relocation area influenced project duration.

Research Area(s)

  • Bottom-up redevelopment, China, Land redevelopment, New institutional economics, Project duration, Urban village

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