Transition of Implementation Pattern Under the Predicament of Urban Renewal: A Perspective of Spatial Governance
Tian Li, Tao Ran, Liang Yinlong
Abstract The recent prevalence of property-led urban renewal in Chinese cities has generated problems such as “nail households”① and the loss of public welfare. This paper begins with the theoretical framework of spatial governance in urban renewal and then discusses the problems of property-led urban renewal. From a perspective of spatial governance, it proposes the framework, process, and policy design for the transition of the urban renewal model characterized by “government leadership and self-renewal of village collectives.” By taking an urban village within a large city in south China as a case study, this paper compares the profit distribution among each party between the property-led urban renewal model and the village collectives’ self-renewal. It concludes with the significance of this new model for the establishment of a spatial governance system and high-quality urban and rural development in China.
Keywords urban renewal; urban village reconstruction; spatial governance; anti-common tragedy

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