Rural Plan Implementation Based on Land Property Rights Innovation: A Case Study of Qinggangshu Village in Chengdu
Wang Yue, Liu Jian, Xue Haotian, Tan Zongbo
As widely discussed, rural planning in China has for a long time adopted the mentality and methodology of urban planning, resulting in implementation inefficiency. By reviewing the practices of rural land reform and rural planning in Chengdu, this paper points out that the fact that rural planning often ignores land property rights is the crucial reason for the problems and that the recent reforms on rural land property rights remarkably promote the efficient implementation of rural plans. Taking Qinggangshu Village as an example, the paper argues that the policy innovation of Chengdu aiming at clarifying the physical boundaries, complete attributes, rich functions, and effective protection of land property rights is the key premise to guarantee the efficient implementation of rural plans, based on which the new land use mode, land capital management mode, and integrated rural governance mode would further ensure the sustainability of rural plan implementation. The policy innovation on land property rights provides a brand new perspective to the institutional design for rural plan implementation mechanism and can serve as a useful reference to other localities.
Keywords participatory planning; rural governance; rural planning; empowerment; subjectivity