Zhang and Wu offer a detailed account of the innovative local policies in Chengdu, China, where a national land-use policy that has created widespread problems in other trial areas has been turned into a positive, transformative force in rural reconstruction. There are three key innovations in this so-called ‘Chengdu model’: First, leveraging on the most important resource in rural area, land, and through the commodification of land development rights, creating a financial source that can fund rural public services provision; second, transforming traditional rural residential patterns and concentrating the rural population in newly built residential communities; and, finally, using both market and hierarchical tools to both motivate and control grassroots governments and creating new institutions to facilitate public participation in services delivery.
China, land use policy, rural areas, innovations, government services
Agribusiness | Asian Studies | Rural Sociology | Sociology
Public Service Innovations in China
Y. Jing, & S. P. Osborne
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ZHANG, Qian Forrest, & WU, Jianling. (2016). Providing rural public services through land commodification: Policy innovations and rural-urban integration in Chengdu. In Public Service Innovations in China (pp. 67-91). Singapore: Springer.
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