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Land Use Structure Optimization and Urban Development in the Pearl River Delta

Changchun Feng and Jiajie Zhu

in China's Pan-Pearl River Delta

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9789888028504
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206717 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888028504.003.0011
Land Use Structure Optimization and Urban Development in the Pearl River Delta

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This chapter discusses the relationship between land-use structure optimization and urban development. During periods of rapid economic transformation, the optimization of land-use structures can help to achieve sustainable development, as it enhances land-use efficiency, maintains land production, and strikes a balance for the ecosystem. The chapter also presents the Pearl River Delta (PRD) as a case study to analyse current land-use structures and efficiency, as well as changes in the spatial distribution of different land uses since the 1990s. It identifies the key problems in the PRD's current land-use patterns and concludes with policy recommendations for optimizing land-use structures.

Keywords: land-use structure optimization; urban development; land-use structures; land-use efficiency; land production; Pearl River Delta; PRD

Chapter.  5691 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Business and Management

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