Paths and Mechanism of Regional Land Use Transition in Underdeveloped Areas of China: A Case Study of Northeast China

Authors: Junfeng Tian*, College of Earth Science, Jilin University, Changchun 130061, Jilin, China, Binyan Wang, School of Geography Sciences, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024, Jilin, China, Shijun Wang, School of Geography Sciences, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024, Jilin, China
Topics: Land Use and Land Cover Change, China, Asia
Keywords: Land use, Transition, Policy, Mechanism, Underdeveloped Areas of China, Northeast China
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: 8229, Park Tower Suites, Marriott, Lobby Level
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This paper will develop an interpretation framework of land use transition in Underdeveloped Areas of China(UAC), and use the case of land use transition in Northeast China (NEC) as an illustration. We find that the land use transition in UAC is mainly manifested in the changes of regional land use morphology caused by the conversion between cultivated land and other land use types. Land scarcity and land intensification, eco-environmental protection and policy intervention, regional functions and determinants of land use, economic modernization and urbanization, market and globalization, population growth and migration are the key factors leading to land use transition in UAC. These factors can be further reduced to two main paths: socio-ecological feedback under the guidance of policies and socio-economic change under the influence of policies. The former affect the process of regional land use transition by influencing the supply of different types of land, the government's policy orientation plays a decisive role in it. This path determines the direction of land use transition in UAC. The latter comes from the changes of regional socio-economic development,and it determines the speed and intensity of land use transition in UAC. The land use transition in UAC is the result of the coupling and antagonism between the socio-ecological feedback path and the socio-economic change path.

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