Rural Housing Reconstruction and Sustainable Development Post Wenchuan Earthquake: A Land Unification Perspective Using Dujiangyan City as an Example
Wumair Kabilijiang*, Zhen Lan*,**,, Osamu Koide*, Yuyu Geng*, and Takaaki Kato***
*Institute for Disaster Management and Reconstruction (IDMR), Sichuan University-The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
No.122 Huanghe Middle Road Section 1, Shuangliu District, Chengdu 610065, China
**Chengdu Fire and Rescue Division of Sichuan Province, Chengdu, China
***Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
This study is a retrospective evaluation of the long-term benefits of rural housing reconstruction in Dujiangyan city (DJY) after the Wenchuan earthquake from a land unification perspective based on statistical data, field investigation, literature review, and a case study. Research shows after the Wenchuan earthquake, during rural housing reconstruction, DJY optimized land development strategies through planning guidance, promoted marketized transfers of land resources, clarified the attribution of land rights through policy support to protect the interests of disaster victims, established equilibrium in the interests of the government, market, and masses, and coordinated the functions of life, production, and ecology through categorized reconstruction. Practice proves that implementation of post-earthquake housing reconstruction, guided by land unification and land-use transformation, reshapes rural form and the rural-urban relationship, thereby facilitating rural revitalization and integrated rural-urban development.
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