Resources Science ›› 2017, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (7): 1238-1247.doi: 10.18402/resci.2017.07.02

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Rural residential land recycling under the ecological concept

Feng XU(), Zhanqi WANG(), Hongwei ZHANG   

  1. School of Public Administration,China University of Geosciences,Wuhan 430074,China
  • Received:2016-10-20 Revised:2017-02-21 Online:2017-07-20 Published:2017-07-20


The pattern of residential land recylcling in China's rural areas has changed into a simple cycle model,resulting in second abandonment after land consolidation and environmental pollution in some areas. Here we used ecological land as a new direction for rural residential land recycling under the ecological concept. We then built a recycling evaluation system with human-land multi-factors,and put forward a framework for evaluating the priority direction of residential land recycling to reduce idle cultivated land and improve the eco-environment. Using Fang County in Hubei as the empirical area, we establish cultivated land and forest land as examples of two priority rural residential recycling directions,and suggest the recycling of more than 400 pieces of rural residential land through a comparative study between the improved TOPSIS method and comprehensive scoring method. The result shows that potential reusable land has obvious regional characteristics and is mainly concentrated in towns with excellent or poor traffic location. However,the overall scale of potential land has been declining yearly,and the results of the two methods demonstrate that less than half(45.46% and 30.67%,respectively)of residential land is suitable for cultivation. The evaluation system is effective at a micro-level,and there is room to expand the dimensions of influencing factors and enrich the diversity of evaluation results. The recycling evaluation is particularly urgent and the diversity of evaluation methods makes it possible to flexibly determine the scale of reusable land,followed by the integration of the processes and indicators of various land consolidation projects. In the future study, we should focus on establishment of the evaluation framework through the whole process of residential land recycling, and take the factors influencing the recycling implementation into consideration.

Key words: residential land recycling, ecological concept, recycling evaluation, rural areas, Hubei