Zi Li* - ATKINS
Lynia Yan - China Academy of Urban Planning & Design Western Branch
Since the '12th Five Years' Plan (the most important national plan), the Central Government of China has focused on the organization of public resources between urban area and rural areas. For example, rural landscape around Beijing Metropolis will be formed into a Green Framework for development of ecological protection, suburban leisure industry and other rural services. This will be an important way to integrate resources and investments from urban areas into rural areas. Meanwhile, the unclear status of landownership in rural areas makes it difficult for investors to intervene and implement new projects. It also limits the cooperation between farmers and government (top-down process) as the latter plays a central role in the development of rural tourism and leisure industry. This paper will use the Qianyechang village at Andin Town (south-eastern rural area of Beijing) as an example to redefine the 'state-collective organization or local farmers' partnership'. A 'bottom-up' approach can answer the landownership and the rights of development issues by providing more responsibility and shared benefits to the local farmers. A dynamic and sustainable environment would then be created for a Green Framework in Andin Town, Beijing.