Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2019, Vol. 74 ›› Issue (12): 2546-2559.doi: 10.11821/dlxb201912009

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Progress and prospects of the coupling research on land use transitions and rural transformation development

LONG Hualou1, GE Dazhuan2,3(), WANG Jieyong1   

  1. 1. Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
    2. School of Geography, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210023, China
    3. Jiangsu Center for Collaborative Innovation in Geographical Information Resource Development and Application, Nanjing 210023, China
  • Received:2019-08-07 Revised:2019-11-27 Online:2019-12-25 Published:2019-12-25
  • Contact: GE Dazhuan
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China(41901204);National Natural Science Foundation of China(41731286);National Natural Science Foundation of China(41971216)


During the process of urban-rural transformation development, land use transitions and rural transformation development are important features of the evolution of rural territorial system. The systematic study on the coupling process and interaction mechanism of land use transitions and rural transformation development is helpful to reveal the inherent law for rural territorial system evolution. The research on the interactions between land use and rural development has gradually become an important part of rural geography research, which can provide a theoretical support for optimizing related policies concerning rural development and land use. The research of land use transitions constructs a new perspective for deepening rural geography research. Coupling research on the land use transitions and rural transformation development provides a reference for formulating rural development strategies according to local conditions and regulating rural land use policies. At present, the theoretical analysis, implementation plan and internal mechanism of the coupling research between land use transitions and rural transformation are still lack of systematic construction. The path to the optimization of rural transformation and reconstruction based on coupling research is still under exploration. Accordingly, based on the systematic summary on the coupling research progress of land use transitions and rural transformation development, this paper proposes the targeted prospects to enrich the research content of rural geography based on the theoretical framework of coupling analysis, pattern-process coupling, and coupling oriented by gradient differentiation.

Key words: land use transition, rural transformation development, rural vitalization, urban-rural integration, coupling mechanism, rural geography