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China’s land and housing reforms are recent and gradual. In 2002, the central government enacted the Regulation for Conveyance of State-Owned Land Through Tender Offer, Auction, and Posting, which mandated that urban land-use rights for residential, commercial, and other uses be conveyed in an open market. China’s housing sector has experienced major changes since the adoption and implementation of the National Plan for Housing Reform in 1990s. Many new challenges emerge with these new developments in land and housing sectors. Program researchers provide policy analyses to address issues such as efficiency of land reforms, accommodation of rural migrants in urban housing markets, and urban affordable housing.

Key areas of study include:

  • Documentation and evaluation of rural land transaction programs
  • Land and housing policy analysis
  • Redevelopment of village urbanization
  • Affordable housing policies


Bridging The Urban-Rural Divide? A Case Study on Rural Land Transition in Sichuan Province, China
Qinlin Gong, Yan Song, Christine Boyle

An Empirical Study of Hedonic Housing Price Model in Beijing with 2007 Market Data
Peihong Chen, Jiaqiong Wang

Depending on Marketing to an Ecological Vision: A Case Study of Overseas Chinese Town’s Developing Management in Shenzhen, China
Haozhe Zhang, Guangjun Jin, Yan Song

Development, Performance and Challenge of Land Reserve Institution in China: Evidence from Hangzhou
Chuanhao Tian, Yan Song