JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 2019, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (10): 2200-2208.doi: 10.31497/zrzyxb.20191015

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Thoughts on unifying the regulation of territorial space use

LIN Jian1,2,3(), WU Ting1, ZHANG Ye-xiao1, ZHAO Ye1   

  1. 1. Peking University, College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Beijing 100871, China
    2. Peking University, Center of Urban Planning and Design, Beijing 100871, China
    3. Key Laboratory of Land Planning and Development, Ministry of Land and Resources, Beijing 100871, China
  • Received:2019-03-30 Revised:2019-07-01 Online:2019-10-28 Published:2019-10-28


In recent years, the unification of territorial space use regulations has been upgraded to an unprecedented level of national strategic deployment, which is an extremely important reform task with overall significance. Based on the systematical review on the institutional evolution of territorial space use regulation since 1949, this paper puts an emphasis on summarizing the major features of previous territorial space use regulations in China. In general, we conclude that the key to implement territorial space use regulations is to control the three important aspects which consist of planning, licensing and supervision, to coordinate the utilization of continental space and ocean space and to discriminate the management of construction and non-construction purposes. On the premise of system construction, we propose four suggestions to institution on how to unify the territorial space use regulations: (1) Establishing a unified control line system for territorial space use regulations at the planning level; (2) Building an abundant and effective measure system for territorial space use regulations; (3) Constructing a unified and explicit regulatory system for territorial space use regulations at the supervision level; (4) Improving the legal system to help territorial space use governance at the support level.

Key words: territorial space use regulations, system, unification