Lingjia Zhao

  • Research Student

Research Question: The Multi-stakeholder Participation in Rural Planning Based on Power Vision in China


With the central government's emphasis on rural renewal and farmers' rights, the contradiction between insufficient environmental protection measures and rich rural resources in rural planning is gradually prominent, and the vulnerable groups are awakening and trying to make their voices heard in rural planning. Decision-makers have realized that top-down planning needs to be replaced by multi-stakeholder planning to meet the demands of economic and social development.

This research is expected to indicate the current difficulties facing China's rural planning lies in the planning mechanism's lack of institutional capability to realize coordination among different interest groups under the context of market economy; Construct a power balance model among the multi-stakeholders involved in rural construction, so that all parties can be provided with a sensible way to appeal for interests; Explores ways to strike balance between environmental responsibility, economic development, social equity and cultural preservation for rural development in China; and suggests measures for multi-stakeholder involved in policy making and management enforcement of rural planning.

PGR Supervisors: Darren Smith, John Harrison