Exploring Spatial Governance of Rural Areas in Guangdong Province Based on the Urban-Rural Integration Development in the New Era
Abstract: The report of the 19th CPC National Congress proposed the strategy of rural revitalization, and demanded the establishment and improvement of systems, mechanisms, and policies for promoting integrated urban-rural development, which not only brings new opportunities for the vitalization of rural areas and the reconstruction of urban-rural relations, but also puts forward new requirements. For a long time, the development orientation of "attaching importance to urban areas and neglecting rural areas" has led to a dual development pattern between urban and rural areas. Spatial resources and spatial governance are too concentrated in urban space, that lead to the lag in the development of rural areas. Even in the developed areas such as Guangdong Province, the urban-rural gap is still obvious. Based on the perspective of urban-rural integration development, this paper proposes the basic thinking of diversified function development and complementary advantages with cities in rural areas in the new era to divide rural space. Then it explores concrete measures in Guangdong Province such as strengthening the leading role of spatial planning, optimizing the ecological-production-living spaces of rural areas, as well as constructing network of urban and rural space, in order to realize the new relationship between urban and rural areas, and rational allocation of urban and rural elements.