Message from the Director


The Peking University-Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy (PLC) was established in 2007. It is a non-profit research and educational institution jointly sponsored by Peking University and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. The mission of the Center is to conduct high-quality, independent, empirical research on issues related to land, urban, and fiscal policies in China and further the understanding of land policy, property taxation, and urbanization in China and around the world.

Over the past five years, the Center has produced a number of outputs under the leadership of former director of the Center, Professor Joyce Yanyun Man, and in collaboration with a number of international and domestic experts, scholars, practitioners, and policy makers. These outputs include 12 published books, over 200 academic papers, scholarships to over 200 scholars, graduate students, and undergraduate students, 30 research seminars, and 12 training workshops.

Today, urbanization is a hot topic in China’s reform agenda. It touches upon a wide range of issues related to land, housing, fiscal policy, planning, investment and finance, environment, and regional development. As a platform to facilitate research, education, training, and idea exchange, the Center will build on the success of the past five years and continue to provide high-quality research and knowledge support to inform the policy reform process. We welcome individuals and agencies who share our mission to support and participate in the Center’s programs and activities.


Liu Zhi, Director
Peking University-Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy