The IGU Commission International Conference:Ecological Industrialization and Comprehensive Rural Revitalization


The IGU Commission International Conference

Ecological Industrialization and Comprehensive Rural Revitalization

May 5-9, 2023, Hanzhong City, Shaanxi Province, China

Guided by:

International Geographic Union (IGU); The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS); Major Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

Hosted by:

International Geographic Union Commission of Agricultural Geography and Land Engineering(IGU-AGLE); Hanzhong City; Shaanxi University of Technology

Organised by:

Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS); Alliance of Poverty Reduction and Development, Alliance of International Science Organizations(ANSO-APRD); the People's Government of Yangxian County

Co-organized by:

Technology Innovation Centre for Rural Planning and Governance Engineering, Ministry of Natural Resources; Committee of Agricultural Geography and Rural Development, Geographical Society of ChinaDemonstration Station for China's Modern Agricultural Development and Rural Vitalization (Yang County)

Nature is the mother of life, human beings are born of nature, and the relationship between human beings and nature is the most fundamental one in human society. A good natural environment contains infinite ecological resources and economic values, which can continuously provide rich and high-quality ecological products and stable and sustainable ecological services for human development. With the increasing intensity and diversification of human economic activities, the limited supply of quality ecological products and the unlimited growth of human social demand have become new contradictions and problems in the relationship between supply and demand for land. It is important to adhere to the holistic view of nature as a community of life between humans and nature, wth a green development concept that ‘green water and green mountains are golden mountains’. In pursuing this concept, we can promote the construction of an ecological civilisation in accordance with the principles of the evolution of natural systems applied to industrial development, so as to achieve the goal of harmonious coexistence between humans and nature and coordinated development of ecology and economy.

Ecological industrialization is a very important component of thehigh-quality development of modern agriculture and rural revitalization. Thriving industries, livable ecology and a prosperous life are the keys to rural revitalization. Rural areas have a huge green ecological system, an important agricultural production system and a unique social and cultural system. Be implementing the strategy of ecological industrialization and rural revitalization, it may be not only conducive to meeting people's growing demand for ecological products and services, but also to optimizing rural industrial structures, creating new green momentum and sharing new opportunities for sustainable land use and rural development. The conference is oriented towards Chinese modernization and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and aims to provide a platform for scholars to widely exchange new theories, methods and new cases of international ecological industrialization and rural revitalization, and to sort out and propose universal models for the development of ecological civilization, rural revitalization paradigms and ecological product value transformation paths. Experts, scholars, social groups and business people from home and abroad are warmly welcomed to attend this international conference.

The conference will include plenary, oral, and poster sessions. The topics of the conference include but are not limited to:

1Human-nature relationships and human-earth systems science

2Transformation path of green mountains into golden mountains

3Regional ecological industrialization and high-quality development

4Mechanisms and pathways for realizing the value of ecological products

5Sustainable land use and its policy innovation

6Human settlement environment improvement and rural construction

7Modern organic agriculture and policies to enrich the people

8The ways of rural modernization against the background of globalization

9Regional model of rural revitalization and its practice in Hanzhong City

Rules for paper submission

l   A special issue of the journal Land Use Policy will be devoted to the publication of selected conference papers.

l   Papers should be formatted according to the "Guide for Authors"

l   All papers will be double-blind peer-reviewed by invited scholars.

l   All submissions should be addressed to by 25 April 2023.

Important dates

l   31 March 2023, Deadline for abstracts and organized session proposals submission

l   15 April 2023, Notification of decision for abstracts and organized session proposals

l   25 April 2023, Deadline for full paper submission

l   01 May 2023, Notification of decision for full paper submission


All delegates are invited to participate in the conference excursion on land engineering and modern agriculture in Hanzhong City, demonstrating issues of land reform, ecological industrialization and rural development in Hanjiang River Basin.

Registration & Payment

Early bird registration fee is RMB 1200 per person (US$ 180) until March 31 2023, thereafter RMB 1500 per person (US$ 220)

Note: The fee includes regular meals, hotel accommodation (4 nights) and admission fees. All participants will be accommodated in standard double rooms. The detailed payment method will be introduced soon.

Organizing committee

Yansui Liu (Chair), Professor, IGSNRR, CAS; Chair of IGU-AGLE

Xiaolin Zhao (Co-chair), Professor, Secretary of the Party Committee, Shaanxi University of Technology

Qidong Zhang (Co-chair), Executive Vice Mayor, the People's Government of Hanzhong City

Hualou Long, Professor, IGSNRR, CAS

Linjie Cheng, Professor, Vice-Chancellor, Shaanxi University of Technology

Tianhua He, Deputy County, Yangxian County, Shaanxi Province

Jieyong Wang, Professor, IGSNRR, CAS

Yuheng Li (Secretary-in-chief), Associate Professor, IGSNRR, CAS

Yongsheng Wang (Secretary), Associate Professor, IGSNRR, CAS

Jing Zhang (Secretary), Professor, Shaanxi University of Technology

Conference Convenors

l   Yongsheng Wang, Tel: 86-10-64889634, Cell: 86-13426421390


l   Yuheng Li, Tel: 86-10-64889034, Cell: 86-13810682320


l   Weilun Feng: Cell: 86-18811765068


l   Jing Zhang: Shaanxi University of Technology, Cell: 86-15291583946



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