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Marine Functional Zoning in Xiamen, China

Case Study Summary Report


ISBN: 978-92-9202-250-1, doi: 10.2826/5725
Publication date
15 January 2017
Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises


This report summarises the key findings and conclusions from the Xiamen/China case study that is part of the EC-funded Study on international best practices of cross-border maritime spatial planning. The case study was conducted in the city of Xiamen, province of Fujian between 15 and 25 November 2016. It focused on the process and outcomes of marine functional zoning (MFZ), a hierarchical/nested planning system established in Xiamen in 1997 and nation-wide in China in 2002, which comprises planning at the national, provincial and city levels. The crossjurisdictional dimensions studied include vertical interactions between national-, provincial- and city-level plans, and horizontal linkages between plans of neighbouring provinces or cities.

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15 JANUARY 2017
Marine Functional Zoning in Xiamen, China