Research on Development and Construction of Characteristic Town

Abstract

Characteristic town is an innovative development model of urban-rural integration. These small towns with certain characteristics play an important role in China's economic transformation and urban-rural integration. Through literature search and field surveys, this article reports the existing theoretical achievements, including the conceptualization, significance of construction, and the research status of local/foreign characteristic towns. Besides, this article provides some practical suggestions towards the existing research problems and some reference for the planning and construction of characteristic towns.