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Multi-Disciplinary Determination of the Rural/Urban Boundary: A Case Study in Xi'an, China
Fang, Lei1,2; Wang, Yingjie1,2
2018-08-01
Source PublicationSUSTAINABILITY
ISSN2071-1050
Volume10Issue:8Pages:13
Corresponding AuthorWang, Yingjie(wangyj@lreis.ac.cn)
AbstractRapid urbanization in China has blurred the boundaries between rural and urban areas in both geographic and conceptual terms. Accurately identifying this boundary in a given area is an important prerequisite for studies of these areas, but previous research has used fairly simplistic factors to distinguish the two areas (such as population density). In this study, we built a model combining multi-layer conditions and cumulative percentage methods based on five indicators linking spatial, economic, and demographic factors to produce a more comprehensive and quantitative method for identifying rural and urban areas. Using Xi'an, China as a case study, our methods produced a more accurate determination of the rural-urban divide when compared to data from the National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Specifically, the urbanization level was 3.24% lower in the new model, with a total urban area that was 621.87 km(2) lower. These results were checked by field survey and satellite imagery for accuracy. This new model thus provides local governments and other interested parties a theoretical and technological foundation for more accurate rural/urban planning and management in the future.
Keywordrural/urban boundary multi-conditional judgment Xi'an China urban planning
DOI10.3390/su10082632
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Bureau of Statistics ; UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund)
Funding OrganizationNational Bureau of Statistics ; UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund)
WOS Research AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics ; Environmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectGREEN & SUSTAINABLE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY ; Environmental Sciences ; Environmental Studies
WOS IDWOS:000446767700048
PublisherMDPI
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/52740
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorWang, Yingjie
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, State Key Lab Resources & Environm Informat Syst, 11A Datun Rd, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, 19A Yuquan Rd, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
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Fang, Lei,Wang, Yingjie. Multi-Disciplinary Determination of the Rural/Urban Boundary: A Case Study in Xi'an, China[J]. SUSTAINABILITY,2018,10(8):13.
APA Fang, Lei,&Wang, Yingjie.(2018).Multi-Disciplinary Determination of the Rural/Urban Boundary: A Case Study in Xi'an, China.SUSTAINABILITY,10(8),13.
MLA Fang, Lei,et al."Multi-Disciplinary Determination of the Rural/Urban Boundary: A Case Study in Xi'an, China".SUSTAINABILITY 10.8(2018):13.
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