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Urban sprawl among Chinese cities of different population sizes
Liu, Zhen1,2,3; Liu, Shenghe1,2,3; Qi, Wei1,2,3; Jin, Haoran4
2018-09-01
Source PublicationHABITAT INTERNATIONAL
ISSN0197-3975
Volume79Pages:89-98
Corresponding AuthorLiu, Shenghe(liush@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractUrban sprawl has attracted continuous attention from scholars since the 1970s. Though abundant studies exist, little is known regarding either the sprawl of small and medium-sized cities or the difference in sprawl degree among cities of different sizes. Taking a case of Chinese cities, this paper aims to compare sprawl degree among cities of different sizes. Using land use data and population census data from 2000 to 2010, we quantified urban sprawl by two metrics to reflect the characteristics of sprawl in quantity and morphology, respectively. We observed that small and medium-sized cities, in general, sprawled the most followed by large cities, while mega cities sprawled the least. There were also regional differences: the Eastern region had similar characteristics with the whole sample, while large cities in the Central region and mega cities in the Western region had a relatively high sprawl degree. The low commuting cost and land price in small and medium-sized cities may contribute to their high sprawl degree. In China, some institutional and economic development factors, including the loose urban planning, favorable national policy, industry-oriented growth pattern and land finance system, also have some explanatory power. According to our findings, we suggest that the sprawl of small and medium-sized cities should draw further attention by scholars and governors, especially how to deal with the sprawl problem in these cities.
KeywordSprawl Small and medium-sized cities Urban size Urbanized area China
DOI10.1016/j.habitatint.2018.08.001
WOS KeywordMETROPOLITAN REGION ; LAND MARKET ; GROWTH ; REGULATIONS ; DYNAMICS ; IMPACTS ; MEXICO ; COSTS ; PLANS ; AREA
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectStrategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences[XDA19040402] ; Key Project of National Natural Science Foundation of China[71433008]
Funding OrganizationStrategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Key Project of National Natural Science Foundation of China
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology ; Public Administration ; Urban Studies
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Studies ; Planning & Development ; Urban Studies
WOS IDWOS:000443670300009
PublisherPERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
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Cited Times:4[WOS]   [WOS Record]     [Related Records in WOS]
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/54331
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorLiu, Shenghe
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, 11A Datun Rd, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Key Lab Reg Sustainable Dev Modeling, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
3.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
4.Minist Housing & Urban Rural Dev Peoples Republ C, Policy Res Ctr, Beijing 100835, Peoples R China
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Liu, Zhen,Liu, Shenghe,Qi, Wei,et al. Urban sprawl among Chinese cities of different population sizes[J]. HABITAT INTERNATIONAL,2018,79:89-98.
APA Liu, Zhen,Liu, Shenghe,Qi, Wei,&Jin, Haoran.(2018).Urban sprawl among Chinese cities of different population sizes.HABITAT INTERNATIONAL,79,89-98.
MLA Liu, Zhen,et al."Urban sprawl among Chinese cities of different population sizes".HABITAT INTERNATIONAL 79(2018):89-98.
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