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Spatiotemporal patterns of urban sprawl and its relationship with economic development in China during 1990-2010
Zhang, Charlie1; Miao, Changhong2,3; Zhang, Wenzhong4; Chen, Xiaohong5
2018-09-01
Source PublicationHABITAT INTERNATIONAL
ISSN0197-3975
Volume79Pages:51-60
Corresponding AuthorZhang, Charlie(c.zhang@louisville.edu)
AbstractGiven the fact that China has been experiencing rapid urbanization since the 1980s, limited empirical research has analyzed the spatial patterns of urban land expansion across Chinese cities using national data sets. This article attempts to explore evidence of urban sprawl and its relationship with levels of economic development using novel geospatial data on urban area boundaries and development densities for all Chinese cities. Different from existing studies, we used a decomposition approach to examine the differences between the 1990 urban boundaries and their newly developed suburbs (1990-2010) in population density and road intersection density, two key characteristics of urban sprawl. The main results show that Chinese cities have experienced dramatic increases in built-up areas but substantial decreases in development densities in the newly urbanized areas in comparison to their inner city counterparts, signifying concrete evidence of urban sprawl. Moreover, results from regression analyses indicate that a city's economic development level was positively related to urban land expansion after controlling for confounding factors, largely due to the nature of China's land-centered urbanization and economic development strategies. Findings from this article can help raise awareness about the staggering reality of urban land expansion across Chinese cities and urge urban planners and policymakers to tighten their rural-to-urban land conversion systems and curb urban sprawl.
KeywordSpatial analysis Urban sprawl China Population density Economic development Compact urban growth
DOI10.1016/j.habitatint.2018.07.003
WOS KeywordLAND-USE CHANGE ; DRIVING FORCES ; UNITED-STATES ; IMPERVIOUS SURFACES ; CITIES ; URBANIZATION ; EXPANSION ; GROWTH ; DRIVERS ; AREAS
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)[41430637] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)[41230632]
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology ; Public Administration ; Urban Studies
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Studies ; Planning & Development ; Urban Studies
WOS IDWOS:000443670300006
PublisherPERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
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Cited Times:5[WOS]   [WOS Record]     [Related Records in WOS]
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/54349
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorZhang, Charlie
Affiliation1.Univ Louisville, Dept Geog & Geosci, Louisville, KY 40292 USA
2.Henan Univ, Ctr Yellow River Civilizat & Sustainable Dev, Kaifeng, Henan, Peoples R China
3.Henan Univ, Coll Environm & Planning, Kaifeng, Henan, Peoples R China
4.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Beijing, Peoples R China
5.Harbin Normal Univ, Inst Geog Sci, Harbin, Heilongjiang, Peoples R China
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Zhang, Charlie,Miao, Changhong,Zhang, Wenzhong,et al. Spatiotemporal patterns of urban sprawl and its relationship with economic development in China during 1990-2010[J]. HABITAT INTERNATIONAL,2018,79:51-60.
APA Zhang, Charlie,Miao, Changhong,Zhang, Wenzhong,&Chen, Xiaohong.(2018).Spatiotemporal patterns of urban sprawl and its relationship with economic development in China during 1990-2010.HABITAT INTERNATIONAL,79,51-60.
MLA Zhang, Charlie,et al."Spatiotemporal patterns of urban sprawl and its relationship with economic development in China during 1990-2010".HABITAT INTERNATIONAL 79(2018):51-60.
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