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Understanding spatial structures and organizational patterns of city networks in China: A highway passenger flow perspective
Chen, Wei1,2,3; Liu, Weidong1,2; Ke, Wenqian4; Wang, Nyuying5
2018-04-01
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES
ISSN1009-637X
Volume28Issue:4Pages:477-494
Corresponding AuthorLiu, Weidong(liuwd@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractThe use of multi-perspective and multi-scalar city networks has gradually developed into a range of critical approaches to understand spatial interactions and linkages. In particular, road linkages represent key characteristics of spatial dependence and distance decay, and are of great significance in depicting spatial relationships at the regional scale. Therefore, based on highway passenger flow data between prefecture-level administrative units, this paper attempted to identify the functional structures and regional impacts of city networks in China, and to further explore the spatial organization patterns of the existing functional regions, aiming to deepen our understanding of city network structures and to provide new cognitive perspectives for ongoing research. The research results lead to four key conclusions. First, city networks that are based on highway flows exhibit strong spatial dependence and hierarchical characteristics, to a large extent spatially coupled with the distributions of major megaregions in China. These phenomena are a reflection of spatial relationships at regional scales as well as core-periphery structure. Second, 19 communities that belong to an important type of spatial configuration are identified through community detection algorithm, and we suggest they are correspondingly urban economic regions within urban China. Their spatial metaphors include the administrative region economy, spatial spillover effects of megaregions, and core-periphery structure. Third, each community possesses a specific city network system and exhibits strong spatial dependence and various spatial organization patterns. Regional patterns have emerged as the result of multi-level, dynamic, and networked characteristics. Fourth, adopting a morphology-based perspective, the regional city network systems can be basically divided into monocentric, dual-nuclei, polycentric, and low-level equilibration spatial structures, while most are developing monocentrically.
Keywordspace of flows city network urban economic region urban system monocentric structure polycentric structure community detection
DOI10.1007/s11442-018-1485-x
WOS KeywordCOMMUNITY STRUCTURE ; WORLD ; DYNAMICS ; REGIONS ; CITIES
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41530751] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41471113] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41601165]
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China
WOS Research AreaPhysical Geography
WOS SubjectGeography, Physical
WOS IDWOS:000426586300007
PublisherSCIENCE PRESS
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/57159
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorLiu, Weidong
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, 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.Fujian Normal Univ, Inst Geog, Fuzhou 350007, Fujian, Peoples R China
5.Peking Univ, Coll Urban & Environm Sci, Beijing 100871, Peoples R China
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Chen, Wei,Liu, Weidong,Ke, Wenqian,et al. Understanding spatial structures and organizational patterns of city networks in China: A highway passenger flow perspective[J]. JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES,2018,28(4):477-494.
APA Chen, Wei,Liu, Weidong,Ke, Wenqian,&Wang, Nyuying.(2018).Understanding spatial structures and organizational patterns of city networks in China: A highway passenger flow perspective.JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES,28(4),477-494.
MLA Chen, Wei,et al."Understanding spatial structures and organizational patterns of city networks in China: A highway passenger flow perspective".JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES 28.4(2018):477-494.
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