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An evaluation of China's urban agglomeration development from the spatial perspective
Gao Xiao-lu1,2; Xu Ze-ning1,2; Niu Fang-qu1; Long Ying3
2017-08-01
Source PublicationSPATIAL STATISTICS
ISSN2211-6753
Volume21Pages:475-491
Corresponding AuthorGao Xiao-lu(gaoxl@igsnrr.ac.cn) ; Xu Ze-ning()
AbstractWhile Chinese governments used UAs (urban agglomerations) as a policy tool to gain an advantageous position in global and regional competition and made ambitious plans to build up dozens of national, regional and local-level UAs in the next decade, the criteria of UAs from the spatial perspective have been overlooked thus far, and the proposed UAs have been defined approximately by the authority of jurisdiction of clustered cities and towns. This paper argues that rational spatial planning of UAs is impossible without consistent criteria for them and that a solid method is necessary to identify the spatial extension of UAs. Based on the theory of economic geography that views UA as a phase expression of the mature 'pole-axis' urban system, a stepwise approach is proposed: firstly, to identify central cities in a region; secondly, to assess the completeness of the city system and analyse the social and economic relationship of the cities and towns; and thirdly, to evaluate the degree of evolution of the urban system. With this approach being applied to five national-level UAs proposed by the national plan, the paper proves that the number and extension of UAs are greatly exaggerated in the current strategic plan. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
KeywordBoundary of integrated urbanised areas Pole-axis theory Densi-Graph Centrality Urban agglomeration
DOI10.1016/j.spasta.2017.02.008
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Science and Technology Support Program of China[2012BAI32B07] ; Chinese Academy of Sciences[KZZD-EW-06-04] ; Natural Science Foundation of China[41171138]
Funding OrganizationNational Science and Technology Support Program of China ; Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Natural Science Foundation of China
WOS Research AreaGeology ; Mathematics ; Remote Sensing
WOS SubjectGeosciences, Multidisciplinary ; Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Applications ; Remote Sensing ; Statistics & Probability
WOS IDWOS:000410649600010
PublisherELSEVIER SCI LTD
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Cited Times:7[WOS]   [WOS Record]     [Related Records in WOS]
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/61926
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorGao Xiao-lu; Xu Ze-ning
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Key Lab Reg Sustainable Dev Modelling, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
3.Tsinghua Univ, Beijing 100084, Peoples R China
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Gao Xiao-lu,Xu Ze-ning,Niu Fang-qu,et al. An evaluation of China's urban agglomeration development from the spatial perspective[J]. SPATIAL STATISTICS,2017,21:475-491.
APA Gao Xiao-lu,Xu Ze-ning,Niu Fang-qu,&Long Ying.(2017).An evaluation of China's urban agglomeration development from the spatial perspective.SPATIAL STATISTICS,21,475-491.
MLA Gao Xiao-lu,et al."An evaluation of China's urban agglomeration development from the spatial perspective".SPATIAL STATISTICS 21(2017):475-491.
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