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Accelerated Urban Expansion in Lhasa City and the Implications for Sustainable Development in a Plateau City
Tang, Wei1; Zhou, Tiancai2,3; Sun, Jian2; Li, Yurui2; Li, Weipeng4
2017-09-01
Source PublicationSUSTAINABILITY
ISSN2071-1050
Volume9Issue:9Pages:19
Corresponding AuthorSun, Jian(sunjian@igsnrr.ac.cn) ; Li, Yurui(liyr@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractUrbanization challenges regional sustainable development, but a slight expansion mechanism was revealed in a plateau city. We have integrated the urban expansion process and analyzed its determinants in Lhasa (Tibet), and we provide insightful suggestions for urban management and planning for Lhasa. The full continuum of the urban expansion process has been captured using time-series of high-resolution remote sensing data (1990-2015). Four categories of potential determinants involved in economic, demographic, social, and government policy factors were selected, and redundancy analysis was employed to define the contribution rates of these determinants. The results illustrate that considerable urban expansion occurred from 1990 to 2015 in Lhasa, with the area of construction land and transportation land increasing at rates of 117.2% and 564.7%, respectively. The urban expansion in the center of Lhasa can be characterized as temperate sprawl from 1990 through 2008, primarily explained by governmental policies and investment, economic development, tourist growth, and increased governmental investment resulting in faster urban expansion from 2008 to 2015, mainly occurring in the east, south, and west of Lhasa. In contrast with other cities of China, central government investment and "pairing-up support" projects have played an important role in infrastructure construction in Lhasa. The miraculous development of the tourism industry had prominent effects on this economic development and urbanization after 2006, due to the running of the Tibetan Railway. An integrative and proactive policy framework, the "Lhasa development model", having important theoretical, methodological, and management implications for urban planning and development, has been proposed.
KeywordLhasa urban expansion determinants plateau city policy framework
DOI10.3390/su9091499
WOS KeywordLAND-USE CHANGE ; SPATIAL EXPANSION ; DRIVING FORCES ; ECONOMIC TRANSITION ; CHINA ; LANDSCAPE ; DYNAMICS ; SHANGHAI ; PATTERNS ; POLICY
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41201167] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41571166] ; Foundation of Youth Innovation Promotion Association, CAS[Y4R2190190] ; West Light Foundation of the Chinese Academy of Science
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; Foundation of Youth Innovation Promotion Association, CAS ; West Light Foundation of the Chinese Academy of Science
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences ; Environmental Studies
WOS IDWOS:000411621200008
PublisherMDPI AG
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/62045
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorSun, Jian; Li, Yurui
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Key Lab Mt Surface Proc & Ecol Regulat, Inst Mt Hazard & Environm, Chengdu 640016, Sichuan, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
3.Chengdu Univ Technol, Coll Earth Sci, Chengdu 610059, Sichuan, Peoples R China
4.China West Normal Univ, Land & Resources Coll, Nanchong 637009, Peoples R China
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Tang, Wei,Zhou, Tiancai,Sun, Jian,et al. Accelerated Urban Expansion in Lhasa City and the Implications for Sustainable Development in a Plateau City[J]. SUSTAINABILITY,2017,9(9):19.
APA Tang, Wei,Zhou, Tiancai,Sun, Jian,Li, Yurui,&Li, Weipeng.(2017).Accelerated Urban Expansion in Lhasa City and the Implications for Sustainable Development in a Plateau City.SUSTAINABILITY,9(9),19.
MLA Tang, Wei,et al."Accelerated Urban Expansion in Lhasa City and the Implications for Sustainable Development in a Plateau City".SUSTAINABILITY 9.9(2017):19.
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