The Identification of Developmental Pattern of Urban Agglomerations in China based on GIS

H. X. Lin, J. C. Huang, Y. Q. Chen

Abstract

Urban agglomeration is an advanced spatial organization form that occurs when urban areas develop into a certain mature stage, and is regarded as the main form of new urbanization strategy in China. Nevertheless, the past few years have witnessed an acute shortage of research on urban agglomeration’s dynamic evolution at large scale and over multiple periods. This shortage has aroused widespread concern about how to scientifically and quantitatively identify the developmental boundary of urban agglomeration, and this remains an urgent scientific issue to be solved. Following the objective logic of urban development and evolution, metropolitan area is the basic component unit of urban agglomeration, while joint metropolitan area, quasi metropolitan interlocking region and metropolitan interlocking region are the main types of urban agglomeration. With the aid of GIS, this paper identified the developmental pattern of urban agglomeration in virtue of socio-economic indexes such as urban population, urbanization rate, per capita GDP, the proportion of non-agricultural GDP/employment, economic density and population density of 2858 county-level administrative units in 2010. As the result showed, there were 325 metropolitan area units among 657 cities, including 239 big central cities, 86 small central cities and 196 peripheral compliant counties. The overall pattern of urban agglomeration was formulated by 156 metropolitan areas, 25 joint metropolitan areas, 3 quasi metropolitan interlocking regions and 3 metropolitan interlocking regions. In the future, in consideration of the evolutionary trend of urban agglomeration and the guiding role of national economic spatial structure, China will form one giant metropolitan interlocking region, two large-scale metropolitan interlocking regions, five metropolitan interlocking regions, seven quasi metropolitan interlocking regions, which together forming a spatial developmental pattern including fifteen key urban agglomerations.

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Lin H., Huang J. and Chen Y. (2018). The Identification of Developmental Pattern of Urban Agglomerations in China based on GIS.In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Environmental Management, Science and Engineering - Volume 1: IWEMSE, ISBN 978-989-758-344-5, pages 663-671. DOI: 10.5220/0007564306630671


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@conference{iwemse18,
author={H. X. Lin and J. C. Huang and Y. Q. Chen},
title={The Identification of Developmental Pattern of Urban Agglomerations in China based on GIS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Workshop on Environmental Management, Science and Engineering - Volume 1: IWEMSE,},
year={2018},
pages={663-671},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007564306630671},
isbn={978-989-758-344-5},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the International Workshop on Environmental Management, Science and Engineering - Volume 1: IWEMSE,
TI - The Identification of Developmental Pattern of Urban Agglomerations in China based on GIS
SN - 978-989-758-344-5
AU - Lin H.
AU - Huang J.
AU - Chen Y.
PY - 2018
SP - 663
EP - 671
DO - 10.5220/0007564306630671