中国地理科学(英文版) ›› 2007, Vol. 17 ›› Issue (1): 1-9.doi: 10.1007/s11769-007-0001-5

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Downtown Retailing Development Under Suburbanization——A Case Study of Beijing

CHAI Yanwei, SHEN Jie, LONG Tao   

  1. Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
  • 收稿日期:2006-06-10 修回日期:2006-12-01 出版日期:2007-03-20 发布日期:2011-12-15
  • 通讯作者: CHAI Yanwei.E-mail:chyw@pku.edu.cn E-mail:chyw@pku.edu.cn
  • 基金资助:

    Under the auspices of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.40171034)

Downtown Retailing Development Under Suburbanization——A Case Study of Beijing

CHAI Yanwei, SHEN Jie, LONG Tao   

  1. Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
  • Received:2006-06-10 Revised:2006-12-01 Online:2007-03-20 Published:2011-12-15

摘要:

The role of retailing has diminished in the center of cities of Western countries since its heyday in the 1920s. This trend was caused by violent transformations in the economic, social and locational contexts which involve resi-dential suburbanization, as well as new forms of commercial development out of town. As far as transforming China is concerned, the downtown retailing center has also come to turning point of development in the context of suburbaniza-tion. Based on the survey of Beijing residents' shopping behavior, the present research tends to making clear the actual change and development problem of downtown retailing center. Combining with the macro retailing environment, re-lated influencing factors are further discussed too. Study results show that downtown retailing still plays an important part in resident's shopping activity. However, with rapid urban sprawl, retailing in urban center has been greatly threatened by booming out-of-town commerce. In the course of such spatial change, the suburbanization of resident, the prevalence of new commercial forms and the change of consumers' life style all have exerted their own pressure on downtown retailing. But for the special socioeconomic background of development and the support of government policy, it will still keep its vitality of retailing for a long period of time.

关键词: downtown retailing center, consumer behavior, suburbanization, questionnaire survey, Beijing

Abstract:

The role of retailing has diminished in the center of cities of Western countries since its heyday in the 1920s. This trend was caused by violent transformations in the economic, social and locational contexts which involve resi-dential suburbanization, as well as new forms of commercial development out of town. As far as transforming China is concerned, the downtown retailing center has also come to turning point of development in the context of suburbaniza-tion. Based on the survey of Beijing residents' shopping behavior, the present research tends to making clear the actual change and development problem of downtown retailing center. Combining with the macro retailing environment, re-lated influencing factors are further discussed too. Study results show that downtown retailing still plays an important part in resident's shopping activity. However, with rapid urban sprawl, retailing in urban center has been greatly threatened by booming out-of-town commerce. In the course of such spatial change, the suburbanization of resident, the prevalence of new commercial forms and the change of consumers' life style all have exerted their own pressure on downtown retailing. But for the special socioeconomic background of development and the support of government policy, it will still keep its vitality of retailing for a long period of time.

Key words: downtown retailing center, consumer behavior, suburbanization, questionnaire survey, Beijing