中国地理科学(英文版) ›› 2005, Vol. 15 ›› Issue (4): 309-314.

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EVOLVEMENT OF URBAN SPATIAL STRUCTURE AND MAIN DRIVES IN WUXI, CHINA

ZHANG Luo-cheng1, ZHU Tian-ming2, YAO Shi-mou1   

  1. 1. Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008, P. R. China;
    2. Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008, P. R. China;Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039, P. R. China
  • 收稿日期:2005-04-02 出版日期:2005-12-20 发布日期:2011-12-15
  • 作者简介:ZHANG Luo-cheng (1967- ), male, a native of Tianmen of Hubei Province, Ph.D., associate professor, specialized in urbanization and regional development. E-mail: lchzhang@niglas.ac.cn
  • 基金资助:

    Under the auspices of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 40201014) and Knowledge Innovation Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences (No. KZCX2-SW-318-03)

EVOLVEMENT OF URBAN SPATIAL STRUCTURE AND MAIN DRIVES IN WUXI, CHINA

ZHANG Luo-cheng1, ZHU Tian-ming2, YAO Shi-mou1   

  1. 1. Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008, P. R. China;
    2. Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008, P. R. China;Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039, P. R. China
  • Received:2005-04-02 Online:2005-12-20 Published:2011-12-15

摘要:

With the quick development of urbanization, urban expansion has been paid more and more attention to by researchers from western countries and China. Here Wuxi City of China is selected as a case study. Located in the core-area of Changjiang (Yangtze) River Delta, as the sources of Chinese township enterprise, Wu culture, and national industry, Wuxi has experienced great change in the urban spatial structure, especially in the land use structure, and urban shape and scale. The ratio of industrial land was about one-third of the construction land in 2003.Residential and public infrastructure land had decreased a little from 195 to 2003, but it remains to be the main construction land at present. Green land has increased at the highest speed due to the demand of sustainable development. After the reform and opening to the outside world, this kind of evolvement of urban spatial expansion is helpful for sustainable development. Economic development, transportation, and administrative planning are the main reasons for these changes. During different periods, the main drives are different. Economic development is the basic factor that influences urban expansion. Transportation influences urban evolvement in different times, but now the importance is not as great as 30 years ago, because administrative force plays an important function in urban planning of China and influences urban evolvement.

关键词: Wuxi, urban evolvement, urban spatial structure

Abstract:

With the quick development of urbanization, urban expansion has been paid more and more attention to by researchers from western countries and China. Here Wuxi City of China is selected as a case study. Located in the core-area of Changjiang (Yangtze) River Delta, as the sources of Chinese township enterprise, Wu culture, and national industry, Wuxi has experienced great change in the urban spatial structure, especially in the land use structure, and urban shape and scale. The ratio of industrial land was about one-third of the construction land in 2003.Residential and public infrastructure land had decreased a little from 195 to 2003, but it remains to be the main construction land at present. Green land has increased at the highest speed due to the demand of sustainable development. After the reform and opening to the outside world, this kind of evolvement of urban spatial expansion is helpful for sustainable development. Economic development, transportation, and administrative planning are the main reasons for these changes. During different periods, the main drives are different. Economic development is the basic factor that influences urban expansion. Transportation influences urban evolvement in different times, but now the importance is not as great as 30 years ago, because administrative force plays an important function in urban planning of China and influences urban evolvement.

Key words: Wuxi, urban evolvement, urban spatial structure

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