ON SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL CHANGES OF PRESENT URBAN POPULATION IN CHINA
- Publish Date: 1993-12-20
- urban population change /
- urban population distribution /
Abstract: Since 1949, great changes have taken place in the amount and distribution of China's urban population. From the analysis on the change in total urban population, it can be learnt that urbanization progress can be controlled mainly by social-economic development and government policy through influencing the migratory growth of urban population and the number of organic cities. In the period 1949-1990, the states of megalopolises had gone up; medium-sized cities had decreased. It is estimated that the total urban population of China will still increase at a rapid speed in the coming 10 years; there will not be great changes in grade system of urban scale; and urban population may shows a tendency to move to coastal area.
|Citation:||Li Ruojian. ON SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL CHANGES OF PRESENT URBAN POPULATION IN CHINA[J]. Chinese Geographical Science, 1993, 3(4): 326-333.|