Spatio-temporal Patterns of Intra-urban Land Use Change in Beijing, China Between 1984 and 2008
- Publish Date: 2012-03-05
- intra-urban land use /
- urban planning /
- geographic information system (GIS) /
Abstract: Urban internal structure is essential information for urban geography researchers and urban planners or managers. This research aims to examine the spatial structure changes of internal urban land use based on the interpreted datasets of 1984 and 2008. Spatio-temporal patterns of internal land use conversion and urban expansion are analyzed, and then dominant driving factors (e.g., social economy, population growth and urban planning) were identified. The results indicate that Beijing′s intra-urban layout has experienced tremendous adjustment from compact to disperse configure, otherwise its function objects have shifted from the major economic and industrial development before the 1990s to the combination with cultural, high-technological and inhabitable city at present. The dominant urban land use transformations include the relocation of industrial lands from core districts to suburban or other provinces, and the accelerating expansion of residential areas and green spaces for supplying the demand of housing and ecological protection. Although Beijing′s urban planning has experienced three major adjustments and improvement since the 1980s, its optimization of urban internal patterns still remains a challenge.
|Citation:||KUANG Wenhui. Spatio-temporal Patterns of Intra-urban Land Use Change in Beijing, China Between 1984 and 2008[J]. Chinese Geographical Science, 2012, 22(2): 210-220.|