Production of Space, Urbanization and Land Use Change in Globalized Shanghai: 2000-2015

Authors: Yue Wu*, East China Normal University
Topics: Urban Geography
Keywords: urbanization; production of space; urban governance; land use change; RS; Shanghai
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/7/2019
Start / End Time: 2:00 PM / 3:40 PM
Room: Marshall North, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
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With rapid globalization and urbanization, Shanghai as the central city of Yangtze River Delta urban agglomeration is becoming more urbanized and globalized than ever. In recent years, production of space in Shanghai has become a pattern of urbanization, which is characterized by the large-scale land use change and increasingly expanding capital and investment. Shanghai has been often studied and compared with the leading global cities, such as New York, Tokyo and London using statistical data. However, little researches have been done to analyze production of space using the methods of critical social theories, RS (Remote Sensing) and GIS (Geographic Information System). To explore the relations between production of space, urbanization, and land use change, this paper builds a trinity model which combines the critical theory of spatial production, statistical data, and RS from 2000 to 2015 and analyzes the process of urbanization in Shanghai. Power, capital and class are used as the three major indicators representing production of space and urbanization. The uneven foreign population ratio of the seventeen districts of Shanghai is also covered. There is also a big contradiction between the right to city and spatial production as a popular mode of China’s urbanization.

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