The process and spatial pattern of the urban land use transition in China

Authors: Shijin Qu*, Department of Land resources management China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
Topics: China, Land Use, Urban Geography
Keywords: urban land, transition, China
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Roosevelt 3, Marriott, Exhibition Level
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In the past decades, Chinese cities have experienced fast urban sprawl due to rapid urbanization. Empirical researches have explored the sprawl pattern and driving forces of the Chinese cities. Many of these studies focus on a relatively short period (e.g., 10 or 20 years), how is the urban land changed in a longer period, such as 30 years? Does the growth of China’s cities from 1985 experienced different stage? Little attention has been paid to it. However, this is essential for analyzing the mechanism of urban sprawl and can provide important information for the urban government making urban policy to control the urban sprawl. The purpose of this study is to explore the process of urban land sprawl in the past 30 years base on the land transition theory. The panel model is employed to analyze the change of the driving force.

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