Urban Spatial Restructuring in Transitional Economy——Changing Land Use Pattern in Shanghai
- Received Date: 2006-06-15
- Rev Recd Date: 2006-12-28
- Publish Date: 2007-03-20
Abstract: For almost three decades, China has been undergoing significant transition from a planned economy to a market economy. Fast-paced economic growth and urbanization, interacting with market-oriented reforms in land re-sources allocation, have caused profound spatial restructuring of Chinese cities. This paper examines urban expansion and land use reconfiguration in Shanghai's central city from 1979 to 2002, with a special focus on the effect of the adoption of the land-leasing system in 1988. The empirical research, which employs GIS-based spatial analysis tech-niques to explore land use data for multiple years, indicates fundamental changes in the spatial characteristics of urban development in Shanghai after this important land policy reform.
|Citation:||XU Jiangang, LIAO Banggu, SHEN Qing, ZHANG Feng, MEI Anxin. Urban Spatial Restructuring in Transitional Economy——Changing Land Use Pattern in Shanghai[J]. Chinese Geographical Science, 2007, 17(1): 19-27. doi: 10.1007/s11769-007-0019-8|