TITLE

Spatio-temporal Patterns and Driving Forces of Urban Land Expansion in China during the Economic Reform Era

AUTHOR(S)
Jiyuan Liu; Jinyan Zhan; Xiangzheng Deng
PUB. DATE
August 2005
SOURCE
AMBIO - A Journal of the Human Environment;Aug2005, Vol. 34 Issue 6, p450
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Along with its economic reform, China has experienced a rapid urbanization. This study mapped urban land expansion in China using high-resolution Landsat Thematic Mapper and Enhanced Thematic Mapper data of 1989/ 1990, 1995/1996 and 1999/2000 and analyzed its expansion modes and the driving forces underlying this process during 1990-2000. Our results show that China's urban land increased by 817 thousand hectares, of which 80.8% occurred during 1990-1995 and 19.2% during 1995-2000. it was also found that China's urban expansion had high spatial and temporal differences, such as four expansion modes, concentric, leapfrog, linear and multi-nuclei, and their combinations coexisted and expanded urban land area in the second 5 y was much less than that of the first 5 y. Case studies of the 13 mega cities showed that urban expansion had been largely driven by demographic change, economic growth, and changes in land use policies and regulations.
ACCESSION #
18026972

 

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