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Springer Geography

China’s Urban Agglomerations

Authors: Fang, Chuanglin, Yu, Danlin

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  • Analyses systematically the international and national strategic status changes and offers a new pattern for the spatial organization of China's urban agglomerations
  • Casts new light on the healthy planning and development of urban agglomeration in China
  • Highlights the characteristics of national strategic needs, empirical analysis, qualitative and quantitative research methods, and multi-level research perspective
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About this book

The book combs through extensively 32,231 urban agglomeration related works during the past 120 years to explore a theoretically supported and practically based definition of urban agglomeration. Based on the definition, the authors explore intensively the fundamental characteristics, spatiotemporal differentiation properties, and existing issues for China’s sustainable urban agglomeration development for the past 35 years. The study proposes that China shall focus on the construction and sustainable development of five primary national-level urban agglomerations. In the meantime, China shall also steadily and gradually construct 9 regional urban agglomerations and guide the development and growth of 6 local urban agglomerations. In the long run, China will have a hierarchical “5+9+6” closely integrated hierarchical urban agglomeration spatial structure. The study also proposes to coordinate the construction and development of urban agglomerations on the “two belts and one road” to form a national new urbanization development strategic pattern that enables “the axis to connect the agglomerations while the agglomerations support the axis.” Furthermore, the study investigates a variety of strategic thinking and suggestions for creating innovative, green and ecologically friendly, intelligent, low-carbon, open, culture-oriented, market-oriented and shared urban agglomerations in China.

This book will be a comprehensive reference both for scholars and decision-makers engaged in urban development and planning and environmental protection departments. It can also serve as textbook for graduate students of relevant fields.

About the authors

Dr. Chuanglin Fang currently serves as the Cheung Kong Scholar Chair Professor, academician of International Academy of Sciences for Europe and Asia (IASEA), associate director of the Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Director of the Center for Regional and Urban Planning and Design Research, and Department of Urban Geography and Urban Development of the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. In recent years, Dr. Fang has mainly engaged in the research and teaching of urban geography, urbanization and city planning.

Dr. Danlin Yu obtained his Ph.D. in geography from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee in 2005. He is currently a tenured professor of urban geography and GIS at Montclair State University. Dr. Yu’s main research areas include urban and regional development planning, spatial data analysis, geographic information science and technology, geocomputation, simulation of complex systems, big data mining and analysis and its application in human and natural systems.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Overview of the Fundamental Connotation and Strategic Position of China’s Urban Agglomerations

    Pages 1-63

    Fang, Chuanglin (et al.)

  • The Spatial Pattern of Selecting and Developing China’s Urban Agglomerations

    Pages 65-126

    Fang, Chuanglin (et al.)

  • Dynamic Evaluation for the Healthy Development and Potential Issues of China’s Urban Agglomerations

    Pages 127-183

    Fang, Chuanglin (et al.)

  • The Basic Characteristics of Dynamic Evolution and Spatial Differentiation of Urban Agglomerations in China

    Pages 185-233

    Fang, Chuanglin (et al.)

  • Safeguard Measures and Suggestions for China’s Urban Agglomeration Construction

    Pages 235-265

    Fang, Chuanglin (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-15-1550-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Softcover $139.00
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  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
China’s Urban Agglomerations
Authors
Series Title
Springer Geography
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Science Press and Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights in mainland China: Science Press
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-1551-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-1551-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-1550-7
Softcover ISBN
978-981-15-1553-8
Series ISSN
2194-315X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 265
Number of Illustrations
39 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
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