JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 1999, Vol. 14 ›› Issue (4): 307-312.doi: 10.11849/zrzyxb.1999.04.003

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Study on phenomena and mechanism of land use/cover change in Beijing

GU Chao lin   

  1. Department of Urban and Resource Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China
  • Received:1999-04-27 Revised:1999-07-08 Online:1999-12-25 Published:1999-12-25

Abstract: This paper focuses on the description of phenomena and analysis of mecha nism of land use/cover change in Beijing based on three typical stages:1970s,1980s and 1990s.There are some main spatial patterns about expansion of the urban built up area in Beijing:(a)urban spread;(b)extending along growth axle;and (c)urbanization in urban fringe.In recent years,Beijings land cover changes very fast because urban land has become a kind of productive factor and the market system is used gradually.Three main phenomena are found,i.e.,decline of downtown area,urban renewal of inner city and peasant enclaves of urban fringe.Moreover,suburbanization is becoming a new urban spatial growth process.

Key words: land use/cover change, Beijing, mechanism

CLC Number: 

  • F301.2