JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 2021, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (1): 103-113.doi: 10.31497/zrzyxb.20210107

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Research on commercial spatial structure and spatial service capability of provincial capital cities along the Yellow River in the new period

YE Qiang(), ZHAO Yao, TAN Chang, MA Ming-yi, Chen Na   

  1. School of Architecture, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China
  • Received:2020-05-06 Revised:2020-09-03 Online:2021-01-28 Published:2021-03-28


Under the dual background of the "Yellow River Strategy" and the promotion of supply-side structural reform, it is important to investigate spatial structure of urban commerce of capital cities along the Yellow River so as to promote the high-quality development of the Yellow River Basin's urban economy. This paper takes the provincial capital cities along the Yellow River as an example, analyzes their commercial space structure through the kernel density estimation and the standard deviation ellipse method, and explores the level of commercial space service capabilities through overlay analysis. The results show that: (1) The total sales of social retail products per capita in the urban area shows an increasing trend from the upper to the lower reaches of the Yellow River Basin. Along the river, Jinan is a typical active consumer city. (2) The commercial spatial structure of the capital cities along the Yellow River shows beaded type, single core type, basic network type and mature network type. (3) The more mature the urban commercial spatial structure becomes, the stronger its spatial service capability is. Jinan has the most significant commercial spatial service capacity, and Zhengzhou has the worst. The research results can provide a scientific reference for the high-quality development of the Yellow River Basin and land spatial planning in the new period.

Key words: urban commerce, spatial structure, commercial service capability, development model, Yellow River Basin, provincial capital cities