JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 2021, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (3): 702-721.doi: 10.31497/zrzyxb.20210313

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Coupling and coordination between new urbanization and agricultural modernization in Central China

JIANG Zheng-yun1(), HU Yan1,2()   

  1. 1. School of Economics, Anhui University, Hefei 230601, China
    2. Institute of Regional Economy and Urban Development, Anhui University, Hefei 230601, China
  • Received:2019-07-05 Revised:2020-01-04 Online:2021-03-28 Published:2021-05-28
  • Contact: HU Yan E-mail:873131179@qq.com;2314569544@qq.com

Abstract:

Based on the perspective of urban-rural integration and regional coordinated development, a new evaluation index system for the coupling and development of urbanization and agricultural modernization was constructed. The coupling and coordination relationship between the two regions in the central region of China from 2007 to 2017 was analyzed by using the global principal component analysis and the coupling coordination degree model. The temporal and spatial evolution characteristics were systematically studied. The results show that: (1) During the research period, the new urbanization and agricultural modernization of the provinces continued to grow with a certain degree of fluctuation, but the overall benefits under the two-way interaction were generally low, and economic development was the main force driving the improvement of the two levels. (2) The new urbanization and agricultural modernization in the central region were highly coupled. In 2007-2017, the two systems experienced a transition from "mild imbalance-primary coordination". The coupling and coordination relationship tended to be continuously optimized, and the coordination level presented a spatial pattern of "high in the south and low in the north". (3) The coupling and coordination of new urbanization and agricultural modernization in the central region had some shortcomings. In contrast, the development of new urbanization was slightly lagging behind. Since 2012, under the regulation and guidance of macroeconomic policies, the imbalance of the development of the two systems has gradually weakened, and most provinces have successively achieved simultaneous development at different coordination levels. Mastering the coupling and coordination characteristics of new urbanization and agricultural modernization and the spatio-temporal evolution trend have positive and practical significance for the realization of the rise of the central region and the goal of modernization in the New Era.

Key words: new urbanization, agricultural modernization, global principal component, coupling coordination, central region