JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 2016, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (9): 1440-1451.doi: 10.11849/zrzyxb.20151208

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Evaluation of the High-speed Rail New Town Based on Coordination of Urban Spatial Expansion and Population Growth

XIAO Chi-wei1, LIU Ying1, LI Peng2, JIANG Lu-guang2   

  1. 1. Key Laboratory of Poyang Lake Wetland and Watershed Research, Ministry of Education, Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang 330022, China;
    2. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing100101, China
  • Received:2015-11-03 Revised:2016-04-22 Online:2016-09-20 Published:2016-09-20
  • Supported by:
    Less Developed Regions of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.41361104; Open Fund of Key Laboratory of Poyang Lake Wetland and Watershed Research, Ministry of Education, Jiangxi Normal University, No.PK2014010

Abstract: With the statistics of urban demographics and land area of 49 cities (including parent cities and new towns) along four major High-speed Rail (HSR) arteries in China, the urban land expansion and population growth and their coordination relations were examined based on the modified coordination model and urban spatial configuration compactness index. Then, a positive suitability analysis of urban planning and construction was made for four typical cities at varied sizes along the Shanghai-Kunming line in Jiangxi Province. The results showed that: 1) The coordination between urban land expansion and population growth was weak. Most cities were dominated by land expansion, accounting for about 65.31%, their urban population and built-up area accounting for 55.01% and 58.13%. There were 13 cities coordinated in man-land relations, their total population and urban built-up being 39.75% and 33.57%, respectively. 2) Positive analysis indicated that there were three primary urban spatial configuration combinations of parent city and new town, namely enclave-oriented, subsidiary-center-oriented and dual-core oriented. This study manifested that the impacts on the man-land relationship under new development mode of different urban spatial configuration of the HSR-related cities could be different. Misdealing of the spatial external and internal configurations and population growth and land expansion relationship could result in unreasonable urban planning and construction, hence falling into a vicious loop showing land resource waste and blind expansion.

Key words: coordination level, High-speed Rail (HSR) new town, population growth, spatial expansion

CLC Number: 

  • F293.2