JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 2018, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (2): 233-245.doi: 10.11849/zrzyxb.20161380

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Research on Spatial and Temporal Evolution of Quality and Scale of Resource Based Cities in Central Region of China: A Case Study of Shanxi Province

ZHANG Yu1, 2, CAO Wei-dong1, LIANG Shuang-bo2, ZHAO Luo-tao1   

  1. 1. College of National Territorial Resources and Tourism, Anhui Normal University, Wuhu 241000, China;
    2. Nanjing Institute of Geography Limnology, CAS, Nanjing 210008, China
  • Received:2016-12-13 Revised:2017-05-11 Online:2018-02-23 Published:2018-02-23
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 41571124. ]

Abstract: Shanxi Province, as a national base of energy resources and heavy chemical industry, its cities were confronted with dual pressure from transformation and development under the “new normal” background. By constructing the evaluation index system, the spatial and temporal patterns of the coordination relation between average annual growth rate of urban quality and urban scale of 11 prefecture-level cities in Shanxi Province were studied with the entropy method and coordination model. The result showed that: 1) The variation coefficient of urban scale was big, while the variation coefficient of urban quality was small; the spatial and temporal variations of urban quality, urban scale and comprehensive development level of prefecture-level cities were obvious and presented a “W” pattern from north to south. 2) There was an ambiguous relationship between the average annual growth rate of urban quality and the average annual growth rate of urban scale during the periods of 2005-2010 and 2010-2014, and there were two kinds of phenomena that the growth rate of urban quality was lower than the growth rate of urban scale and that the growth rate of urban quality was higher than the growth rate of urban scale. 3) The coordination relationship between the development of urban quality and urban scale presented obvious spatial variation, which resulted in different dominant styles of urban development in different periods. Therefore, urban development should be performed according to local conditions.

Key words: coordination, Shanxi Province, urban quality, urban scale

CLC Number: 

  • F299.2