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Article: Transportation and metropolitan development in China's Pearl River Delta: The experience of panyu

TitleTransportation and metropolitan development in China's Pearl River Delta: The experience of panyu
Authors
KeywordsChina
Metropolitan Development
Regional Development
Transportation Investment
Issue Date1999
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/habitatint
Citation
Habitat International, 1999, v. 23 n. 2, p. 249-270 How to Cite?
AbstractThe role played by transportation in the process of metropolitan development has long received scholarly attention. Recent studies of rapid urbanization in major metropolitan regions in Asian countries have raised important questions concerning the interrelationship between improved transport infrastructure and settlement transition. This study investigates economic and spatial transformation in a suburban county of China's Pearl River Delta. Heavy investment in the transport sector has characterized the development strategy adopted by local economic planners since economic reforms. Planning and development of a modern transportation system have created a transactional environment conducive to settlement transition, land use transformation, and environmental change. Transport development in the delta region has been primarily planned and financed by local governments. Contrary to the conventional wisdom of socialist development, the central state did not play any active role in either planning or funding for transport improvement. With its locational focus in the suburb where land could be claimed more easily than in the city, transport development has significantly contributed to the formation of a distinct extended metropolitan region characterized by intensified rural-urban interaction, great mobility of population, rapid transformation of land, growing mixture of urba/rural activities, and commercial development in nodal and ribbon forms.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/157812
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.029
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.038
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dc.contributor.authorLin, GCSen_US
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dc.date.available2012-08-08T08:55:46Z-
dc.date.issued1999en_US
dc.identifier.citationHabitat International, 1999, v. 23 n. 2, p. 249-270en_US
dc.identifier.issn0197-3975en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/157812-
dc.description.abstractThe role played by transportation in the process of metropolitan development has long received scholarly attention. Recent studies of rapid urbanization in major metropolitan regions in Asian countries have raised important questions concerning the interrelationship between improved transport infrastructure and settlement transition. This study investigates economic and spatial transformation in a suburban county of China's Pearl River Delta. Heavy investment in the transport sector has characterized the development strategy adopted by local economic planners since economic reforms. Planning and development of a modern transportation system have created a transactional environment conducive to settlement transition, land use transformation, and environmental change. Transport development in the delta region has been primarily planned and financed by local governments. Contrary to the conventional wisdom of socialist development, the central state did not play any active role in either planning or funding for transport improvement. With its locational focus in the suburb where land could be claimed more easily than in the city, transport development has significantly contributed to the formation of a distinct extended metropolitan region characterized by intensified rural-urban interaction, great mobility of population, rapid transformation of land, growing mixture of urba/rural activities, and commercial development in nodal and ribbon forms.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/habitatinten_US
dc.relation.ispartofHabitat Internationalen_US
dc.subjectChinaen_US
dc.subjectMetropolitan Developmenten_US
dc.subjectRegional Developmenten_US
dc.subjectTransportation Investmenten_US
dc.titleTransportation and metropolitan development in China's Pearl River Delta: The experience of panyuen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0197-3975(98)00049-6en_US
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