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Article: Evolving spatial form of urban-rural interaction in the Pearl River Delta, China

TitleEvolving spatial form of urban-rural interaction in the Pearl River Delta, China
Authors
KeywordsChina
Pearl River Delta
Peri-urban zone
Urban-rural interaction
Urbanization
Issue Date2001
PublisherBlackwell Publishing, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/PG
Citation
Professional Geographer, 2001, v. 53 n. 1, p. 56-70 How to Cite?
AbstractMuch of the development literature and the theory of urban transition have been based on an arbitrary division of production space into city and countryside. Despite growing recognition of the need for an integrated approach to urban-rural relations, controversial issues related to the definition and measurements of the phenomenon remain unresolved. This case study of spatial transformation in China's Pearl River Delta analyzes with greater precision the geographic extent and functional attributes of a zone of urban-rural interaction located outside and between major metropolitan centers. This zone has been the spatial focus of industrial and commercial development, although most of its population remains officially classified as "agricultural." The peri-urban zone was initially left behind by the central cities in terms of its contribution to the regional economy. After a decade of postreform development, this zone has moved ahead of the central cities and become the region's main destination for in-migrants and foreign investment. The growth of the zone of urban-rural interaction outside the central cities has absorbed a significant amount of the increased urban population, but it has not brought about a reduction of regional economic inequality because of the persistence of a backward economy in the periphery. Theoretical questions are raised concerning the validity of several fundamental assumptions underlying the conventional model of urban transition.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86384
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.407
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.849
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dc.description.abstractMuch of the development literature and the theory of urban transition have been based on an arbitrary division of production space into city and countryside. Despite growing recognition of the need for an integrated approach to urban-rural relations, controversial issues related to the definition and measurements of the phenomenon remain unresolved. This case study of spatial transformation in China's Pearl River Delta analyzes with greater precision the geographic extent and functional attributes of a zone of urban-rural interaction located outside and between major metropolitan centers. This zone has been the spatial focus of industrial and commercial development, although most of its population remains officially classified as "agricultural." The peri-urban zone was initially left behind by the central cities in terms of its contribution to the regional economy. After a decade of postreform development, this zone has moved ahead of the central cities and become the region's main destination for in-migrants and foreign investment. The growth of the zone of urban-rural interaction outside the central cities has absorbed a significant amount of the increased urban population, but it has not brought about a reduction of regional economic inequality because of the persistence of a backward economy in the periphery. Theoretical questions are raised concerning the validity of several fundamental assumptions underlying the conventional model of urban transition.en_HK
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dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/PGen_HK
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dc.subjectChinaen_HK
dc.subjectPearl River Deltaen_HK
dc.subjectPeri-urban zoneen_HK
dc.subjectUrban-rural interactionen_HK
dc.subjectUrbanizationen_HK
dc.titleEvolving spatial form of urban-rural interaction in the Pearl River Delta, Chinaen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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