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Author Peng, Chong ♦ Xiao, Hao ♦ Liu, Yu ♦ Zhang, Jingjing
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Higher Education Press
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2017
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Earth sciences
Subject Keyword agglomeration economies ♦ structure-size synergistic effects ♦ environmental quality ♦ land use efficiency ♦ spatial-temporal evolution ♦ Earth Sciences
Abstract Extensive urban land expansion and heavy industrialization have increased energy consumption and caused environmental problems, both of which present serious threats to humans. Consequently, improved land use efficiency and realization of green development are imperative. Based on a detailed analysis of spatial-temporal evolution of urban land use efficiency, this paper analyzes the synergistic effect of industrial structure and city size, as well as the effect of environmental quality, by using panel data from 283 cities at or above prefecture-level in China from 2003 to 2012. It was concluded that 1) environmental quality has an obvious “crowding out effect” on urban land use efficiency and 2) urban land use efficiency shows a significant spatial auto-correlation. The effect of industrial structure is dependent on population size of the city. It has been found that a threshold population size of more than 108.45 (10,000 persons) is needed for an optimized benefit from industrial linkages. The urban population size presents an inverted-U shape against the urban land use efficiency, and the marginal benefit of urban size increases when the industrial structure shifts from secondary industry to tertiary industry. Additionally we found that the actual urban size of 98.2% is less than the cities’ optimal sizes.
ISSN 20950195
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2016-10-11
Publisher Institution Chinese Universities
Publisher Place Beijing
e-ISSN 20950209
Journal Frontiers of Earth Science in China
Volume Number 11
Issue Number 2
Page Count 13
Starting Page 372
Ending Page 384


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