Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2016, Vol. 71 ›› Issue (6): 998-1009.doi: 10.11821/dlxb201606008

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Relationship between industrial structure evolution and urban spatial form succession of the coal resource-based cities: A case study of Huainan City

Huafu JIAO1(), Xianming YANG2   

  1. 1. College of Territorial Resources and Tourism, Anhui Normal University, Wuhu 241003, Anhui, China
    2. College of Territorial Resources, China West Normal University, Nanchong 637002, Sichuan, China
  • Received:2015-05-19 Revised:2016-01-06 Online:2016-06-30 Published:2016-06-30
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.41171144


Taking Huainan as an example, the paper, based on the statistical data about national economic development and the urban land-use chart, and with the aid of Arcgis software and SPSS software, builds the coupling evaluation models of the industrial structures and urban spacial forms of the coal resource-based cities from two aspects (coupling coordination degree and spatial responding index), and measures the coupling's process and features of the coal resource-based cities' industrial structure evolution and urban development. The results are as follows: (1) There exists a close interaction between industrial structure and urban spatial form in the developing process of the coal resource-based cities; (2) Industrial structure with essential productive factors play a motivational role in the evolution of urban spatial form. A highly mutual related coupling coordination degree can be found between industrial structure and evolution of urban spatial form. The coupling degrees are between 0.5 and 0.65, showing an increasing tendency, while the coordination degree maintains over 0.99, under a decent coordinating status of moderate coupling. (3) The urban spatial responding degree to industrial structure experiences three stages in the process - rising, descending and ascending - with the high value in the early and final stages and the low value in the middle stage, presenting a "U"-shaped curve. In addition, the study sheds light on the industrial structural evolution of coal-based cities as well as the urban spatial developing coupling mechanism from the perspectives of different life circle stages, distinct spatial and environmental effects of industrial structural productive factors. In our study, it is shown that the spatial development of coal resource-based cities is the result of the rehabilitation of essential productive factors through the spatial effects in the process of industrial structural development.

Key words: industrial structure, spatial form, coupling, the coal resource-based city, Huainan