Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2017, Vol. 72 ›› Issue (12): 2147-2165.doi: 10.11821/dlxb201712003

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Using the "cell-chain-shape" method to identify and classify spatial development patterns of administrative villages in the metropolitan suburbs

Guoping REN1,2(), Liming LIU1(), Jin SUN1, Dong ZHUO1, Chengcheng YUAN1   

  1. 1. College of Resources and Environmental Sciences, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China
    2. College of Management, Hunan City University, Yiyang 413000, Hunan, China
  • Received:2016-11-08 Revised:2017-09-02 Online:2017-12-25 Published:2017-12-26
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Sciences Foundation of China, No.41471455

Abstract:

The spatial development patterns of administrative villages have attracted attention worldwide. It is a research hot-spot to identify and classify the spatial development patterns precisely in the field of rural geography. In this paper, we introduced the "cell-chain-shape" method, the gravity model, the breaking point model, the factor analysis method and the frequency statistics method, to analyze the spatial development patterns of the 184 administrative villages in Qingpu District of Shanghai Municipality. We identified the spatial development patterns (shapes) - the conductive interfaces of the spatial development patterns of the core administrative villages (chains) - the leading industries of the administrative villages (cells). In order to classify the spatial development patterns of the administrative villages, this paper identified and built them from the perspective of spatial mechanics. The results show that: (1) the evaluation results of competitiveness of spatial development patterns could weigh the comprehensive strength of the regional development patterns, and could also reflect the advantages and disadvantages of each pattern; (2) the "cell-chain-shape" method had strong applicability to identify and classify the spatial development patterns of the administrative villages in the metropolitan suburbs; (3) the spatial development patterns of the administrative villages in Qingpu District could be identified and classified into three categories of patterns (shapes), ten categories of conductive interfaces of the spatial development patterns of the core administrative villages (chains) and 20 categories of the leading industries of administrative villages (cells). The results of this study can provide policy-makers a scientific basis for rural restructuring in the metropolitan suburbs.

Key words: rural space, "cell-chain-shape" analysis, development pattern identification, rural restructuring, Qingpu District of Shanghai city