Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2019, Vol. 74 ›› Issue (8): 1576-1589.doi: 10.11821/dlxb201908007

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Study on the spatial pattern and mechanism of rural population-land-industry coordinating development in Huang-Huai-Hai Area

CHENG Mingyang1,LIU Yansui1,2,3,JIANG Ning1   

  1. 1. Faculty of Geographical Science, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
    2. Center for Assessment and Research on Targeted Poverty Alleviation, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
    3. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2018-03-09 Revised:2019-03-30 Online:2019-08-25 Published:2019-08-07
  • Supported by:
    National Social Science Foundation of China(15ZDA021);Key Progrom of National Natural Science Foundation of China(41130748)


The decline of countryside has become a worldwide problem nowadays, which is why cracking rural diseases is the key to revitalize the countryside. Existing rural researches mainly focus on one single system, rural transformation or specific issues, but there are few studies on the rural system and its subsystems, and the internal driving logic of rural development. Based on data of counties in the Huang-Huai-Hai Area, this study characterized the spatial pattern of the coupling coordination degree through rural inner systems, which include 3 subsystems of population, land and industry. Furthermore, it discussed the internal driving logic of rural development driven by population-land-industry. The results show that: (1) The rural population-land-industry development in most counties in the Huang-Huai-Hai Area is at a high-level coupling stage, and there are 4 obvious high-value axes in the spatial pattern. Meanwhile, the development level of the rural system is increasing year by year. (2) The coupling coordination level is relatively high in rural areas of the plain, but most parts are in the stage of reluctant or primary coordination. Counties with high-level coupling coordination are centrally distributed in economically developed areas. (3) The rural coupling-coordination relationships in the study region can be divided into 3 types: low coordination level-land development leading, middle coordination level-population development leading, high coordination level-population-industry development leading. The industry is of vital importance in the coordinated development of rural areas in the Huang-Huai-Hai Area. (4) The coordinated development of rural population-land-industry can effectively activate the "four forces" and lay the foundation for sustainable development in rural areas. This study provides a guidance for understanding rural system, solving the rural diseases and realizing the sustainable development in rural areas.

Key words: countryside, rural diseases, coordinated development, housing-industry separation, rural revitalization, Huang-Huai-Hai Area