Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2021, Vol. 76 ›› Issue (4): 781-798.doi: 10.11821/dlxb202104002

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Spatio-temporal coupling coordination and driving mechanism of urban pseudo and reality human settlements in the three provinces of Northeast China

TIAN Shenzhen1,2,4(), LI Xueming1,2,3(), YANG Jun1,2,4, ZHANG Wei1, GUO Jianke3   

  1. 1. School of Geography, Liaoning Normal University, Dalian 116029, Liaoning, China
    2. Centre for Human Settlements, Liaoning Normal University, Dalian 116029, Liaoning, China
    3. Centre for Marine Economy and Sustainable Development Research, Liaoning Normal University, Dalian 116029, Liaoning, China
    4. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2019-12-17 Revised:2020-12-31 Online:2021-04-25 Published:2021-06-25
  • Contact: LI Xueming;
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China(41671158);Liaoning Province Natural Science Foundation Project(2020-BS-182);Liaoning Province Social Science Planning Fund Project(L19CJY007);Liaoning Province Social Science Association 2021 Liaoning Province Economic and Social Development Research topic(2021lslqnkt-012)


The study of a single form of the reality human settlements cannot reasonably explain the ever-changing human settlements phenomenon under the human-land relationship regional system. At present, the theoretical basis, practical exploration, and scientific decision-making of the interaction between different forms (reality, pseudo, and imagery) of human settlements are not clear. To construct the theoretical framework of the coupling coordination of urban pseudo and reality human settlements, this paper uses the coupling coordination model, spatial trend analysis, geographical detector and other empirical analysis methods to analyze the space-time law of coupling coordination in the three provinces of Northeast China from 2011 to 2017, and discusses its influencing factors and driving mechanism. The results show that: (1) the coupling shows a rising trend, with relatively obvious stage characteristics; a dual-core and single-center coexistence pattern is formed in space, and the spatial pattern evolves from scattered clusters to "T"-shaped clusters and bands; (2) Overall coordination is on the verge of imbalance, coordination and interaction have steadily evolved to a high level, intermediate coordination has occupied a certain position, and high-level coordination has begun to emerge; The core polarization spatial pattern of the degree of coordination is obvious, the four major cities dominate the overall level of coordination and interaction in the three provinces; At the same time, the spatial pattern of regional differences, nemely, "coexistence of polarization and balance" within the province, "lower in the north and higher in the south" across the study area, and "center-periphery-low lands" for the whole region, will be formed; The overall coordination shows the spatial trend characteristics of "high in the middle and low at both ends" in the east-west direction and "higher in the south and lower in the north" in the north-south direction; (3) the coupling and coordinated development of pseudo and reality human settlements is the result of comprehensive factors, among which social and economic development is the dominant driver, "human" is the background driver, entertainment system is the emerging driver, and social system is the important media driver.

Key words: "three states" human settlements, pseudo and reality, coupling and coordination, core polarization, emerging driver