Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 1997, Vol. 52 ›› Issue (4): 289-299.doi: 10.11821/xb199704001

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Zhou Yixing, Meng Yanchun   

  1. Department of Geography, Peking University, Beijing 100871
  • Received:1996-06-01 Revised:1996-09-01 Online:1997-07-15 Published:1997-07-15

Abstract: Since 1980’s, suburbanization has been beginning in China. Research on suburbanization has been done lots in the western countries, whereas its research is just begun in our country now. In order to explore its benefits and avoid its ill side effects on urban development, it is urgent to work hard on the essence, mechanism and law of suburbanization, and to compare the difference between China and the western countries. Therefore, the article makes the research on Shenyang’s suburbanization. It is composed of the following parts: 1. Defining division concept on urban central area, inner suburb, and outer suburb. 2. Testifying the beginning of suburbanization since 1980’s and its intensity by checking the data of the third and forth census. 3. Describing 1990’s suburbanization by positivism study on two samples. 4. Analysing the suburbanization mechanism, specially emphasizing the system of land paid use. 5. Giving suburbanization comparison between China and the western countries. 6. Suggesting some policies of adjustment and controlment on suburbanization in view of existing situation.

Key words: suburbanization, urban central area, mechanism, Shenyang City, comparison between China and western countries

CLC Number: 

  • F299.2