Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2007, Vol. 62 ›› Issue (12): 1265-1276.doi: 10.11821/xb200712003

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The Formation, Evolvement and Reorganization of Spatial Structure in Yangtze River Economic Zone

CHEN Xiuying   

  1. Industrial and Commercial College of Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua 321004, Zhejiang, China
  • Received:2007-02-15 Revised:2007-08-29 Online:2007-12-25 Published:2007-12-25
  • Supported by:

    National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.40435013; Key Project of Social Sciences under the joint bidding of Shanghai Municipality, Zhejiang Province and Jiangsu Province


On the bas is of re-unders tanding the spatial scope and spatial contents of the Yangtze River Economic Zone (YREZ), applying the usual spatial data analytical methods , the natural characteris tic of spatial divis ion of the YREZ has been attained. The special band-shaped core-periphery-edge s tructure of the YREZ was formed after the four developing periods of independent development, regional concentration and connection, adminis trative economic region and spatial competion and connection and so on. The YREZ has three cores , one main axis , one secondary axis , four locational axises , one peripherical region and one edge region. The bas is of the formation and evolvement of spatial s tructure in the YREZ has been analyzed from complementarity, trans ferability and tervening opportunity and other parts by applying sptial interaction theory. To speed up optimization of spatial s tructure of the YREZ, we should bring forth new ideas in the regional organization of adminis tration. Then the es sential factors of spatial s tructure need to be optimized. One regional organization and adminis tration mis s ion, known as GCT model (G represents government, C s tands for city adminis trators and T is transnational-corporations or trans regional-corporations ), should be the mos t ideal organization model, which is composed of local government, city adminis trators and the mas ter enterprises pos ses s ing transnational-corporations or trans regional-corporations networks . When a mechanism of reaching unanimity through consultation and combination between the three bodies of local government, city and transnational or trans regional-corporations is set up, spatial adminis tration of the YREZ could be mos t efficient. Among the factors of spatial s tructure of the YREZ, the nodes and the pas sageway are the framework as well as the two mos t important factors optimizing spatial s tructure .

Key words: Yangtze River Economic Zone (YREZ), spatial s tructure reorganization, spatial reaction, spatial competition, spatial connection