Spatial Structure and City Competitiveness

  • Urban Studies and Planning Program, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA

Received date: 2004-09-13

  Revised date: 2004-09-25

  Online published: 2004-12-25


City competitiveness largely hinges on urban efficiency that is reflected in labor markets, land markets, capital markets, and provision of urban infrastructure. This paper illustrates the impacts of urban spatial structure on the efficiency of labor, capital, and land markets as well as on urban infrastructure and public financing. It indicates that urban planning can change or determine urban spatial structure in a way that promotes urban competitiveness and sustainable urban development.

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DING Chengri . Spatial Structure and City Competitiveness[J]. Acta Geographica Sinica, 2004 , 59(7s) : 85 -92 . DOI: 10.11821/xb20047s012


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