The Development Spatial Regionalization of Yancheng City and Relevant Consider ation

  • 1. Department of Urban Planning, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China;
    2. Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China

Received date: 2007-03-12

  Revised date: 2007-06-20

  Online published: 2007-08-25

Supported by

Key Project of National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.40435013; Research Foundation for Doctoral Program of Ministry of Education of China, No.20040284012


In the summary of the 11th Five-Year Plan, land can be spatially divided into four kinds of main function regions, including optimal development region, important development region, restrictive development region, and prohibited development region, which is another innovation in traditional regionalization theory and will better serve national economy and social development. This paper takes the view that main function regionalization commits to solve regional problems, coordinating regional development with scientific viewpoint of development. Hence, theories and approaches of main function regionalization need to be updated from time to time. The paper explores the theories and approaches of main function regionalization through the example of the Coastal Development Spatial Regionalization of Yancheng city. First, comprehensive economic regionalization. Economic regions are divided by using traditional comprehensive economic regionalization theories and approaches to decide approximately the directions of development and distribution of different economic regions. Second, regulatory development regionalization. We consider the function, requirements of landscape and ecological system, contemporary conditions of land use, distribution of radical allusion, pollution in the nearshore area, distribution of seaports, conservative water supply resources, nature reserves and ecological reserves of the comprehensive economic regions above, and decide related prohibited development region and restrictive development region. Third, development potential regionalization. Taking administrative villages and towns as basic units, based on multi-factor analysis, we use the three main factors to make development potential divisions including carrying ability of resources and environment, existing development density and intensity, and future development potentials. Finally, the main function regions are planned on the basis of these three kinds of regionalization. The paper also proposes that a main function region is actually a kind of division of regional development policies, whose regionalization is a mere regional division and a spatial platform for the three kinds of planning —economic and social development planning, land use planning and urban comprehensive planning—to integrate together.

Cite this article

GU Chaolin, ZHANG Xiaoming, LIU Jinyuan, ZHANG Congguo . The Development Spatial Regionalization of Yancheng City and Relevant Consider ation[J]. Acta Geographica Sinica, 2007 , 62(8) : 787 -798 . DOI: 10.11821/xb200708001


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