The Mutual Relationship between Urban Transport System and Land Use in Highly-Densely Developed Cities: a Case Study of Guangzhou

  • Center for Urban and Regional Studies, Zhongshan University, Guangzhou 510275, China

Received date: 2004-03-17

  Revised date: 2004-06-29

  Online published: 2004-09-25

Supported by

National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.40071034


Recently, along with the acceleration of urbanization and motorization, the urban transportation problem has been deteriorated increasingly in China. So the study of the mutual relationship between urban transport system and land use has aroused more and more attention of the Chinese scholars and specialists. On the basis of literature review on mutual relationship between urban transport system and land use, quantitative methods and spacial analysis technology like GIS and RS are cautiously adopted besides traditional methods. This paper studies the mutual relationship between transport system and land use in Guangzhou, a metropolis of southern China, in terms of documents, data and on-the-spot investigation. Firstly, the evaluative characters of the urban transport system and land use of Guangzhou are analyzed through a systematic analysis of the whole formative process of Guangzhou's transport system and land use. The level of transport system is still at a low level compared with the average of the cities in developed countries, and the land use of Guangzhou has the unique highly-densely developed and agglomerated character. Then, the interplay between urban land use and transport system is examined. Through theoretical and empirical analyses, this paper conducts an all-around research on the effects of urban transport system on urban land use, i.e., land use pattern, land exploitation, land price and functional distribution as well as the influence of urban land use on transport system, i.e., transport network pattern, traffic demand and transport modes. Finally, a brief conclusion is drawn that there is interplay between urban transport and land use of Guangzhou. This study will benefit the searching the root of urban transport problems and the solving measures of transport problems certainly.

Cite this article

YAN Xiaopei, MAO Jiangxing . The Mutual Relationship between Urban Transport System and Land Use in Highly-Densely Developed Cities: a Case Study of Guangzhou[J]. Acta Geographica Sinica, 2004 , 59(5) : 643 -652 . DOI: 10.11821/xb200405001


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