Analysis of Urban Space in Dalian

  • College of Urban and Environment Science, Liaoning Normal University, Dalian 116029, China

Received date: 2005-11-09

  Revised date: 2006-03-10

  Online published: 2006-08-25

Supported by

National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 40471011


This article analyses the image of microspace scene and macrospace structure of Dalian by questionnaire, photo recognition and cognitive mapping. We also use factor analysis to make a study on what kind of microspace is preferred by people. Meanwhile means test and anova analysis are used to study the impact of age, sex and education background on the personally recognized number of photos and the scope of image of the city. Hence we conclude that Dalian is able to be highly imaged as integration, and the most imageable areas are concentrated in the center of the city, plazas and beauty spots. The image of microspace scene is affected by its function, areas, users, circumjacent environment and architecture noumenon. The image of macrospace structure is a framework which is upheld by road and with the residential and business areas as its background. This framework is dotted with population distributing center and the buildings with certain features. As is affected by age, sex and education background, the image area in different person's minds shares different sizes. Based on the findings and conclusions some suggestions are made for the urban planning and tour planning of Dalian.

Cite this article

LI Xueming, LI Jianhong . Analysis of Urban Space in Dalian[J]. Acta Geographica Sinica, 2006 , 61(8) : 809 -817 . DOI: 10.11821/xb200608003


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