The Spatial Imbalanced Pattern and State Assessment of Regional Development

  • Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, CAS, Nanjing 210008, China

Received date: 2010-01-10

  Revised date: 2010-06-07

  Online published: 2010-10-20

Supported by

Knowledge Innovation Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, No.kzcx2-yw-339; No. kzcx2-yw-321; National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.40771053


Regional spatial imbalance is the result of the mismatch between the developing state and the location supply capacity in the view of income increase and ecological improvement. This is because when we make regional resources division and allocation, the regional socio-economic development is lack of consideration of the exploitation-supply comparative advantage. When the scale and degree of regional development surpasses the possible supply capacity, it would be over development, otherwise it is insufficient development. Taking counties in Jiangsu as the study units, exploitation intensity and other indexes reflecting the spatial supply capacity are applied to determine and assess the spatial imbalanced state, such as ecological significant index, environmental sensitive index, scale aggregation index, resource insurance index and transport economic index. In the meantime, the imperfect price market of resource environment, the unreasonable administrative allocation, and the development-oriented finance, tax, cadre assessing systems are all the institutional reasons for spatial imbalance.

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CHEN Wen, SUN Wei, ZHAO Haixia . The Spatial Imbalanced Pattern and State Assessment of Regional Development[J]. Acta Geographica Sinica, 2010 , 65(10) : 1209 -1217 . DOI: 10.11821/xb201010006


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