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An Approach to Determining the Spatially Contiguous Zone of a Self-Organized Urban Agglomeration
Liu, Fei1,2; Huang, Qing3
Corresponding AuthorLiu, Fei(liufei@escience.cn) ; Huang, Qing(huangqing@cugb.edu.cn)
2019-06-02
Source PublicationSUSTAINABILITY
ISSN2071-1050
Volume11Issue:12Pages:16
AbstractThe evolution of the urban agglomeration is a significant development in urban geography. Determining its spatial range for effective measurement remains a challenge for researchers. In previous studies, determining spatial range has primarily been done through distinguishing the cities that should belong to urban agglomerations from among other cities by using various indicators. Both the selection of indicators and the standards used for calculation and identification have been based on subjective choices, and have not considered spatial distribution or morphology. The urban agglomeration can be regarded as a self-organized space, and spatial features of the fractal can be regarded as one of the morphological characterizations of spatial self-organization. From the perspective of the assumption that the space of urban agglomerations is molecule like assembled, and through the extraction and analysis of spatial fractals, we present an objective method to determine the spatially contiguous zone of urban agglomeration, particularly the spatial range in which the urban agglomeration is able to exercise jurisdiction within the radius of its capacity, rather than in the administrative division. Our method is applied in this paper to the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei urban agglomeration and produced the following results: (1) the existence of spatial fractals and the theory of space unit molecule like self-organization or assembly in the morphology of urban agglomerations has been proved; and (2) a spatially contiguous zone could be identified for the urban agglomeration has been confirmed. Compared with previous methods used for determining space, this method is centered on the spatial morphology of urban agglomerations; the recognition of a spatially contiguous zone liberates the geographical limits of the result from city boundary restrictions. Concurrently, by considering the linkages within the city as a self-organizing black box, we can circumvent the one-sidedness involved with the selection of indicators that has biased previous studies, thereby avoiding having to focus on the specific mechanism of urban dynamics, and coming much closer to its self-organizing dynamic inner nature. This approach will prove to be a useful reference for the identification of spatial ranges in future studies.
Keywordurban agglomeration spatially contiguous zone space range identification self-organization fractal spatially contiguous zone molecule like assembly assembly radius
DOI10.3390/su11123490
Indexed BySCI
WOS KeywordCELLULAR-AUTOMATA ; POPULATION ; CITIES ; FORM
Language英语
Funding ProjectSpecial Institute Youth Training Program of IMHE[SDS-QN-1911] ; Science and Technology Service Network Initiative[KFJ-STS-QYZD-060] ; Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences[XDA19030303-02] ; Fund for Scientific Research in the Public Interest, Ministry of Land and Resources, China[201511010-07]
WOS Research AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics ; Environmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectGreen & Sustainable Science & Technology ; Environmental Sciences ; Environmental Studies
WOS IDWOS:000473753700260
Funding OrganizationSpecial Institute Youth Training Program of IMHE ; Science and Technology Service Network Initiative ; Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Fund for Scientific Research in the Public Interest, Ministry of Land and Resources, China
PublisherMDPI
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Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/26504
Collection中国科学院水利部成都山地灾害与环境研究所
Corresponding AuthorLiu, Fei; Huang, Qing
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Mt Hazards & Environm, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Branch Mt Sci, Kathmandu Ctr Res & Educ, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan, Peoples R China
3.Sichuan Agr Univ, Sch Resources, Chengdu 611130, Sichuan, Peoples R China
First Author Affilication中国科学院水利部成都山地灾害与环境研究所
Corresponding Author Affilication中国科学院水利部成都山地灾害与环境研究所
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Liu, Fei,Huang, Qing. An Approach to Determining the Spatially Contiguous Zone of a Self-Organized Urban Agglomeration[J]. SUSTAINABILITY,2019,11(12):16.
APA Liu, Fei,&Huang, Qing.(2019).An Approach to Determining the Spatially Contiguous Zone of a Self-Organized Urban Agglomeration.SUSTAINABILITY,11(12),16.
MLA Liu, Fei,et al."An Approach to Determining the Spatially Contiguous Zone of a Self-Organized Urban Agglomeration".SUSTAINABILITY 11.12(2019):16.
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