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Titolo:
The vertical and horizontal expansions of China's city system
Autore:
Fan, CC;
Indirizzi:
Univ Calif Los Angeles, Dept Geog, Los Angeles, CA 90095 USA Univ Calif Los Angeles Los Angeles CA USA 90095 Los Angeles, CA 90095 USA
Titolo Testata:
URBAN GEOGRAPHY
fascicolo: 6, volume: 20, anno: 1999,
pagine: 493 - 515
SICI:
0272-3638(199908/09)20:6<493:TVAHEO>2.0.ZU;2-4
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
SIZE DISTRIBUTION; URBAN-GEOGRAPHY; CITIES; GROWTH; AGGLOMERATION; MIGRATION;
Keywords:
urban growth; city system; institutional factors; China;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
55
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Fan, CC Univ Calif Los Angeles, Dept Geog, 405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095 USA Univ Calif Los Angeles 405 Hilgard Ave Los Angeles CA USA 90095SA
Citazione:
C.C. Fan, "The vertical and horizontal expansions of China's city system", URBAN GEOGR, 20(6), 1999, pp. 493-515

Abstract

Most studies of the size, growth, and distribution of cities have been based on Western economies and have identified economic factors such as scale and agglomeration economies and level of economic development as major determinants of urban growth. It is unclear whether these generalizations are applicable in socialist economies. In this paper, I argue that institutionalfactors have played key roles in shaping China's city system, which is characterized by declining population concentration across cities and by tremendous vertical (population growth of cities) and horizontal (addition of new cities) expansions. The empirical analysis focuses on describing the sizedistribution of cities, estimating a multivariate model predicting the population growth of cities, and performing a logistic regression analysis of new and existing cities. The findings underscore the effects of urban and regional development policies, socialist institutions, changes in the urban administrative system, and state and local government interests, and suggest that they as a whole are more important than economic factors in explaining the attributes and changes of China's city system.

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