Spatial and Temporal Changes of Urban Spatial Structure in Contemporary China: 1995-2017


China have undergone many social and economic transformations in the past two decades. This research aims to evaluate how the transformation of China’s urban planning policy has affected the urban spatial structure during its rapid urbanization process. This study is orientated towards an exploration of the spatial-temporal changes of urban spatial structure and its planning-policy impacts in China from 1995 to 2017 by theoretic analysis and quantitative approach of 265 prefecture level cities. The findings will illustrate the emerging urban spatial structure of contemporary Chinese cites, broaden the theory of urban spatial structure in the context of China and fill the gap in understanding the impacts of urban planning policy on restructuring cities.

Advisory Team

Associate Professor Yan Liu
Dr Scott Lieske


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