PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2008, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (3): 119-126.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2008.03.017

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Spatial Structur e of Office and Residential Land Development: Pr ice Gr adient, Development Scale and Location Var iation

REN Rongrong, ZHENG Siqi   

  1. Institute of Real Estate Studies, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084
  • Received:2008-01-01 Revised:2008-04-01 Online:2008-05-25 Published:2008-05-25


The purpose of this study is to explore the spatial evolution of office and residential land development based on bid- rent functions, and then make an empirical study by taking the case of Beijing. Methods of theoretical analysis, econometric models and GIS technology are employed. The results indicate that office land developments have higher price gradients and closer locations to the city center compared to residential land developments, and larger development scales may happen to the land use with relatively higher price in certain regions. In addition, the empirical studies provide evidence to asset- land substitution and agglomeration economies for office land development. With the development of land market in China, market forces may play an increasingly important role in land development, and land price may influence land development scales, location variations and development intensity.

Key words: Beijing, bid- rent function, GIS, land use, spatial structure