PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2012, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (6): 717-723.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2012.06.007

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The Evolution Characteristics and Influence Effect of Spatial Conflict: A Case Study of Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan Urban Agglomeration

ZHOU Guohua1, PENG Jiajie1,2   

  1. 1. College of Resource and Environment, Hunan Normal University, Changsha 410081, China;

    2. Hunan Planning Institute of Land and Resources, Changsha 410007, China
  • Received:2011-10-01 Revised:2012-02-01 Online:2012-06-25 Published:2012-06-25

Abstract: With the accelerating process of industrialization and urbanization, China has entered a period of rapid urbanization, which brought along a series of increasingly serious problems of spatial conflict. And the spatial conflict has gradually affected regional harmonious development, even threatened regional security. It is of important theoretical and practical significance to understand the spatial characteristics in the process of urbanization and organic regulation of spatial conflict, to construct the theoretical framework of spatial conflict and to analyze the concept connotation, formation, evolution rules and influence effects of spatial conflict based on introducing sociology conflict theory into geography. Research results can be conducted as follows. Spatial conflict is a objective geographical phenomena emerging with the competition for spatial resources, which stems from the scarcity of space resources and the spillover of space functions. And according to causes, conflicts can be divided into spatial economic conflict, spatial ecology conflict, spatial social conflict and spatial complex conflict. The spatial conflict intensity shows an inverted "U"-shaped change, and its controllability level is divided into four levels of stable and controllable conflict, basically controllable conflict, basically controllable conflict and seriously controllable conflict. Once the conflict upgrades to the controllable level, it will lead to disorders of spatial development, mismatch of spatial resources, serious environmental pollution, ecosystem imbalance, instability of social development and other problems.

Key words: Changzhutan urban agglomerate, Spatial Competition, Spatial Conflict, Urbanization