PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2015, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (3): 265-270.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2015.03.001

• Urban Agglomeration •     Next Articles

Function orientation and coordinating development of subregions within the Jing-Jin-Ji Urban Agglomeration

Dadao LU   

  1. Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2015-02-01 Revised:2015-03-01 Online:2015-03-25 Published:2015-03-25


In this article, we examine the economic linkage and competition among cities in the great metropolitan region of Jing-Jin-Ji. Specifically we demonstrate that Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei Province have developed their unique industry structures and gained corresponding comparative advantages since the beginning of the reform and opening up. Accordingly, we propose the function orientation of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei Province based on their industrial characteristics and the principle of strategic interest of the country.

Key words: metropolitan area, function orientation, coordinating development, Jing-Jin-Ji Urban Agglomeration