PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2008, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (5): 103-111.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2008.05.014

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The Pattern of Development in the Restr icted Zone of Liaoning Province Dur ing the Tr ansition Per iod Based on Major Function Or iented Zoning

LI Fujia, HAN Zenglin, WANG Li   

  1. Liaoning Normal University, Urban and Environment Department, Dalian 116029, China
  • Received:2008-02-01 Revised:2008-08-01 Online:2008-09-25 Published:2008-09-25


The formulation and implementation of the major function oriented zoning in China is a long time- span complex process. A period in this process, which the pattern of the development in all regions transit from the traditional one to the new one established by major function oriented zoning, called the transition period. The transition period is the key element of the implementation of the major function oriented zoning. Because during this period, there are a lot of major practical problems that have to be resolved, such as the changes in industrial system and so on. The restricted zone faced the most prominent and complex development difficulties. Taking the typical and representative part of the old northeast industrial base- Liaoning Province as an example, we analyzed the development difficulties of the restricted zone in the province: reconcile traditional industries and environmental protection policies, rehousing the overloading population, and selecting alternative industries of the regions lack of resources and so on. Finally, many targeted manners are suggested: to establish industrial parks surround the restricted zone, to gather the traditional industries with develop prospects; to develop ecological and characteristic economy in the restricted zone; and to perfect the governor performance appraisal system and legal system and so on.

Key words: Liaoning Province, major function oriented zoning, the pattern of development, the restricted zone, the transition period