PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2011, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (11): 1440-1448.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2011.11.015

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Growth of Urban Construction Land: Progress and Prospect

WANG Jing1,2, FANG Chuanglin1   

  1. 1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China;
    2. Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2011-03-01 Revised:2011-06-01 Online:2011-11-25 Published:2011-11-25

Abstract: Along with the rapid growth of urban construction land, cultivated land decrease and low level of availability of urban construction land in China, the paper reviewed the domestic and international research progress on the growth of urban construction land in order to provide reference for deepening the research, solving land-use problem, and guiding urban construction land development and healthy urbanization. At present, there are many comprehensive and typical studies at different scales and in various regions on the growth of urban construction land including characteristics, factors and dynamic mechanism of the spatial-temporal process, simulation and forecast, discussion about arable land loss, and the strategies and methods. Quantitative analysis methods include mathematical statistics, RS and GIS, grey system analysis, and MAS and CA model. All of the researches above play an important role in in-depth understanding and control of the growth of urban construction land. In the future, attention should be paid to studies on urban-rural system, and the research methods should be changed from one dimension to two and three dimensions or multidimensions. In addition, intensive urban land use should be encouraged and inefficient and fast expansion of urban construction land uses should be controlled.

Key words: growth of urban construction land, prospect, research fields, research methods