PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2015, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (2): 246-.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2015.02.013

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Impact of urban spatial restructuring on spatial-temporal evolution ofland leasing in Nanjing City

Diehan YANG1,2(), Jianglong CHEN1(), Feng YUAN1   

  1. 1. Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, CAS, Nanjing 210008, China
    2. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Online:2015-03-23 Published:2015-03-23


Urban land use structure is the result and spatial expression of the evolution of urban space functions. In geography, there is a classic field of study that dedicates to the relationship between these two aspects. Based on the industrial, commercial, and residential land leasing data during 2003-2010, this study examines the spatiotemporal evolution of different types of land use in Nanjing. By using the belt transect method, this study demonstrates especially the influence of urban spatial restructuring, such as the old city reconstruction, industrial upgrading, development zone construction, and new city development, on land grant location, scale, and bid-rent. The results show that the spatial structure of land market and land price tend to fit the Alonso bid-renting patterns, but there also exist multicenter characteristics. With higher land price, the remised land in the center of the city is usually small and of high density. Reconstruction of the old city increases land price significantly. Development zones have become a concentrated area for the transfer of industrial land, meanwhile industrial land price is artificially depressed because of strong administrative influences, which lowers the bid-rent curve slope within each industrial development zone. Moreover, new central business districts and university parks led to numerous land transactions and land value increased due to the improvement of peripheral conditions and supporting services. New cities with comprehensive functions may be formed in these places over a short time period.

Key words: spatial restructuring, land leasing, land bid-rent, belt transect method, Nanjing City