PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2016, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (12): 1483-1493.doi: 10.18306/dlkxjz.2016.12.005

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Characteristics of new manufacturing land and coupling analysis with urban system in Chinese major urban agglomerations

Wei SUN1(), Xiaobin JIN1,2,*(), Zhihong ZHANG1,3, Juan HAN1, Xiaomin XIANG1, Yinkang ZHOU1,2   

  1. 1. College of Geographic and Oceanographic Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjng 210023, China
    2. Research Center of Natural Resources, Nanjing University, Nanjng 210023, China
    3. China Land Surveying and Planning Institute, Beijing 100029, China
  • Online:2016-12-20 Published:2016-12-20
  • Contact: Xiaobin JIN;
  • Supported by:
    Programs Foundation of Ministry of Education of China, No.20120091110014


China has experienced rapid industrial development, especially in manufacturing. Formation of China's emerging urban agglomerations has relied on this development along with the expansion of manufacturing land. In order to explore the structure and layout conditions of new manufacturing land as well as functional division status, based on the data of manufacturing land transaction collected from China's land market from 2009 to 2013, this study analyzes the characteristics and development of new manufacturing land in five major urban agglomerations—the Yangtze River Delta, the Pearl River Delta, the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, the middle reach of the Yangtze River, and the Chengdu-Chongqing area. The location entropy method was used to explore land distribution characteristics at the city level. Coupled with urban system, three evaluation indicators—price level, level of activity, and scale were selected to analyze the development discrepancies at the county level. Pearson correlation coefficient method was further adopted for quantitative analysis. The results show that: (1) New manufacturing land differed significantly among the urban agglomerations. Development in the Yangtze River Delta and the Pearl River Delta is balanced. The Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, the middle reach of the Yangtze River, and the Chengdu-Chongqing area showed poor coordination. (2) Each industrial category presents the characteristics of spatial clustering in all urban agglomerations. The raw materials industry is mostly concentrated in the peripheral cities of urban agglomerations and the low-grade land areas within cities, while electronic information industry tends to distribute in the core cities of urban agglomeration and the high-grade land areas within cities. (3) Market mechanism is present in new manufacturing land acquisition, where land price follows the value (grade) of land. There has been very limited manufacturing land transaction in the core urban areas, and the most active market transaction generally occurred immediately outside the core urban areas. The conclusions could provide some references for adjusting and optimizing industrial layout, and coordinate development strategies in regions of different industrial development levels.

Key words: land transaction, manufacturing, new manufacturing land, coupling characteristics, urban agglomeration, China