PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2007, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (6): 77-86.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2007.06.008

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Integrated Function Zoning: Taking Nor theast China as a Case

CHU Bo1,2, JIN Fengjun1   

  1. 1. Institution of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS,Beijing 100101,China|
    2. Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China)
  • Received:2007-08-01 Revised:2007-10-01 Online:2007-11-25 Published:2007-11-25


‘Integrated function zoning’, a new concept of regional development according to 4 major function- oriented zones, which was advanced initially by the outline of the eleventh fiveyear plan for national economic & social development of the People’s Republic of China, is of operability in regional development planning. And it will have profound influence on spatial organization of social and economic development in China. As a part of advanced research on compilation of ‘Northeast Revitalization Planning’, this paper attempted to provide a draft of integrated function zoning for northeast China. This research constructed and followed a basic framework for integrated function zoning, which is ‘judging overall situation – evaluating enumeration units – compiling a planning’. First of all, it made a comprehensive view of northeast China, including population, GDP, industry, land use, resources and environment. And then, with county- level GIS data and two indicator systems, it evaluated both status quo and prospect of each unit’s development. Finally, based on the findings made by the above two steps, it worked out a draft planning of integrated function zoning for northeast China. The draft is very conducive for compiling ‘Northeast Revitalization Planning’and the 3- step research framework will be of use for reference during other regions’integrated function zoning in the future.

Key words: integrated function zoning, major function- oriented zone, northeast China