PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2006, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (4): 118-128.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2006.04.013

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Review and Evaluation of Resear ches on Urban- Rur al Inter action Development in the Last Fifteen Year s

DUAN Juan1,2, WEN Yuyuan3, LU Qi1   

  1. 1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China|
    2. Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039, China|
    3. Institute of Regional Economics and Urban Economics, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872
  • Received:2006-02-01 Revised:2006-05-01 Online:2006-07-25 Published:2006-07-25


Urban- rural interaction development refers to the two- way flowing and optimial allocation of capital, labor, material, information and other socio- economic factors in urban- rural space. Urban- rural interaction development has changed one- way flowing pattern of urban- rural socio- economic factors under urban- rural segregation system, promoting urban- rural common development and overall optimization of regional spatial structure. Meanwhile, in the cross- research field of urban geography and rural geography, urban- rural interaction development will also help to widen research system of geography and provide new research framework for constituting a new round of regional planning and urban- rural planning. Therefore, in the process of building new socialism rural areas and harmonious society, it is necessary to carry out theoretic and practical study on urban- rural interaction development. This article summarized the domestic and foreign research achievements on connotation, mechanism, pattern and way of urban- rural interaction development during the last 15 years, and pointed out that the current researches might mostly favor qualitative and static aspects, while lacking quantitative and dynamic analysis from perspective of the different spatio- temporal dimensions. Therefore, there are three principal issues urgently needed to be solved in the future: (1) Strengthening the research on basic principles of urban- rural interaction development. Spatial economics theory, system science theory and coordination symbiotic theory may be used to analyze the form, content, structure, function and mechanism of urban- rural interaction development. (2) Strengthening the research on mechanism and rule of spatio - temporal evolvement of urban - rural interaction development. Some mathematical methods may be used: firstly, the Two- stage Nested Theil Decomposition method and Exploring Spatial Data Analysis method may be used to reveal the spatial difference of urban- rural interaction development. Secondly, Wavelet Analysis method may be used to reveal temporal variation characteristic of urban- rural interaction development. Thirdly, Grey Association Analysis method and Granger Cause and Effect Analysis method may be used to reveal the relations between urban- rural interaction development and their driving factors. (3) Strengthening the research on the pattern and optimization countermeasure of urban- rural interaction development in different types of regions. Questionnaire and interview methods may be used.

Key words: association, regional planning, urban- rural interaction

CLC Number: 

  • K901