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The Location Decision Effect and Suitability Regionalization of |Manufacturing Industry in the Metropolitan Area: A Case Study of Wuxi City

  • Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, CAS, Nanjing 210008, China

Online published: 2009-11-25


Based on the analysis of the indicators of manufacturing location decision, the paper discussed the control function of the indicators on the regionalization. Then, as a case study, Wuxi city, which is an economic developed city in the Yangtze-River Delta, is divided into several types of area by the indicators of ecological restriction, development orientation and other related spatial factors. Concretely, the paper estimated the regionalization of ecological restriction with ecosystem service, disaster sensitivity and the risk of water environment; estimated the regionalization of development orientation with the traffic accessibility, agglomeration level and the potential of land use; and the distribution of the town and basic farmland area also was considered. Furthermore, the paper applied the GIS spatial analytic technique to divide the suitability regionalization, taking which as the decision foundation of the manufacturing spatial location. The regionalization emphasizes the regions with low ecological and environmental restriction and high demand of development orientation should undertake manufacturing distribution; whereas those regions having high ecological and environmental restriction, low development orientation, high population density as well as the regions of the basic farmland should limit and even forbid the construction of manufacturing projects.

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CHEN Wen, SUN Wei, ZHUO Zhenkun . The Location Decision Effect and Suitability Regionalization of |Manufacturing Industry in the Metropolitan Area: A Case Study of Wuxi City[J]. PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY, 2009 , 28(6) : 926 -931 . DOI: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2009.06.014


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