Advances in Earth Science ›› 2005, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (10): 1067-1074. doi: 10.11867/j.issn.1001-8166.2005.10.1067

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DONG Xiao-feng 1,2;SHI Yulong 3;ZHANG Zhiqiang 4;LI Xiaoying 1   

  1. 1.Resources and Environment College of Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000,China;
    2.Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,CAS, Beijing 100101,China;
    3.Institute of Spatial Planning and Regional Economy,State Development Innovation Commission,Beijing 100824,China;
    4.The Scientific Information Center for Resources and Environment, CAS, Lanzhou 730000,China
  • Received:2004-12-27 Revised:2005-07-05 Online:2005-10-25 Published:2005-10-25

DONG Xiaofeng;SHI Yulong;ZHANG Zhiqiang;LI Xiaoying. A STUDY ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE METROPOLITAN REGION[J]. Advances in Earth Science, 2005, 20(10): 1067-1074.

The Metropolitan region is an international model of the spatial organization for the modern Urban Agglomeration. The first part of this paper focuses on the national and international study about analysis conceptions, development tendencies and characteristics of metropolitan region. The development of research and practice about metropolitan region in the world was recognized. Based on the analysis, we made an analysis of the development of the research and the practice about metropolitan region in China. The author summed up the understanding about Metropolitan Region from Chinese scholars and packed up the practices in China in order to further understand the connotation of this conception. Then, we built up the development theory system of Metropolitan Region, including the conception and standards of Metropolitan Region which is seasoned with the situation of our country and the tendencies of development, the nature of metropolitan region which is a development pattern as well as a phenomenon, the spatial structure which circles from inside to outside, the effect, the phase of metropolitan region development and discussed how to manage this region. Lastly, we summed up the content of the metropolitan region development planning. The importance of incorporation and habitation conception for the development of Metropolitan Region was emphasized. As a kind of urban development model, Metropolitan Region is vital for the construction of urban area which has conditions to develop this model and the development of regional economy.

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