SCIENTIA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA ›› 2016, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (1): 63-71.doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2016.01.008

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Analysis of New Urbanization′s Spatial Pattern Evolution and Influence Factors in China

Jiankang Wang(), Guofeng Gu(), Li Yao, Yuanyuan Chen   

  1. School of Geographical Sciences,Northeast Normal University,Changchun 130024, Jilin,China
  • Received:2014-12-12 Revised:2015-03-25 Online:2016-01-20 Published:2016-01-20
  • Supported by:
    Ministry of Education in China Project of Humanities and Social Sciences (13YJA790155, 15YJA790018), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (14ZZ2132)


The comprehensive level of new urbanization in 285 prefecture level cities of 2003-2012 was measured, and the spatial pattern of its evolution was analyzed. Based on reverse distance square weight matrix, this article tested the spatial correlation, established the spatial econometric model to analyze its influencing factors. The conclusions were as follows: in general, the spatial pattern of new urbanization showed a decreasing trend from east to west, continuously expanded to the inland area, and the level of big cities obviously was higher than the small and medium-sized cities; new urbanization level of cities had obvious spatial autocorrelation. Labor, investment, economic development, government capacity, infrastructure and industrial structure all played positive roles in promoting new urbanization. Economic development, labor and infrastructure had a positive and significant spatial spillover effect, the others showed a negative spillover. SDM model revealed that the local explanatory variables and surrounding areas variables affected new urbanization. Based on this, this article put forward some specific policy recommendations for new urbanization in China to provide a theoretical basis.

Key words: new urbanization, evolution of spatial pattern, spatial econometrics model, prefecturel level city

CLC Number: 

  • F291.1