SCIENTIA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA ›› 2016, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (1): 90-98.doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2016.01.011

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The Identification of Transition Stages and Causes of Resource-based Cities in Jilin Province

Ruzi Li1(), Yuxiang Song2(), Yuting Li3, Tingting Yu2   

  1. 1.School of Economics and Management, Nanchang University, Nanchang 330031, Jiangxi, China
    2.School of Geographical Science, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024, Jilin, China
    3.College of Economic, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130117, Jilin, China
  • Received:2014-11-29 Revised:2015-01-09 Online:2016-01-20 Published:2016-01-20
  • Supported by:
    National Nature Science Foundation of China (41301107, 41261037)


The article defined the connotation of different transition stages and identification system of resource-based cities in Jilin Province, then introduced Piecewise function method to identify the transition stage, and analyzed the character. The result showed that, economic and social development, infrastructure construction, environmental governance improved well, and the transition of resource-based cities overall stepped into the fundamental stage. Among all indicators, economic transition effect was the best, but the infrastructure transition effect lagged behind. While the results differed obviously between different types of resource-based cities, the transition effect of oil cities was much better than forestry and coal cities, and the resource-exhausted cities were confronted with much more difficulties than others in the process of transition. Meanwhile, the resource characteristics of resource-based cities were still prominent. In general, the results coincided with the actual situation of Jilin Province. Then the article analyzed the causes of the transition of the resource-based cities from the central government policies, industrial base and spatial location, natural resources, local financial, etc. Finally, the study proposed sustainable development routes and modes of resource-based cities in Jilin Province. For example, the coal, metal, and oil cities can choose the transition routes such as comprehensive development mode, dominant industry transition mode, and continuous industry mode, while the comprehensive and forestry cities may choose the turn direction routes such as sustainable resource dived mode.

Key words: resource-based cities, transition stage identification, piecewise function, transition character, Jilin Province

CLC Number: 

  • F062.1