SCIENTIA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA ›› 2016, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (2): 239-246.doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2016.02.010

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The Coordination and Its Optimization About Population and Land of Urbanization: A Case Study of Nanchang City

Tiangui Lyu1(), Cifang Wu2, Hongyi Li1, Heyuan You3, Xiao Cai2   

  1. 1. School of Tourism and Urban Management,Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics,Nanchang 330013,Jiangxi,China
    2.School of Public Affairs, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310029, Zhejiang, China
    3. School of Urban-rural Planning and Management,Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics, Hangzhou 310018, Zhejiang, China
  • Received:2015-02-17 Revised:2015-09-16 Online:2016-02-20 Published:2016-02-20
  • Supported by:
    National Social Sciences Foundation of China(14ZDA039,13AZD012), National Nature Sciences Foundation of China(41561049,71403235)


Land and population are two key and interactive factors in urbanization, and it’s extremely important to coordinate them for healthy urbanization. To measure and analyze their coupling relationship, this study established an index system including population structure, life quality, urban size, input and output on the basis of defining population urbanization and land urbanization. Then this system was applied empirically in Nanchang, the capital city of Jiangxi province located in the middle of China. The results showed that: 1) Both the index of population urbanization and that of land urbanization were rising continuously with fluctuations, and there was a shift from land lagging urbanization to population lagging urbanization in Nanchang between 2002 and 2011. 2) The coordination relationship between population urbanization and land urbanization changed from deterioration to optimization, resulting in the transfer of urban development status from high inconsistence to week coordination. The study also discussed the reasons behind the results, indicating the discordance of urban development was induced by both external institutional systems and internal basic conditions. It suggested that it’s necessary to take measures to coordinate the relationship between land and population to promote healthy urbanization.

Key words: provincial capital, population urbanization, land urbanization, coordination degree model, optimization, Nanchang City

CLC Number: 

  • F291