SCIENTIA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA ›› 2023, Vol. 43 ›› Issue (4): 586-595.doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2023.04.002

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Evaluation of spatial effects of cross-regional major transportation projects: A geographical approach

Jin Fengjun1,2(), Chen Zhuo1()   

  1. 1. Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
    2. College of Resources and Environment, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2022-06-30 Revised:2022-10-20 Online:2023-04-30 Published:2023-04-20
  • Contact: Chen Zhuo E-mail:jinfj@igsnrr.ac.cn;chenz.16b@igsnrr.ac.cn
  • Supported by:
    Major Program of National Social Science Fundation of China(20&ZD099);Major Program of National Social Science Fundation of China(42001129);National Natural Science Foundation of China(42271187)

Abstract:

Cross-regional major transportation projects have important social, economic and ecological impacts on regional development. Geographers are good at evaluating the spatial effects of major cross-regional transportation projects from the perspective of human-environment relationship, serving regional development and major national strategies. Although there are many related studies, the systematic evaluation framework still needs further exploration and innovation. This paper discussed the definitions and characteristics of major cross-regional transportation projects and their spatial effects, and proposed a framework for evaluating the spatial effects of major cross-regional transportation projects. Finally, the key research directions in this field were prospected. Results show that, spatial effect refers to the comprehensive impacts of an event on the function, form and structure of the related human-environment regional systems. The goal of evaluating the spatial effects is to serve the decision-making, operation and maintenance management and risk control of major cross-regional transportation projects, and to improve the sustainability of major cross-regional transportation projects and the related human-environment regional systems. The main points of the evaluation framework include the unification of problem orientation and goal orientation, scientific prediction of future development scenarios, dynamic tracking evaluation of the whole life cycle, balancing the positive and negative impacts, combination of qualitative and quantitative methods, connection and interaction of multi-disciplinary evaluation systems, etc.

Key words: major transportation projects, cross-regional development, evaluating spatial effect, Transportation Geography

CLC Number: 

  • F129.9