SCIENTIA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA ›› 2023, Vol. 43 ›› Issue (4): 596-605.doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2023.04.003

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Progress on the spatial impact assessing methods of large trans-regional infrastructure

Li Tao1,2(), Wang Jiaoe2,3()   

  1. 1. Northwest Land and Resource Research Center, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an 710119, Shaanxi, China
    2. Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
    3. College of Resources and Environment, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2022-06-14 Revised:2022-11-12 Online:2023-04-30 Published:2023-04-20
  • Contact: Wang Jiaoe;
  • Supported by:
    Major Program of National Social Science Foundation of China(20&ZD099)


Spatial impact assessment is the key scientific basis to carry out the layout and construction of major cross-regional infrastructure and to achieve infrastructure sustainability. Based on the relevant literature of infrastructure spatial impact evaluation at home and abroad, and on the basis of expounding the concept connotation and evaluation content of infrastructure spatial effect, this article systematically combs the progress of the evaluation techniques and methods of infrastructure spatial effects at the project and macro-regional level. The spatial impact of infrastructure can be understood as the comprehensive effect of infrastructure on economy, society and ecological environment throughout the whole life cycle in the process of interaction with regional system. The existing method system of spatial impact assessment is one-sided, and the theoretical framework and technical method system of spatial impact assessment of trans-regional major infrastructure construction need to be integrated and improved from a multi-dimensional and comprehensive perspective. It is proposed to strengthen the dynamic assessment method and technology integration based on the whole life cycle, construct the sustainability standard and basic list database for cross-regional major infrastructure, strengthen the related infrastructure security resilience assessment method and technical research, Strengthening the integrated evaluation method of land spatial pattern effectiveness of cross-regional major infrastructure and promoting the application of big data in infrastructure spatial impact evaluation are the important research directions of infrastructure spatial impact evaluation methods. At the same time, againist the background of Global Change and Globalization, there is also huge room for the assessment of large trans-regional infrastructure security resilience, the impacts on geopolitics, national and cultural exchanges, territorial cohesion and so on..

Key words: large trans-regional infrastructure, spatial impact assessment, full life cycle, Geography

CLC Number: 

  • K902