The Study of Spatial Structures of the Urban Commercial Entertainment Places

  • Institute of Human geography, Xi’an International Studies University, Xi’an, Shaanxi 710061, China

Received date: 2006-03-19

  Revised date: 2006-12-14

  Online published: 2007-11-20


Western developed countries have come into postindustrial stage since 1970s.With the development of society and economy,the advancement of cultural quality,income and prolonged leisure time of urban residents,a large number of commercial entertainment places have sprung up in urban areas,which drew the attention of the academic field.However,neither domestic nor foreign geographers have paid much attention to the research in this regard.From the perspective of urban social geography and humanism,this paper is based on a brief summary of the studies of the commercial entertainment places in urban areas in Western countries.This paper,through analyzing the location factors,tries to reveal the existing models and spatial structure relationships of the commercial entertainment places in urban areas,to explain its structure rings and farther to discover the special essence of the urban social life thoroughly,enriching the basic concepts of the urban planning.

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ZHANG Bo, WANG Xing-zhong . The Study of Spatial Structures of the Urban Commercial Entertainment Places[J]. SCIENTIA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA, 2007 , 27(6) : 853 -858 . DOI: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2007.06.853


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