Prospects of Urban Agglomeration in the Changjiang (Yangtze) River Delta

  • 1. Department of urban and Regional planning, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084;
    2. Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Nanjing University, Nanjing Jiangsu 210093

Received date: 2006-05-19

  Revised date: 2006-08-17

  Online published: 2007-01-20


China is facing a large unprecedented social revolution,in which the development of economy and society promotes the rapid urbanization process.The urban agglomeration in the Changjiang(Yangtze) River Delta is the largest one in China,whose development and evolvement play an important role in the development of Chinese cities and economy in littoral areas of China,even in the development of Asia-Pacific Region.Since reform and opening-up took place in China,the rapid development of Chinese economy and the accelerating of economic globalization have provided the crucial opportunities and challenge for the development of urban agglomeration in the Changjian River Delta.This paper focus on the prospects of urban agglomeration in the Changjiang River Delta.

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GU Chao-Lin, ZHANG Min, ZHANG Cheng, ZHANG Xiao-Ming, WANG Chun, CHEN Lu . Prospects of Urban Agglomeration in the Changjiang (Yangtze) River Delta[J]. SCIENTIA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA, 2007 , 27(1) : 1 -8 . DOI: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2007.01.1


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