Formation and Dynamics of the "Pole-Axis" Spatial System

  • Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101

Received date: 2001-11-15

  Revised date: 2002-01-10

  Online published: 2002-01-20


In this paper, the author first clarifies that the theory of pole-axis spatial system is based on the well known central place theory, however, the two theories are different in terms of theoretical components and application objectives. The author analyzes the formation and dynamics of pole-axis spatial system mainly through the perspective of spatial agglomeration and diffusion effect, and compares pole-axis spatial system theory with growth pole theory and networked development model. Then the author elaborates on the rationality and effectiveness of the theory of pole-axis spatial system to China′s territorial development and regional development in the past decades.

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LU Da-dao . Formation and Dynamics of the "Pole-Axis" Spatial System[J]. SCIENTIA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA, 2002 , 22(1) : 1 -6 . DOI: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2002.01.1


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