GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH ›› 2019, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (12): 3055-3070.doi: 10.11821/dlyj020180985

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Research on the coupling relationship and spatial-temporal evolution between industrial agglomeration and urban spatial pattern: A case study of the Yangtze River Delta

CAO Bingru, SUN Qiao()   

  1. Research Base of Regional Development, School of Business , Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214122, Jiangsu, China
  • Received:2018-09-14 Revised:2018-12-14 Online:2019-12-20 Published:2019-12-25
  • Contact: SUN Qiao E-mail:18816200229@163.com

Abstract:

There is a close relationship between industrial agglomeration and changes in urban spatial patterns. This article is aimed at the coupling relationship between regional industrial agglomeration and urban spatial pattern, so as to construct comprehensive evaluation indicators of regional industrial agglomeration and urban spatial pattern evolution, and explore the interaction and spatial-temporal evolution between the two systems through the panel regression model and spatial center of gravity model by using statistics from 16 cities in the Yangtze River Delta region from 1990 to 2016. The results show that there is a significant coupling relationship between industrial agglomeration and urban spatial pattern in the study area. Coordination degree and spatial matching degree of various urban areas in the Yangtze River Delta region are steadily increasing. However, the degree of coupling and coordinated development in this region is not balanced enough. The degree of coupling and coordination in the southern part of the Yangtze River Delta is slightly weaker than that in the northern part. In the development of recent decades, the northern part of the delta gradually formed a coupling and coordinated development area with Shanghai-Nanjing as the axis, and the coupling coordination of the entire Yangtze River Delta region is characterized by a "Z" shape.

Key words: industrial agglomeration, urban spatial evolution, coupling, Yangtze River Delta