Comprehensive regionalization for China’s new urbanization development

Chuanglin Fang, Danlin Yu

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This chapter for the first time proposes a comprehensive regionalization plan for China’s New Urbanization. After a detailed literature review of regionalization attempts in other aspects of regional development, the chapter details the general principles for urbanization regionalization, namely comprehensiveness, dominance, consistency, regional continuity, and abiding current administrative boundaries. In addition, advanced data analytical approaches for comprehensive regionalization for New Urbanization are employed. Based on these principles and data analyses, this chapter proposes a tentative comprehensive urbanization regionalization plan that includes five urbanization regions, i.e., urban agglomeration region, major food production region, agricultural-forestry-pastoral region, poverty contiguous region, and ethnic minority autonomous region. Promoting strategies from the national and regional levels are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Geography
Number of pages28
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NameSpringer Geography
ISSN (Print)2194-315X
ISSN (Electronic)2194-3168


  • Poverty alleviation
  • Priority region
  • Urban agglomeration
  • Urbanization level
  • Urbanization region


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