Urbanization bubble : Four quadrants measurement model

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-15
Journal / PublicationCities
Volume46
Online published29 Apr 2015
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015

Abstract

The proper understanding of the urbanization bubble is very important to assist local governments in adopting strategies to mitigate the effects of the bubble and guide urbanization toward sustainable development. This paper presents a method of measuring the urbanization bubble with particular reference to China. In referring to the definition of an economic bubble, this study defines the urbanization bubble as a dynamic process in which urbanization rate (U) deviates from four urbanization performance variables comprising the proportion of urban population with registration (TRP ), urban construction land area (TBA ), level of industrial development (LID ) and level of public facilities (LPF ). Four coordinates are formed between the rate of urbanization and the four performance variables to examine the practice of urbanization in terms of four quadrants. The ratios between changes in urbanization rate and the changes of the four urbanization performance variables are introduced to measure the urbanization bubble. The method is tested through a case study to show that the coordinate method has the potential to help policy makers detect any bubble in the process of urbanization.

Research Area(s)

  • Coordinate method, Sustainable urbanization, Urbanization bubble, Urbanization bubble velocity, Urbanization rate

Citation Format(s)

Urbanization bubble : Four quadrants measurement model. / Zhou, Jingyang; Zhang, Xiaoling; Shen, Liyin.

In: Cities, Vol. 46, 08.2015, p. 8-15.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review