Analysis on the Evolution of Urban Land Structure and Economic Driving Force in Changde

Jun XIAO, JIAN-Qiang Li, JIANG-Long CHEN, Peng TANG

Abstract


Based on information entropy theory, the dynamically evolutional characteristics of urban land structure were analyzed in the time and space from 2001-2008, in Changde city. In time, the entropy and equilibrium of urban land information increased first and then decreased, with a slight fluctuation in 2007. The overall entropy and equilibrium showed a relatively stable trend, but the degree of dominance and equilibrium were the opposite trend. In space, information entropy, degree of equilibrium and dominance showed significant differences in each designated town of Changde. Further by constructing a multiple regression model to investigate economic driving force of the urban land evolution in Changde city, this paper found that the level of urbanization was the most important economic driver, followed by investment in fixed assets and GDP.


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Journal of Agricultural Science ISSN 1916-9752 (Print) ISSN 1916-9760 (Online)

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