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Sustainability 2018, 10(3), 756; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10030756

Study on the Delimitation of the Urban Development Boundary in a Special Economic Zone: A Case Study of the Central Urban Area of Doumen in Zhuhai, China

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College of Public Management, South China Agricultural University, Building 14, Room 408, Guangzhou 510640, China
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Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Land and Resources for Construction Land Transformation, Guangzhou 510640, China
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Guangdong Province Key Laboratory of Land Use and Consolidation, Guangzhou 510640, China
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Guangdong Provincial Institute of Land Surveying and Planning, Guangzhou 510075, China
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School of Management, Yanching Institute of Technology, Langfang 065201, China
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Qingdao University of Technology, School of Management, Qingdao 266520, China
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Received: 28 January 2018 / Revised: 1 March 2018 / Accepted: 2 March 2018 / Published: 9 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Metropolitan Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Urban Growth)
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Since it implemented open-door policies, China has become the fastest growing economy in the world, and its urbanization level has steadily improved. Taking a special economic zone as the object of study, this paper delineates the urban development boundary of the Central Urban Area of Doumen. Using multiple models and methods, the urban development rigid and elastic boundaries are delineated separately, with the rigid boundary serving as the premise and foundation for delineating the elastic boundary. The results are as follows. First, the scale of the urban development rigid boundary is 79.60 km². Moreover, the scales of the urban development elastic boundaries in 2020 and 2026 are 24.51 km² and 28.53 km², respectively. Second, by delimiting the urban development elastic boundary, the compactness of urban land will be improved. Third, the urban development boundary of this paper is reasonable in theory. This paper suggests that the urban development boundary can curb urban sprawl and guide rational urban development, which is conducive to optimizing an urban spatial layout. View Full-Text
Keywords: urban development boundary; delineation idea; multiple models and methods; urban spatial layout urban development boundary; delineation idea; multiple models and methods; urban spatial layout
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Zheng, B.; Liu, G.; Wang, H.; Cheng, Y.; Lu, Z.; Liu, H.; Zhu, X.; Wang, M.; Yi, L. Study on the Delimitation of the Urban Development Boundary in a Special Economic Zone: A Case Study of the Central Urban Area of Doumen in Zhuhai, China. Sustainability 2018, 10, 756.

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