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Sustainability 2016, 8(12), 1323;

Urban Land Development for Industrial and Commercial Use: A Case Study of Beijing

College of Public Management, South China Agricultural University, No. 483, Wushan Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 510642, China
Department of Engineering Physics, Institute of Public Safety Research, Tsinghua University, Zhongguancun North Street, Haidian District, Beijing 100084, China
Key Lab of Regional Sustainable Development and Modelling, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 11A Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Bejing 100101, China
Shenzhen Urban Planning & Land Resource Research Center, 8009 Hongli Road, Futian District, Shenzhen 518040, China
These authors contribute equally to this paper.
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Marc A. Rosen
Received: 2 November 2016 / Revised: 8 December 2016 / Accepted: 9 December 2016 / Published: 15 December 2016
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Since the 20th century, urbanization has been the main characteristic of global land development. If we can reveal and understand the characteristics and underlying mechanisms of urban development, we can then identify a sustainable development pattern for cities. In this paper, we primarily focus on the determinants of two main types of land use in urban development, industrial and commercial, in an empirical study of Beijing. We use a spatial data analysis method to seek and model major determinants of industrial and commercial land growth in the period of 2000–2010 in Beijing. A spatial logistic regression model is used to explore the impact of spatial independent variables on these two types of land use. The study shows that: (1) newly-added industrial land during 2000–2010 received significant contributions from the number of local enterprises engaged in services in 2010, the use of land for agriculture and construction in the neighborhood in 2000 and planning orders; (2) factors contributing to land transferred for commercial use included the number of enterprises, construction land in the neighborhood and accessibility improvement. View Full-Text
Keywords: urban development; industrial land; commercial land; growth; Beijing urban development; industrial land; commercial land; growth; Beijing

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Sun, C.; Sun, C.; Yang, Z.; Zhang, J.; Deng, Y. Urban Land Development for Industrial and Commercial Use: A Case Study of Beijing. Sustainability 2016, 8, 1323.

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