Climate Change Research ›› 2016, Vol. 12 ›› Issue (2): 132-138.doi: 10.12006/j.issn.1673-1719.2015.214

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Low-Carbon Development of Urbanization Areas in the Context of Land Spatial Development Pattern—Case Study of Heilongjiang, Guizhou and Guangdong Provinces

Zhu Songli     

  1. Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission, Beijing 100038, China
  • Received:2015-12-04 Revised:2016-01-13 Online:2016-03-30 Published:2016-03-31
  • Contact: Songli Zhu


From the perspective of land spatial development pattern based on major function oriented zoning, the urbanization area (both optimized development zones and key development zones) of case provinces is selected to analyze their social, economic and CO2 emission status. Based on the above empirical study, the paper shows, from the perspective of low-carbon development, different urbanization areas have different roles in the urbanization process. The major role of optimized development zones is to stabilize and release population, and key development zones should be the major areas to allocate population moved from non-urbanization areas, in particular from key ecologically function zones. However, less developing drivers and/or extensive development has been observed widespreadly in key development zones, which will negatively influence the further concentration of economy and population. Therefore, looking for emerging growth and industry transition to low-carbon are crucial for key development zones to play an important role in the second urbanization process.

Key words: land spatial development pattern, major function, low-carbon development

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