TROPICAL GEOGRAPHY ›› 2015, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (5): 753-761.doi: 10.13284/j.cnki.rddl.002755

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Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Rural Jizifang in Urban Fringe and the Driving Mechanisms: A Case Study of the Baiyun District, Guangzhou

LYU Fengqin1,CHEN Shidong2,YUAN Qifeng1   

  1. (1.School of Geography and Planning,Sun Yat-sen University,Guangzhou 510275,China;2.Guangzhou Academy of Social Science, Guangzhou 510610,China)
  • Online:2015-09-30 Published:2015-09-30


Employing the software of ArcGIS and SPSS, the paper, through a case study of Baiyun district, Guangzhou, explores the spatial distribution patterns of houses built with funds collected by the buyers (the so-called rural Jizifang in China) and the underlying determinants. The spatial analysis by ArcGis shows: 1) the spatio-temporal distribution of the Jizifang evolves from “dispersed patches” to “linear extension along traffic lines”. The spatial distribution greatly depends on the traffic routes; 2) the Jizifang tends to agglomerate around the administrative center of town and disperse with the distance to the center. The quantitative analysis through Spss finds: 1) the development of the Jizifang is positively correlated with the marketization degree of commercial housing; 2) policy is another important factor affecting the spatio-temporal patterns of the Jizifang and determines the tendency of its development. The forces of government, market, and community interact to push forward the formation and development of the Jizifang.

Key words: urban fringe, Jizifang (Rural houses built with funds collected by the buyers), spatio-temporal patterns, determinants, Guangzhou