Tropical Geography ›› 2022, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (2): 206-219.doi: 10.13284/j.cnki.rddl.003434

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Measurement and Evaluation of the Coordinated Development in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area

Changjian Wang1,2(), Yuyao Ye1,2, Fei Wang3, Zhengdong Huang4, Qijun Li5, Yu Chen4, Haoxi Lin1, Kangmin Wu1, Xiaojie Lin1,6, Hong'ou Zhang1()   

  1. 1.Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System, Guangdong Open Laboratory of Geospatial Information Technology and Application, Guangzhou Institute of Geography, Guangdong Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510070, China
    2.Southern Marine Science and Engineering Guangdong Laboratory (Guangzhou), Guangzhou 510070, China
    3.School of Resources and Planning, Guangzhou Xinhua University, Guangzhou 510520, China
    4.School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, China
    5.Urban Planning & Design Institute of Shenzhen Co. , Ltd. , Shenzhen 518034, China
    6.School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou 510090, China
  • Received:2021-08-12 Revised:2021-11-17 Online:2022-02-05 Published:2022-01-28
  • Contact: Hong'ou Zhang;


On the basis of fully understanding the scientific connotation of coordinated development of urban agglomeration in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the evaluation index system of coordinated development is constructed from four dimensions: industrial coordinative innovation, environmental coordinative governance, service coordinative sharing and institutional coordinative arrangement. The theory and method of space of flows, big data, network analysis and interlocking network model are comprehensively used to quantitatively analyze the interurban relationship, liquidity, connectivity and boundary effect. The research shows that: 1) Interurban capital flow is concentrated between Guangzhou and Shenzhen, and interurban knowledge flow is concentrated among Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. Macao, Zhuhai, Zhongshan and Jiangmen have higher level of collaborative environmental governance, while Shenzhen-Dongguan-Huizhou and Guangzhou-Foshan have lower level of collaborative environmental governance. The interurban service coordination sharing level of infrastructure such as transportation, communications, logistics and banking is higher among cities of Guangzhou-Shenzhen, Guangzhou-Foshan and Shenzhen-Dongguan. And Hong Kong and Macao have institutional advantages in cross-border regional coordination. 2) Guangzhou and Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Foshan, Shenzhen and Dongguan, and Hong Kong and Shenzhen have the best level of coordinated development in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. At the same time, Guangzhou and Dongguan, Shenzhen and Foshan show a linkage trend. Although the de-boundary trend is obvious and the interurban liquidity is enhanced, the coordinated development level of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area is generally not high. 3) The collaborative capacity of Guangzhou and Shenzhen is the strongest, and there is still much room for improvement in the collaborative capacity of the two international cities, Hong Kong and Macao. It is of great practical value to deeply understand the typical characteristics and potential trends of the coordinated development of urban agglomeration in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area for the construction of international first-class bay area and world-class urban agglomeration.

Key words: Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, coordinated development, space of flows, urban connectivity, urban network

CLC Number: 

  • F127