Urban land use change and its socio-economic driving forces in China: a case study in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei region

Case Study

Abstract

In recent years, Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei region has undergone a significant diversification in the respect of urban land use. Based on the quantity, degree and regional change of land use in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei region during the past 14 years, this paper analyzed the driving forces of land use change from the perspective of socio-economic development. The result showed that from 2000 to 2013, land use change varies greatly: Cultivated land, grass land and unused land reduce greatly, while garden land, forest land, other agricultural land and construction land grow continuously. The differences of the annual rate of main land use types of the 13 cities in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei region show that garden land and forest land increase, while other land use types decreased in Beijing; construction land grows, while other land use types reduce in the other 12 cities in the study area. During the study period, land use in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei region is active; driving force of land use change, which mainly includes economy developing and urbanization factor, has increased over years.

Keywords

Land use change Socio-economic Driving forces Beijing Tianjin and Hebei region 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This research is supported by the funding from Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Project (project number Z161100001116016). The author would like to thank staff in Beijing Bureau of State land Supervision (BBSLS) for providing land use data for 2000–2013.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Land Science and TechnologyChina University of Geoscience(Beijing)BeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Land Consolidation and RehabilitationMinistry of Land ResourcesBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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