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Empirical Study on the Contribution of Infrastructure to the Coordinated Development between Urban and Rural Areas: Case Study on Country Road Projects

  • Shijie Jiang
  • Liyin Shen
  • Li Zhou
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 208)

Abstract

This paper makes an empirical study using the data from projects of Chongqing Urban-Rural Infrastructure Coordination Demonstration Program. The results of the study indicate that the contribution of infrastructures to urban-rural coordination increases with the growing equity of investment, and infrastructure plays a significant role in closing the urban-rural gap and gradually achieving the urban-rural coordination. Therefore, conclusion is made that the infrastructure investment between town and country should be balanced in a manner that is “equity-oriented and efficiency-emphasized” in order to attain the strategic goal of urban-rural coordination and promote social justice.

Keywords

Infrastructure Urban-rural coordination Contribution Empirical study Country Road Projects 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shijie Jiang
    • 1
  • Liyin Shen
    • 2
  • Li Zhou
    • 3
  1. 1.Chongqing University of Science and TechnologyChongqingChina
  2. 2.The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHongKongChina
  3. 3.Sichuan International Studies UniversityChongqingChina

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