American Society of Civil Engineers


Research on the Relationship between Transportation System and Regional Development in China


by Xu-ri Guan, (College of Traffic and Transportation, Tongji University, 1239 Siping Road, Shanghai 200092 China. E-mail: guanxuri@163.com), Wei-wei Liu, (School of Management, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, 516 Jungong Road, Shanghai 200093 China. E-mail: liuweiwei915@163.com), and Jieshuang Dong, (School of Management, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, 516 Jungong Road, Shanghai 200093 China)
Section: Transportation Economics, Policy, and Strategy, pp. 227-235, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/41186(421)25)

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: ICCTP 2011: Towards Sustainable Transportation Systems
Abstract: The transportation system is one of the main driving forces of economic activity, and without efficient transport networks, there can be no competition for regional development. The paper firstly reviews the theory of the relationship between the transportation system and regional development and points out the dynamics of the regional disparity. Next, the paper analyses the regional development patterns of certain Chinese cities and the reason for megacity expansion. At last, two types of policies are given to promote regional balance.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Research
Transportation management
China