Evolution of the Shanghai city region 1978–1998: an analysis of indicators

Yuan, W and James, P ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9079-3953 2002, 'Evolution of the Shanghai city region 1978–1998: an analysis of indicators' , Journal of Environmental Management, 64 (3) , p. 299.

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Building on a description of the present situation in Shanghai, a series of ten regionally relevant indicators are identified and described. Using data from 1978–1998, relationships between these economic, social and environmental indicators are explored using correlation and regression analysis. The analysis indicated that, in Shanghai, conflict between economy and environment existed throughout the research period and the evolution of the city region system seems to lack regularity. The key elements affecting trends in the development of the Shanghai city region are Gross Domestic Product, Total Investment and Urban Living Area per Head. The city region system seemed more sustainable, indicated by an improvement in environmental quality and relative lower investment growth rate, when the annual change rate of Gross Domestic Product was less than 7–8%.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QH Natural history > QH001 General, inc. conservation, geographical distribution
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences
Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Environmental Management
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 03014797
Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2010 13:02
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 10:20
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/11309

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