Resources Science ›› 2017, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (2): 325-334.doi: 10.18402/resci.2017.02.14

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Spatial analysis of the relationship between urban land price and urbanization rate:an empirical study of 80 counties in Hubei

Shengfu YANG1,2(), Shougeng HU1,2,3(), Shijin QU1,2   

  1. 1. School of Public Administration,China University of Geosciences,Wuhan 430074,China
    2. Key Laboratory of Legal Assessment Project,Ministry of Land and Resources,Wuhan 430074,China
    3. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100101,China
  • Received:2016-09-10 Revised:2016-12-09 Online:2017-02-25 Published:2017-02-20


This paper aims to study the spatial distribution characteristics between urbanization and land value. This work will help promote rational land price competition for adjacent towns and coordinate the development of regional urbanization. We discussed the spatial characteristics of commercial,residential and industrial land price of 80 cities in Hubei,China,which is functioned by the coordinated development of the Wuhan urban agglomeration. Geographically weighted regression (GWR)analysis was conducted. The relationship between urbanization rate and land price was explored in detail. The result showed that the distribution of commercial and residential land prices has spatial differences and weak concentration,but the differences are relatively small and weakly discrete for the industrial land price. Instead of showing a consistent relationship among different cities and corresponding relationships with the economy,the regional distribution of relationships between urbanization and land price shows obvious spatial differentiation. The positive influences of urbanization on commercial land price in a descending order were: central Hubei, east Hubei and west Hubei. Urbanization had a positive influence on residential land price in the east Hubei than west Hubei,but a significantly negative influence occurred in west Hubei. The positive influence degree of urbanization on industrial land price was the east Hubei, central Hubei and west Hubei. Therefore,under the background of rapid urbanization,government regulators should strengthen cohesion between central cities and surrounding areas to guide the agglomeration and distribution of population, which will improve the coordinated development of urbanization between the Wuhan megalopolis and eco-tourism and cultural circles in Western Hubei. Furthermore, on account of the regional disparity of east, central and west Hubei, we should attach great importance to the leverage of land price during urbanization, regulate and control precisely in different land use types and curb improper competition in land price.

Key words: urbanization, commercial land price, residential land price, industrial land price, spatial distribution, Hubei