Spatial scope cognition of urban agglomeration in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River from the perspective of college students
HE Dan;SHAN Chong;ZHANG Panpan;GAO Peng;The Center for Modern Chinese City Studies, East China Normal University;School of Urban and Regional Science, East China Normal University;Housing and Urban-Rural Development of Xiangfu;
The promulgation of Development Plan of Urban Agglomeration in the Middle Reaches of the Yangtze River(2015-2030) by the State Council of the People's Republic of China delimited the scope of Urban Agglomeration in the Middle Reaches of the Yangtze River(UAMRYR) and put an end to the dispute of "triangle" or "quadrilateral"(i.e., whether Anhui province is included in UAMRYR or not). However, as the UAMRYR is an administrative scope, some distortions still exist in contrast to the scope cognized by the public. The advancement of information technologies strengthens the weight of public in the interests game, and reshapes the diversified pattern of "government + market + public" in public policies. To a certain extent, public cognition and its determining factors have exerted substantial impact on the policy orientation of the development of UAMRYR. Nevertheless, the public are overlooked in the existing studies on the delimitation of urban agglomeration.Hence, it is necessary to illustrate the scope delimitation of UAMRYR from the public perspective. Taking into account college students' diversified individual attributes,comprehensive knowledge, and the "main labor force" role in the forthcoming years, they are selected as the representative of the public. Survey questionnaires are conducted on the junior and senior college students in Wuhan, Changsha and Nanchang to acquire their cognitive maps of UAMRYR and individual socio-economic information. Area distortion index and center distortion index are introduced to quantitatively measure the scope distortions between the cognitive maps and the Plan map. Furthermore, a binary logistic regression model is applied to explore how individual socio-economic attributes impose influence on the cognition distortions. The research findings reveal that:(1) Cognitive maps of UAMRYR drawn by college students in the three cities are generally characterized by "Wuhan + "(i.e., Wuhancentered), and that of Changsha and Nanchang has a distinct distortion tendency towards south and southeast respectively;(2) In contrast to the Plan map, the cognitive maps in the three cities have various degrees of distortion, among which Nanchang holds the largest distortion degree,followed by Changsha and Wuhan;(3) Individual socio-economic attributes generate different impacts on the cognition distortions. Gender, residence place, major and residence time are the significant determining factors in the study.
【Fund】： 国家自然科学基金项目(41471138);; 教育部人文社会科学重点研究基地重大项目(11JJDZH007);; 国家留学基金(201706145003)
【CateGory Index】： TU982.2
【CateGory Index】： TU982.2