New Book, Regional Development and Its Spatial Structure Releases in Springer

A book entitled Regional Development and Its Spatial Structure was published by Springer. This book describes the progress and prominent theories of regional development research in the past decades, especially in the past decade, discusses the industrial structure, spatial structure, resources, and environment, as well as a series of practical issues, and reveals the general characteristics of spatial structure evolution in the process of regional development. 

The research on the issues of regional development has become the frontier of relevant disciplines since the 1950s, and much progress has been made in the process of solving practical problems in social and economic development. 

This book provides an in-depth and systematic demonstration of the "point-axis system" theory of regional exploitation and development as well as the T-shaped structure of China's regional economic action in theory and practice and discusses the impact of location differential rent, restricted accessibility, technological innovation, etc., on regional development theoretically. 

This book is used as a reference for planning, scientific research, and teaching personnel in territorial expansion, regional economy, human geography, etc.

About the author

The author, LU Dadao is the Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and an outstanding economic geographer. He proposed the theory of "pole-axis" system and a "T-shaped" spatial strategy for regional development. 

He also established the theoretical framework for China’s industrial geography. His theory which considers the Yangtze River corridor and coastal region as the axies of national economic development, has had great influence on national and regional economic and social development. 

He used to be the director of the Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resource Research of Chinese Academy of Sciences, as well as the chairman of the Geographical Society of China.

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