(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

The sustainable development of innovative cities in China : Comprehensive assessment and future configuration

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

FANG C. (1) ; MA H. (1) ; WANG Z. (1) ; LI G. (1) ;
(1) Inst. of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Beijing, CHINE


This paper takes 287 prefecture-level cities as its object of comprehensive assessment, developing a comprehensive assessment system for innovative cities and devising innovative monitoring system software in order to evaluate the current situation in China's innovative city construction. The analysis addresses four key aspects — namely, independent innovation, industrial innovation, living environmental innovation, and institutional innovation — as well as the spatial heterogeneity of the innovative city construction process. The results demonstrate that the level of innovation in Chinese cities is low, and the paper warns that building an innovation-oriented country will, as a consequence, be difficult. The level of comprehensive innovation in a city was found to have close and positive correlation with economic development. The level of the eastern region of China was, in particular, found to be significantly higher than that of the central and western regions


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2014, vol. 24, no6 [pp. 1095-1114]

Bibliographic references : 54 ref.

Collation : 7 fig., 2 tabl.



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