Special Issue: Urbanization and integrated urban-rural development

Special Issue: Urbanization and integrated urban-rural development


Guest Editors

Dr. Kaiyong Wang

Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Dr. Lingyue Li

Tongji University, China

Dr. Zhibao Wang

Shandong Normal University, China

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With increased urbanization of rural migrants and land, urban-rural relations have experienced great transformation.

The main idea of integrated urban-rural development is to narrow the gap between urban and rural, improve residents' living standards, promote equal exchange and rational allocation of public resources, form a mutual supporting industrial and agricultural urban-rural relationship, propel urban-rural complementarity, realize comprehensive integration and common prosperity, and realize agricultural and rural modernization. Maturity of digital technologies, in the meanwhile, reshapes the way we perceive cities. AI and big geo-data are opening up possibilities for deeper understanding of the processes and consequences of urbanization and integrated urban-rural development and further inform our policy and practice in building healthy and orderly urbanization.

In view of these challenges and opportunities, and responding to the 11th UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG11) — Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable, this Special Edition of the Journal of Geographical Research invites original papers on topics related to the theories, methods, solutions, and empirical studies of Urbanization and integrated urban-rural development.

Dr. Kaiyong Wang   Dr. Lingyue Li   Dr. Zhibao Zhi

Guest Editors

Submitted manuscripts could cover but not limited to the following themes:

·Data-driven approaches and empirical works in urbanization research

·sustainable assessment of urban systems with urban big data

·Urban-rural transformation and high-quality development

·Quantitative methods for integrated urban-rural development

·Urban spatial planning and analysis

·Urban and rural sustainable development practices

·Population urban-rural mobility and migration

·Urban-rural family migration

Submitted Information and Deadline

Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://journals.bilpubgroup.com/index.php/jgr by registering and logging in to this website. When submitting, use “Urbanization and integrated urban-rural development” to signify that the paper is part of this special issue.

Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline (September 30, 2022). All submissions will be published online as soon as possible after peer review. 


What Influences Family Migration Decision of China’s New Generation Rural-urban Migrants? A Multilevel Logistic Regression Analysis

by Meiling Hou, Xiaoyan Zhou, Ronghao Jiang

Keywords: Rural-urban migrants; New generation; Family migration; Multilevel logistic model; Hukou threshold; China

DOI: https://doi.org/10.30564/jgr.v5i4.4996


Types, Distribution Characteristics, and Development Strategies of Rural Characteristic Industry in Xi’an Metropolitan Area

by Xiaomeng Fu, Pei Zhang, Zhonghua Zhang

Keywords: Rural revitalization; Rural characteristic industry; Type characteristics; Spatial layout; Xi’an metropolitan area

DOI: https://doi.org/10.30564/jgr.v5i4.5074

Peri-urban Development: Discussion with Land Use Zoning, Statutory Provision, and Issues inside Katahari Rural Municipality, Nepal
by Kedar Dahal

Keywords: Peri-urban; Land use; Urban expansion; Spill-over development; Rural municipality; Agriculture

DOI: https://doi.org/10.30564/jgr.v6i1.5113