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Collaborated Development Of The Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region To Improve Regional Environmental Quality

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SD150291

Volume

168

Pages

11

Page Range

335 - 345

Published

2015

Size

617 kb

Author(s)

X. Li, Y. Wei

Abstract

The Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region is a comparatively large city group in China, with an area of around 217,000 km2, and a population of about 100 million people. Due to the different administrative divisions, regional collaboration has many obstacles to overcome – the development plan and policies cannot be connected, industrial layout needs to be further improved, population distribution is imbalanced, traffic development meets bottlenecks, infrastructure fails to match up with demand, resources and energy efficiencies need to be raised, especially air quality deterioration – forcing the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. The central government pushed forward the coordinated development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei as a national strategy in 2014. This article carried out the investigation and study on the economy, population, the industrial distribution, road traffic, ecological and atmospheric environment of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, found existing problems in the process of development, then proposed suggestions for the coordinated development planning for the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, focusing on improving environmental quality for the entire region, which could be used as a reference for government decision-making.

Keywords

regional collaborated development, functional orientation, planning assumption, environment improvement