Creative Industries and Urban Spatial Structure

Agent-based Modelling of the Dynamics in Nanjing

  • Helin Liu
  • Elisabete A. Silva
  • Qian Wang

Part of the Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research book series (AAHER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Helin Liu, Elisabete A. Silva, Qian Wang
    Pages 1-13
  3. Helin Liu, Elisabete A. Silva, Qian Wang
    Pages 135-178
  4. Helin Liu, Elisabete A. Silva, Qian Wang
    Pages 179-205
  5. Helin Liu, Elisabete A. Silva, Qian Wang
    Pages 207-215
  6. Helin Liu, Elisabete A. Silva, Qian Wang
    Pages E1-E2
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 217-238

About this book


This book explores the dynamics of the interaction between the
development of creative industries and urban land use in Nanjing, a
metropolis and a growth pole in the Yangtze River Delta. In the last two
decades, China's economy has been undergoing dramatic growth. Yet,
accompanying with China's economic success is the disturbing
environmental deterioration and energy concerns. These issues together
with the diminution of the advantage of low-cost labour force present
many Chinese cities, particularly big cities specialising in
manufacturing in the most developed regions, the urgency to find new
approaches to "creative China". As an ancient city featured by abundance
of cultural heritages and legacies of heavy industries, Nanjing has been
striving for a decade to transform its economy towards a creative
economy by cultivating creative industries. In parallel with the
flourishing of creative industries are contest for land resources among
different interest parties and restructuring of urban land use. Both are
new challenges for urban planning. This complex process is examined in
this book by an interdisciplinary approach which integrates GIS, ABM,
questionnaire investigation and interview.


Agent-Based Model (ABM) Creative Industries Geographical Information System (GIS) Urban Land Use Urban Spatial Structure

Authors and affiliations

  • Helin Liu
    • 1
  • Elisabete A. Silva
    • 2
  • Qian Wang
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Architecture and Urban PlanningHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina
  2. 2.Lab of Interdisciplinary Analysis (LISA Lab) Department of Land EconomyUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-16609-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-16610-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1879-7180
  • Series Online ISSN 1879-7199
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