Research on the Spatial Distribution and Influencing Factors of Shrinking Cities in Jilin Province

  • Yongjian HeEmail author
  • Lin Yang
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Based on a brief comment on the status quo of domestic and foreign shrinking cities research, this paper highlights the significance of analyzing urban shrinkage in Jilin Province. By collecting and analyzing county-level demographic data from the 2000 and 2010 censuses, we identified 26 shrinking cities in a total of 48 administrative units in Jilin and summarized the development process and spatial distribution characteristics of depopulation. Then, we classified the factors influencing urban shrinkage from both external and internal perspectives and analyzed the comprehensive mechanism in depth. This paper expects to provide a reference for future planning of shrinking cities in Jilin Province.


Spatial distribution Influencing factors Shrinking cities Jilin province 



This research was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation Project (NO: 51678393).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of ArchitectureTianjin UniversityNankai District, TianjinChina
  2. 2.Arcplus East China Architectural Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd.Urban Planning & Architectural Design InstituteShanghaiChina

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