Empirical Study on the Contribution of Infrastructure to the Coordinated Development between Urban and Rural Areas: Case Study on Country Road Projects

  • Shijie Jiang
  • Liyin Shen
  • Li Zhou
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 208)


This paper makes an empirical study using the data from projects of Chongqing Urban-Rural Infrastructure Coordination Demonstration Program. The results of the study indicate that the contribution of infrastructures to urban-rural coordination increases with the growing equity of investment, and infrastructure plays a significant role in closing the urban-rural gap and gradually achieving the urban-rural coordination. Therefore, conclusion is made that the infrastructure investment between town and country should be balanced in a manner that is “equity-oriented and efficiency-emphasized” in order to attain the strategic goal of urban-rural coordination and promote social justice.


Infrastructure Urban-rural coordination Contribution Empirical study Country Road Projects 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shijie Jiang
    • 1
  • Liyin Shen
    • 2
  • Li Zhou
    • 3
  1. 1.Chongqing University of Science and TechnologyChongqingChina
  2. 2.The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHongKongChina
  3. 3.Sichuan International Studies UniversityChongqingChina

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