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Volume 5, Issue 4 (2022)

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João Guilherme da Costa Braga França, Isabela Kopperschmidt de Oliveira, Leise Kelli de Oliveira

Article ID: 5106
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Abstract: The recent events and constant global changes show the importance of rethinking city planning. In this context, the 15-Minute City concept got important as it brings people closer to activities and services, through short trips by active modes, being the key to a sustainable city. Based on this concept, this paper analysed the spatial accessibility of res...
Nwaerema P., Fred-Nwagwu W. F, Jiya Solomon, Dangana K.

Article ID: 4998
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Abstract: This study aims to investigate geo-referenced vehicular noise pollution in Port Harcourt metropolis of Rivers State, Nigeria. Three types of data were gathered for this study. Data from vehicular traffic noise were measured in decibel (dB) using Noise Dosimeter (ND); data from vehicular traffic counts were carried out by observing and counting traffic flo...

Articles (These articles belong to the Special Issue "Urbanization and integrated urban-rural development")

Meiling Hou, Xiaoyan Zhou, Ronghao Jiang

Article ID: 4996
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Abstract: The massive scale of new-generation rural-urban migrants in China has attracted extensive scholarly attention in recent years. While previous studies on China’s rural migrant workers focus on migrants’ individual settlement intentions, migrant’s family migration decision-making and the intergenerational differences between the old-generation migrants and ...
Xiaomeng Fu, Pei Zhang, Zhonghua Zhang

Article ID: 5074
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Abstract: China’s urbanization development has entered the “second half”, which is at a critical stage of transition from the middle stages to the mature stage. The metropolitan area formed by the mega-city radiating the development of surrounding cities and counties is an important spatial carrier of urbanization. The rural characteristic industry is the main path...



Welcome Prof. Lede Niu to the editorial board of the journal


Dr. Lede Niu is a professor at the Faculty of Geography, Yunnan Normal University, China. He has presided over and completed one National Natural Science Foundation of China project and one humanities and social science research project of the Ministry of Education. He has presided over one National Natural Science Foundation of China, one Yunnan Provincial Basic Research Plan Project-one surface project, and one industry-science cooperation and collaborative education project of the Ministry of Education.
He has published 100 papers, among which the first author and the corresponding author have published more than 50 of the three major search papers. Publish one textbook (the first chief editor) and one monograph (the first chief editor). Acquired 6 patents.His research interests include Regional economic development and management, Urban Geography and Land Use.

Posted: September 27,2022
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Special Issues


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 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


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 


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