Understanding the living conditions of Chinese urban neighborhoods through social infrastructure configurations: the case study of Tianjin

Sun, X., Wang, W., Sun, T. and Wang, Y. P. (2018) Understanding the living conditions of Chinese urban neighborhoods through social infrastructure configurations: the case study of Tianjin. Sustainability, 10(9), 3243. (doi:10.3390/su10093243)

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Abstract

Under the unprecedented wave of urbanization and pace of economic development, the living conditions of residents have been unevenly changed in Chinese cities. To understand the diversified living conditions in Chinese urban neighborhoods from the supply-side point of view, new spatial and residential data were gathered to investigate the social infrastructure configurations around the residential communities. Using Tianjin as a case study, the research focuses on six important categories of human needs: education, healthcare, leisure, culture, entertainment, and transportation. Based on the cumulative accessibility measurements of 25 types of facilities, the social infrastructure configurations within neighborhoods are statistically and spatially analyzed and compared. The study discovered that: (1) despite the great diversity of living conditions in the city, the neighborhoods that have better services and strong associations with entertainment and education are prominent; (2) the neighborhoods with advantageous living conditions in different aspects tend to cluster at different places; (3) the neighborhoods of different types of communities, belonging to different administrative districts, or in different urban zones, all have distinctive characteristics in living conditions.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Also funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 41501427), the Major projects of the National Social Science Fund (Grant No. 15ZDB173), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Grant No. NKZXB1483), and the Project of Asia Research Center in Nankai University (Grant No. AS1522).
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:WANG, WEIKAI and Wang, Professor Ya Ping and Sun, Dr Xuan
Authors: Sun, X., Wang, W., Sun, T., and Wang, Y. P.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Sustainability
Publisher:MDPI
ISSN:2071-1050
ISSN (Online):2071-1050
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Authors
First Published:First published in Sustainability 10(9):3243
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
706021The Re-Making of Chinese Urban Neighbourhoods: Spatial and socio-economic transformations and access to public services in Tianjin, Hangzhou, ChengduYa Ping WangEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC)ES/N010981/1SPS - URBAN STUDIES