Yintao HE, School of Economics, Hangzhou Normal University, China
Weibin PENG, School of Economics, Hangzhou Normal University, China
The spatial distribution of urban population is a comprehensive reflection of social and economic phenomena in the internal space of a city, and it is also a hotspot of urban geography research. The spatial distribution of the population not only directly affects the urban form and its land use structure, infrastructure construction, public service configuration, transportation, housing and other aspects, but also has an important impact on the evolution of the urban industrial structure. Its related research has important significance and value for the development of urban spatial structure and urban population regulation. Megacities are at the top of the national urban system. They are the core and leading cities of important urban agglomerations, and they are very attractive to foreign populations. China is trapped in a strange phenomenon that controls the flow of population into megacities, but the population of megacities is increasing. The continuous influx of population into megacities runs counter to the coordinated development strategy of large, medium and small cities that the country has always advocated.
Based on the seventh national census data, this paper selects Hangzhou, Wuhan, Xi'an, and Shenyang among the megacities in my country as representatives of the megacities in the eastern, central, western and northeastern regions, respectively. The temporal and spatial evolution characteristics of the population of megacities, the study of the spatial distribution of the population of my country's megacities, and analysis and prediction of the future development trend of megacities, provide new ideas for exploring the spatial reorganization of the population of megacities and optimizing the population distribution of megacities.
Mots clés : megacity|spatial distribution of population|development trend