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Title: Empirical study on the contribution of infrastructure to the coordinated development between urban and rural areas : case study on water supply projects
Authors: Jiang, S
Shen L 
Zhou, L
Keywords: Contribution
Empirical study
Urban-rural coordination
Water supply projects
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: Procedia environmental sciences, 2011, v. 11, part C, p. 1113-1118 How to cite?
Journal: Procedia environmental sciences 
Abstract: The gap between urban and rural areas is one of the key factors that may affect justice, equity, harmony and stability of the society. This is especially true in a developing country like China. Urban-rural coordination will help narrow the gap between city and countryside; more importantly, infrastructure is viewed as a crucial element in bridging the gap and facilitating a coordinated development. Based on the previously established evaluation index system and evaluation model for infrastructure contribution to urban-rural coordination, 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.
Description: 2011 2nd International Conference on Challenges in Environmental Science and Computer Engineering, CESCE 2011, Haikou, 14-15 December 2011
EISSN: 1878-0296
DOI: 10.1016/j.proenv.2011.12.168
Rights: © 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer-review under responsibility of the Intelligent Information Technology Application Research Association. Open access under CC BY-NC-ND license (
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