- The Association of Japanese Geographers
- 地理学評論 (ISSN:13479555)
- vol.77, no.12, pp.827-837, 2004-10-01 (Released:2008-12-25)
This paper will begin with a discussion of the particular characteristics of the area of our focus, namely Yuqi Town in a rural area of the Yangtze Delta. As an aid to understanding land-use patterns and changes in that area, satellite imagery has been utilized, and the results and our analysis thereof are reproduced in the Figures chart herein. The paper will then proceed to analysis and discussion of the guiding plan for the area, entitled “Comprehensive Land Use Plan for Yuqi Town, 1997-2010, ” to determine the actual results thus far of the implementation of this plan. It will conclude with an examination of the mechanisms existing for determining the extent to which the provisions of the plan have actually been put into effect.