Using value-added hierarchy method to analyze industrial spatial pattern in the background of economic transition - a case of Guanzhong plain urban cluster in China

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The "Belt and Road" strategy shoulders the important mission of promoting economic transition among nations and regions. The Guanzhong Plain urban cluster, located in the inland center of China, is an important gateway to the western region. The industrial division of Guanzhong Plain urban cluster will be conducive to further promoting the economic network along the "Belt and Road". In 2018, the "Guanzhong Plain Urban Cluster Development Plan (2017-2035)" and the implementation plans of three provinces were compiled to define the industrial division mainly based on the geographical proximity. This paper probes into the rationality of industrial spatial pattern of Guanzhong Plain urban cluster in the perspective of urban division and cooperation. By the statistical data of 11 cities related in the Guanzhong Plain urban cluster in 2017, the research divides all cities into five categories by using the method of value-added hierarchy, reveals the characteristics of industrial spatial pattern, and compares the industrial policies and position defined in the relevant plans. The result finds that the planning does not take the current advantages of industries and urban characteristics into account. Based on this, the paper put forward some optimization suggestions to coordinate development and promote the economic construction.
economic transition, industrial spatial pattern, value-added hierarchy, Guanzhong Plain urban cluster