Atlas of Urban Expansion

Changzhou, Jingsu
China
Region: East Asia and the Pacific
2014 Population
3,075,746
2014 Urban Extent
77,700
hectares
2014 Density
40
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Changzhou, Jingsu in 2014 was 3,075,746, increasing at an average annual rate of 5% since 2000. The population of Changzhou, Jingsu in 2000 was 1,523,237, increasing at an average annual rate of 4% since 1989, when its population was 1,001,960.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Changzhou, Jingsu in 2014 was 77,700 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 7.9% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 25,660 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 11.9% since 2000, when its urban extent was 7,403 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Changzhou, Jingsu in 2014 was 62 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -2.3% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 87 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -8.4% since 1989 when the built-up area density was 208.67 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Changzhou, Jingsu in 2014 was 40 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -2.9% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 59 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -7.9% since 1989 when the urban extent density was 135 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 31,648 hectares of built-up area was added to the Changzhou, Jingsu urban extent between 2000 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 13% was Infill, 64% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 24% was Inclusion. A total of 12,775 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1989 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 13% was Infill, 76% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 11% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Changzhou, Jingsu 1990-2014 expansion area was 10.36 meters, compared to 10.3 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Changzhou, Jingsu occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 27%, compared to 19% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Changzhou, Jingsu's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.41 km/km2, compared to 2.24 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Changzhou, Jingsu's 1990-2014 expansion area was 86%, compared to 99% in the pre-1990 area.

1989-2000  2000-2014
1989-2000  2000-2014
1989-2000  2000-2014

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Changzhou, Jingsu's 1990-2014 expansion area was 4.02 hectares, compared to 5.71 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1989-2000  2000-2014