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  • Topic A Comparative Study of Population and Industry Dynamics 
    Speaker Shuming Bao 
    Organizer China Data Center 
    City Athens, GA 
    Date 2018-04-05 
    Time 3:00PM-4:30PM 
    Site University of Georgia 
    Contact Name Zhuo Chen 
    Contact Email office@china-ces.org 
    Abstract Both the U.S. and China have experienced significant socioeconomic dynamics within recent decades, including the spatial distribution and composition of population and industry. While some regions experienced spatial growth of population and industry, other regions experienced declining population and industry. Among 2,751 counties/districts in China, 1,031 counties/districts experienced shrinking population from 2000 to 2010. Among 3,143 counties in the U.S., 1,099 counties experienced shrinking population from 2000 to 2010 and 801 counties experienced shrinking population from 1970 to 2010. Those trends may continue and will have significant impacts on regional development and reshape the future landscape in terms of population, economy, politics, culture, and environment. This talk will present a comparative study of regional dynamics of U.S. and China based on the US Geo-Explorer and China Geo-Explorer. It will demonstrate: how to identify those regions with growing or declining population in the U.S. and China; how to identify the difference in the population and industry structure between growing and declining regions; and, how to identify primary changes in the population and industrial/business structure of declining regions. The future potentials for the applications of US and China Geo-Explorer for the spatial study of global development will be discussed.  
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