On the relation between the evolution of natural environment and human factors and the development of urban settlement—Take the Lanzhou Valley Basin as an examples

@article{Xian1991OnTR,
  title={On the relation between the evolution of natural environment and human factors and the development of urban settlement—Take the Lanzhou Valley Basin as an examples},
  author={Xiaowei Xian and L. Zhang and Nanshan Ai and Wohlke Wihelm},
  journal={Chinese Geographical Science},
  year={1991},
  volume={1},
  pages={42-53}
}
  • Xiaowei Xian, L. Zhang, +1 author Wohlke Wihelm
  • Published 1991
  • Chinese Geographical Science
  • Lanzhou Valley Basin is composed of two smaller diamond-shaped basins striking from NW to SE and including 6 river terraces. The lower terraces remaining even and smooth are main sites for city buildings. The main function of Lanzhou urban settlement is a ferry and transport centre. Lanzhou used to be an important crossing site and post on the “silk road”, and then became a transport and trade centre in Northwest China. In the middle part of the 17th century, Lanzhou became the capital of Gansu… CONTINUE READING