How fire safety management attended during the urbanization process in China?

Ying Zhang, Liyin Shen, Yitian Ren (Corresponding), Jinhuan Wang

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This paper examines how the performance of fire safety management is attended during the dramatic urbanization development process in China. Correlation and regression analysis methods are used to investigate the interrelationship between fire safety management performance and urbanization development. Three indicators are selected to measure the fire safety management performance, and seventeen indicators are used to measure urbanization development. The data used are collected from 31 provinces in China during 2005–2014. The analysis is conducted at both national and regional levels. The results show that fire safety management has not been well addressed in China although the country has made great progress in its urbanization development. The key attributes to the poor performance of fire safety management include the growth of urban population density, the increase of built-up urban areas, and the lack of fire safety education investment. There are also significant variations between different regions in addressing fire safety management, and the reasons contributing to the differences have been discussed. The findings suggest that tailor-made measures should be implemented in different regions in order to improve the performance of fire safety management throughout the country.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Cleaner Production
Early online date16 Jul 2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Fire safety management
  • Sustainable urbanization
  • Fire safety-urbanization interrelationship
  • Correlation and regression analysis
  • China


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