Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2020, Vol. 75 ›› Issue (8): 1680-1698.doi: 10.11821/dlxb202008009

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Spatio-temporal differentiation and differentiated regulation of the vulnerability of rural production space system in Chongqing

WANG Cheng1(), HE Yanzhou2()   

  1. 1. State Cultivation Base of Eco-Agriculture for Southwest Mountainous Land, The Laboratory of Research on Rural Human Settlements, School of Geographical Sciences, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China
    2. China Academy of Urban Planning & Design Western Branch, Chongqing 401121, China
  • Received:2019-05-14 Revised:2020-04-10 Online:2020-08-25 Published:2020-10-25
  • Contact: HE Yanzhou;
  • Supported by:
    National Key R&D Program of China(2018YFD110080403)


Vulnerability, one of the major properties of rural production space system (RPSS), is an effective measure in how system will be susceptible to negative effects or damage, as well as the way to achieving sustainable development of the system. This study establishes an evaluation index system and model of the vulnerability of RPSS and quantitatively measures the RPSS vulnerability of Chongqing from 2007 to 2017 to reveal its spatio-temporal differentiation. Accordingly it identifies vulnerability types and proposes targeted regulation strategies. The results are shown as follows. (1) The vulnerability of the RPSS is a comprehensive measure of the operating state of the system consisting of exposure, sensitivity and adaptability. It embodies the balance relationship of mutual influence and interaction that lies between rural diversified subjects centered on "human" and the rural production space centered on "land". (2) On the whole, the exposure of the RPSS shows an upward trend and a spatial pattern of "partly prominent, high in the north and low in the south"; the sensitivity shows a downward trend of fluctuation and a spatial pattern of "high in the east and low in the west"; the adaptability shows a rapidly increasing trend and a spatial pattern of "high in the west and low in the east". The overall vulnerability of RPSS presents a downward trend and the spatial pattern of "high in the east and low in the west". (3) After dividing the vulnerability of the RPSS into four types, namely, including adaptability type, exposure-sensitivity type, sensitivity-adaptation type, and strong comprehensive type, and based on the principle of "ecological priority - classified regulation - highlight emphasis - local adaptation", this study proposes differentiated "vulnerability reduction" strategies for different types, so as to guide the sustainable development of RPSS.

Key words: rural production space system, vulnerability, spatio-temporal differentiation, differentiated regulation, Chongqing