Regionalization of Regional Potential Development in Suzhou City

  • Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, CAS, Nanjing 210008, China

Received date: 2006-01-25

  Revised date: 2006-04-27

  Online published: 2006-08-25

Supported by

National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.40371031; No.70503026


Along with the highly speedy urbanization and industrialization in the developed area in China, the sprawl of land use has led to the development disorder and difficulties in natural ecology and agricultural land protection, which will threaten the regional sustainability. However, the regionalization based on ecological-economic approach amphasizes that regions with low development cost, high carrying capacity of resources and environment as well as great development ability should undertake social and economic activities with great intensity; whereas those regions having high ecological values but are difficult to be developed should maintain fuctions of agriculture and ecology, so as to promote the harmonious interrelations among economy, population, resources and environment with spatial order. Referred to the existing regionalization, this paper discusses how to divide the assessed units, choose and manage the assessed elements etc. on the basis of traditional regionalization. The classification matrix has been applied for integrating the ecological significant value and economic significant value. As a case study, Suzhou city is divided into four types, i.e., preferential development area, feasible development area, moderate conservation area and prohibited exploiting area. Finally, this paper analyses the main function regionalization method and the policy guarantee of management at different areas.

Cite this article

CHEN Wen, SUN Wei, DUAN Xuejun, CHEN Jianglong . Regionalization of Regional Potential Development in Suzhou City[J]. Acta Geographica Sinica, 2006 , 61(8) : 839 -846 . DOI: 10.11821/xb200608006


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