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Sustainability 2016, 8(6), 585; doi:10.3390/su8060585

Evaluation of Sustainable Development of Resources-Based Cities in Shanxi Province Based on Unascertained Measure

Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
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Received: 31 March 2016 / Revised: 25 May 2016 / Accepted: 16 June 2016 / Published: 22 June 2016
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Abstract

An index system is established for evaluating the level of sustainable development of resources-based cities, and each index is calculated based on the unascertained measure model for 11 resources-based cities in Shanxi Province in 2013 from three aspects; namely, economic, social, and resources and environment. The result shows that Taiyuan City enjoys a high level of sustainable development and integrated development of economy, society, and resources and environment. Shuozhou, Changzhi, and Jincheng have basically realized sustainable development. However, Yangquan, Linfen, Lvliang, Datong, Jinzhong, Xinzhou and Yuncheng have a low level of sustainable development and urgently require a transition. Finally, for different cities, we propose different countermeasures to improve the level of sustainable development. View Full-Text
Keywords: resources-based cities; sustainable development; unascertained measure; transition resources-based cities; sustainable development; unascertained measure; transition
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Chang, Y.-Z.; Dong, S.-C. Evaluation of Sustainable Development of Resources-Based Cities in Shanxi Province Based on Unascertained Measure. Sustainability 2016, 8, 585.

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