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Sustainability 2017, 9(7), 1292; doi:10.3390/su9071292

Land Development Suitability Evaluation of Pingtan Island Based on Scenario Analysis and Landscape Ecological Quality Evaluation

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Third Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, Xiamen 361005, China
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Coastal and Ocean Management Institute, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China
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Island Research Center, State Oceanic Administration, Pingtan 350400, China
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Received: 31 May 2017 / Revised: 18 July 2017 / Accepted: 18 July 2017 / Published: 24 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Urban and Rural Development)
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With the acceleration of urbanization and industrialization, regional development is becoming increasingly disordered. Thus, how to balance economic development and ecological protection is a key question. To comprehensively evaluate land development suitability, an evaluation index system for construction land and farmland suitability was established in this study based on natural and social-economic information. After selecting an island in China as the main case study in this work, the reference method was applied in grading and value assigning for all indices. In addition, the analytic hierarchy process and expert evaluation method were used to determine the index weighting. After scenario analysis was adopted in the study to analyze the impact of the policy orientation on the suitability evaluation, we finally evaluated the landscape ecological quality of different scenarios. Results showed the landscape ecological quality of a coordinated development scenario was the highest. The results indicated that coordinated development which takes the ecological protection and urban development into account may be a better choice for land planning. View Full-Text
Keywords: land suitability evaluation; scenario analysis; landscape ecological quality; Pingtan Island land suitability evaluation; scenario analysis; landscape ecological quality; Pingtan Island
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Li, Q.; Huang, J.; Wang, C.; Lin, H.; Zhang, J.; Jiang, J.; Wang, B. Land Development Suitability Evaluation of Pingtan Island Based on Scenario Analysis and Landscape Ecological Quality Evaluation. Sustainability 2017, 9, 1292.

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