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How to Perceive the Trade-Off of Economic and Ecological Intensity of Land Use in a City? A Functional Zones-Based Case Study of Tangshan, China

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School of Land Science and Technology, China University of Geosciences, 29 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100083, China
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Key Laboratory of Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation, Ministry of Natural Resources, Beijing 100083, China
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Tangshan Real Estate Appraisal and Consultation Center, Beixinxi St., Lubei District, Tangshan 63000, China
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Academic Editor: Alexis Comber
Land 2021, 10(6), 551; https://doi.org/10.3390/land10060551
Received: 6 April 2021 / Revised: 18 May 2021 / Accepted: 19 May 2021 / Published: 22 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Land Use Optimisation)
China, in a rapid urbanization process, is accompanied by the expansion of built-up land, population accumulation, and intensive land investment, while the improvement of the urban environment cannot keep up with the population and economic density growth. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to discuss the balance between urban land use economic intensity (built-up area density, population density, land price) and ecological intensity (the depth, breadth, and integration of ecological spaces) in Tangshan. From the perspective of functional zones (FZs), the trade-off of economic and ecological intensity of different types of land use is detailed from the evaluation system. Finally, this paper explores a common intensive development model for different FZs to reach both reasonable economic and ecological purposes in Tangshan. The upshot indicates that the economic and ecological intensity of all FZs in Tangshan follows an opposite spatial distribution, and different types of FZ own their characteristics. The Gini index and Theil index for measuring the typical FZ indicate the unbalanced state between ecological spaces and population in residential areas. To sum up, a resource-based city, such as Tangshan, in the rapid development stage of urbanization tends to pay more attention to economic output and neglect ecological benefits. View Full-Text
Keywords: urban land use; economic intensity; ecological intensity; functional zone; trade-off urban land use; economic intensity; ecological intensity; functional zone; trade-off
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Shen, W.; Zhang, J.; Zhou, X.; Li, S.; Geng, X. How to Perceive the Trade-Off of Economic and Ecological Intensity of Land Use in a City? A Functional Zones-Based Case Study of Tangshan, China. Land 2021, 10, 551. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10060551

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Shen W, Zhang J, Zhou X, Li S, Geng X. How to Perceive the Trade-Off of Economic and Ecological Intensity of Land Use in a City? A Functional Zones-Based Case Study of Tangshan, China. Land. 2021; 10(6):551. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10060551

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Shen, Wencang, Jianjun Zhang, Xiangli Zhou, Shengnan Li, and Xiaoli Geng. 2021. "How to Perceive the Trade-Off of Economic and Ecological Intensity of Land Use in a City? A Functional Zones-Based Case Study of Tangshan, China" Land 10, no. 6: 551. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10060551

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