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Comprehensive Evaluation and Quantitative Research on the Living Protection of Traditional Villages from the Perspective of “Production–Living–Ecology”

School of Architecture, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
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Academic Editors: Mónica de Castro-Pardo, Joao C. Azevedo and Pascual Fernández
Land 2021, 10(6), 570; https://doi.org/10.3390/land10060570
Received: 27 April 2021 / Revised: 21 May 2021 / Accepted: 21 May 2021 / Published: 28 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ecosystem Services, Sustainable Rural Development and Protected Areas)
Aiming at the current isolated, static protection method of traditional villages, a comprehensive evaluation system for the living protection of traditional villages has been constructed based on the land use function integration concept in “Production–Living–Ecology” (PLE). By combining the “horizontal” PLE coupling coordination analysis with the “vertical” correlation analysis of the elements at each layer, the comprehensive evaluation and quantitative analysis of six traditional villages of different types and grades in the Taihu Lake area are carried out to quantitatively reflect the interactive relationship and integration mechanism of PLE in traditional villages. The results show that: (1) The PLE development of traditional villages is a dynamic process. Even if the villages are close in the PLE score, they may be in different stages of PLE development and coupling coordination type. (2) The “living” function has the highest correlation with the coupling coordination degree of PLE, and it acts as the engine and bridge of benign interaction between the PLE. (3) Even if the national traditional villages have a favorable ecology background, they may not get high scores, or even fail in the PLE score. (4) Among the sub-indicators, the natural environmental characteristics, the ecological vitality of political organizations, and the level of human settlement facilities show a significant linear correlation with the PLE score. Additionally, the ecological vitality of political organizations is the strongest. It can be therefore concluded that a positive policy organization is an important guarantee for realizing the PLE integration of traditional villages. View Full-Text
Keywords: production–living–ecology integration; traditional villages; living protection; coupling coordination degree; Taihu Lake area production–living–ecology integration; traditional villages; living protection; coupling coordination degree; Taihu Lake area
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Kong, L.; Xu, X.; Wang, W.; Wu, J.; Zhang, M. Comprehensive Evaluation and Quantitative Research on the Living Protection of Traditional Villages from the Perspective of “Production–Living–Ecology”. Land 2021, 10, 570. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10060570

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Kong L, Xu X, Wang W, Wu J, Zhang M. Comprehensive Evaluation and Quantitative Research on the Living Protection of Traditional Villages from the Perspective of “Production–Living–Ecology”. Land. 2021; 10(6):570. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10060570

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Kong, Lingyu, Xiaodong Xu, Wei Wang, Jinxiu Wu, and Meiying Zhang. 2021. "Comprehensive Evaluation and Quantitative Research on the Living Protection of Traditional Villages from the Perspective of “Production–Living–Ecology”" Land 10, no. 6: 570. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10060570

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