PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2000, Vol. 19 ›› Issue (4): 351-358.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2000.04.008

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A Study on Urban Ecology and Environment Integrating Index System in the Period of Rapid Urban Growth

YANG Yan feng1, WANG Li ming1, WANG Hong wei2, XU Shun cai2   

  1. 1. Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China;
    2. China Academic of Urban Planning and Design, Beijing 100037, China
  • Received:2000-09-01 Revised:2000-10-01 Online:2000-12-25 Published:2000-12-25

Abstract: China is now experiencing the process of rapid urbanization, while environmental deterioration and ecological destruction in urban areas are becoming bottlenecks of urban growth at the same time. On account of the disparity and overlapping of the concepts between ecology and environment, the selection of urban ecological indices and environmental indices often contains problems of confusing the two aspects or overweighting one of the aspect, thus impairing the overall reflection of urban ecological and environmental characteristics. From the status in quo and discipline currents of ecology and environmental science, and the combining trend of ecological indices and environmental indices in China and abroad, this paper bring forward the basic principles of integrating urban ecological and environmental indices, and integrate them into a united index system using quantitative methods. Finally, the integrated index system is designed bearing fore functional aspects, namely condition, progress, capability, and alertness. Basing on the methodologies of sustainable development and systematic studies, some attempts are taken during the research, such as attaching the importance of recovery ability of environment and ecosystem, emphasizing the necessity for building the mechanism of system alertness, combining some quantitative analysis in the qualitative analysis, etc., so as to improve the practicability and controllability of index system in the dramatic urban development.

Key words: ecology and environment, integrating index sys, urban development

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  • X171