PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2001, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (3): 247-253.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2001.03.007

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A Blue Print of Land Use Region Based on Regional Indicator System for Sustainable Land Use in China

CHEN Bai ming   

  1. Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources, CAS, Bejing 100101, China
  • Received:2001-08-01 Revised:2001-08-01 Online:2001-08-24 Published:2001-08-24

Abstract: Developing indicator system of sustainability for land resources is one of the preferential scopes in sciences and technology put forward in Agenda 21st Century for each country. The Ministry of Land and Resources has started to deal with this project. The paper probes into the land use regions served to establish regional indicator system for sustainable land use, and displays notable divergences of different evaluation criteria of the grades of sustainable land use and diversity of indicator types within indicator system in different areas in China. Based on principles including relative identity between natural characters and land use conditions within an area, notable divergences in thresholds of main indicators or same indicators in different systems in different areas, and the integrity of administrative divisions, ten land use regions have carried out on the basis of comprehensive analysis of characters of land use patterns, environmental conditions, and management measures in different areas, and these ten land use regions are the regional scope for establishing regional indicator system for sustainable land use.

Key words: blue print, division of land use region, indicator system, land for sustainable use

CLC Number: 

  • F321