PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2002, Vol. 21 ›› Issue (3): 249-258.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2002.03.007

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A Research on Sustainable Development of Resource-based Cities under Globalization


  1. Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research,CAS, Beijing 100101 China
  • Received:2002-02-01 Revised:2002-03-01 Online:2002-05-24 Published:2002-05-24

Abstract: Resource based cities are one principal type of the cities in China. Facing the globalization and the rapid development of marketing system in China, sustainable development of the resource based cities is becoming an important issue of stability of society and sustainable development of economy. Economic globalization will have impact on the distribution of resources and the integration of resource industry, and it is both opportunity and challenge to sustainable development. Based on the analysis of opportunity and challenge, the paper proposes following countermeasures: ① adapting the trend of globalization ,making good use of advantage of resources, and growing preponderant industries; ② improving the efficiency of resources use, and gradually leading resource intensive industries to technology intensive industries; ③ effectively protecting resources, and realizing sustainable use of resources and sustainable development of economy; ④ consummating market system to facilitate the reasonable use of resources. Finally, taking Tongchuan city as an example, the measures of sustainable development are put forward.

Key words: globalization, resource based city, sustainable development

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