PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2004, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (1): 96-104.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2004.01.011

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Analysis of the Coordination of Ecological Economy in Urban-Suburb District Based on Ecological Footprint Model

WANG Shuhua1, ZHANG Yifeng2, MAO Hanying2   

  1. 1. Institute of Water Resources in Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084,China;
    2. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,CAS,Beijing 100101,China
  • Received:2003-07-01 Revised:2003-10-01 Online:2004-01-24 Published:2004-01-24


By taking an urban-suburb district, Xinle city, as an example, this paper applies the ecological footprint indicator to value the coordination state of the regional ecological economy. After research, we can draw a series of conclusions as follows: (1) The supply and need shows an uneven character, ecological deficit is serious, and the coordination state in Xinle city is not optimistic; (2) The structure of supply-need shows an obvious dissymmetry ; (3) The natural resources usage of this city is higher than that of whole country and that of the eastern area. Finally, the authors analyze the reasons of ecological deficit and the feasible measures to reduce it. On the base of above analyses, this paper uses the results of ecological footprint and the formula of development capability to calculate the diversity index and the development capability. Through the calculation, we can draw a conclusion that the diversity index of Xinle county is 0.8996 and the development capability of the ecological economy system is 1.2918, and the research example have a higher development capability. The most important approach to improving the development capability is increase the diversity of ecological footpring.

Key words: ecological footprint, harmonious development, urban-suburb district