PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2014, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (8): 1011-1018.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2014.08.001

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Comprehensive geographic analysis and discussion on strategies for post-earthquake recovery and reconstruction in Ludian, Yunnan Province

Jie FAN1,2(), Chuansheng WANG1,2, Qing TANG1,2(), Yong XU1,2, Dong CHEN1,2   

  1. 1. Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
    2. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
  • Online:2014-08-25 Published:2014-08-25


Earthquake area has the most intense interactions between the various spheres of the earth surface and human-environment relationship is under great stress. In-depth comprehensive geographic study has significant implications for the coordination of the human-environment relationship and the promotion of regional sustainable development in such area. This paper analyzes the resource and environmental conditions and regional development of Ludian County before the earthquake. We found that this region has vulnerable ecological environment, high population density, widespread poverty, strong dependence of production and livelihood systems on natural resources, and the resources and environment have been chronically under stress. Accordingly, this paper proposes that an evaluation of the resources and environmental carrying capacity should be carried out imminently for the area, sound recovery and reconstruction plans should be made, regional sustainable development based on innovation of the system and institutions should be promoted, and systematic disaster prevention and reduction research and overall planning at the periphery and in the adjacent mountainous areas of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau should be initiated.

Key words: the earthquake area, post-earthquake recovery and reconstruction, comprehensive geographic analysis, coping strategy, Ludian County, Yunnan Province

CLC Number: 

  • K909