PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2021, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (1): 40-49.doi: 10.18306/dlkxjz.2021.01.004

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Two-wheel driven construction of characteristic tourist towns under the background of new urbanization

LI Bohua1,2,3(), LI Xue1, CHEN Xinxin1, DOU Yindi1,2,3, LIU Peilin1,2,3   

  1. 1. College of Geography and Tourism, Hengyang Normal University, Hengyang 421002, Hunan, China
    2. Research Establishment for Human Settlement, Hengyang 421002, Hunan, China
    3. Cooperative Innovation Center for Digitalization of Cultural Heritage in Ancient Villages and Towns, Hengyang 421002, Hunan, China
  • Received:2020-06-30 Revised:2020-11-28 Online:2021-01-28 Published:2021-03-28
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China(41501191);Natural Science Foundation of Hunan Province(2018JJ3009);Key Program of Education Department of Hunan Province(18A334);Scientific Research Project of Education Department of Hunan Province for Outstanding Young People(20B085);Review Committee Project of Hunan Social Science(XSP20YBC406);Review Committee Project of Hunan Social Science(XSP21ZDA003);Postgraduate Scientific Research Innovation Project of Hunan Province(CX20190983);Postgraduate Scientific Research Innovation Project of Hunan Province(CX20190978)

Abstract:

Under the background of new urbanization, characteristic tourist towns, as an important carrier of rural-urban integration and rural revitalization, undertake multiple functions such as industrial development, cultural heritage preservation, community management, spatial integration, and ecological optimization. Currently, characteristic tourist towns face problems such as the lack of integration of industrial and urban activities, and the lack of distinctive characteristics. Therefore, from the perspective of industrial integration and landscape reconstruction, a two-wheel driven mechanism for the construction of characteristic tourist towns is discussed. The research results show that: 1) With regard to realizing the transformation and upgrading of characteristic tourist towns development through industrial integration: on the basis of recognizing shared features of industries and identifying their unique characteristics, industrial integration can be realized through the use of integration methods. In this way, the strong effects of industrial integration on population, industrial, consumption, service, spatial, and ecological agglomerations are stimulated to promote the economic, social, and ecological construction of characteristic tourist towns. 2) With regard to realizing genetic inheritance in characteristic tourist towns development through landscape reconstruction: through identifying landscape genes, extracting landscape nodes, combining landscape corridors, and constructing landscape forms, the blueprint for the construction of cultural landscape of characteristic tourist towns can be drawn. This path highlights the cultural genes of characteristic tourist towns. 3) Combining industrial integration and landscape reconstruction to form a two-wheel driven mechanism for the construction of characteristic tourist towns: Under the premise of identifying landscape genes and determining the identity of characteristic tourist towns, industrial integration can be carried out. At the same time, the integration results can be used to extract landscape nodes to form tourism channels. Thus, the social space functions are integrated and a harmonious landscape form is formed. It provides a highly integrated development path of industrialization and specialization for characteristic tourist towns.

Key words: new urbanization, characteristic tourist towns, industrial integration, landscape reconstruction, landscape genes