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Evaluation of Development Potentials of the Fuliang County

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DOI: 10.23977/pree.2021.020101 | Downloads: 10 | Views: 1605

Author(s)

Sishen Wang 1, Jie Wang 2, Han Wu 1

Affiliation(s)

1 College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Zhejiang University, No.866, Yuhangtang Road, Hangzhou, China
2 Center for Balance Architecture, Zhejiang University, No.148 Tianmushan Road, Hangzhou, China

Corresponding Author

Sishen Wang

ABSTRACT

Chinese rural regions are under dramatic development in the recent years. Development potentials of villages were evaluated to identify different essential conditions and suitability for future development. This study focuses on 157 official villages in the Fuliang County (Jiangxi, China) and evaluates their development potentials based on their physical conditions, which include transportation, population, income of villagers, infrastructure, vegetation, environment and previous land cover changes of developed land within the surrounding areas of each village. The final score is calculated by summing up different weighted scores of different categories for each village. Besides, inverse distance weighting (IDW) images of both the final score of development potentials and each categories’ results were made and compared to illustrate the final result. The study found that villages in the southern and northern regions have higher development potentials than villages in the eastern and western regions, mainly because of higher income of villagers, better accessibility and a larger population. Finally, five development zones were identified and analysed based on their location and development potentiality, and potential strategies were put forward individually for future developments.

KEYWORDS

Evaluation, Fuliang County, development potentials, official village

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Sishen Wang, Jie Wang, Han Wu. Evaluation of Development Potentials of the Fuliang County. Population, Resources & Environmental Economics (2021) 2: 1-18. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23977/pree.2021.020101.

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