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Evaluation and zoning of various urban land spaces based on restrictive indicators: the case of Shanghai, China

Hefeng Wang (Hebei University of Engineering, Handan, China)
Yuan Cao (Hebei University of Engineering, Handan, China)
Xinxia Liu (Hebei University of Engineering, Handan, China)
Yantao Yang (Hebei University of Engineering, Handan, China)

World Journal of Engineering

ISSN: 1708-5284

Article publication date: 7 August 2017

Abstract

Purpose

Using Shanghai as an example, the purpose of this paper is to perform grade evaluation and zoning for different land use spaces by GIS by identifying the major restrictive factors in current socio-economic development.

Design/methodology/approach

Based on short plate theory, 11 major restrictive indicators that will restrict socio-economic development in Shanghai are identified, and urban land is divided into four subspaces and the restrictive grade evaluation of urban land subspace is achieved with GIS spatial analysis; then, land development zoning is processed according to the results of the evaluation.

Findings

In all, 11 major restrictive indicators that will restrict socio-economic development in Shanghai are identified. The restrictive grades of the agricultural production, urban construction and ecological protection subspaces are mainly common, weak and weaker, and the relatively strong restrictive grade of industrial development subspace is mainly concentrated in the more developed industrial districts (counties). The areas of the common and good regions of constructive development and ecological development zones account for 87.4 and 98.3 per cent of each total area, respectively, and urban land still has significant development potential in Shanghai.

Originality/value

This paper proposes various urban land space evaluations and zoning strategies based on restrictive indicators and perspectives, enriching the ideas and methods of urban land use evaluation.

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Acknowledgements

Foundation items: supported by Hebei Education Department Scientific research program of China (No. QN2016236) and Doctoral Foundation of Hebei University of Engineering (No.20120149).

Citation

Wang, H., Cao, Y., Liu, X. and Yang, Y. (2017), "Evaluation and zoning of various urban land spaces based on restrictive indicators: the case of Shanghai, China", World Journal of Engineering, Vol. 14 No. 4, pp. 307-317. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJE-08-2016-0052

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