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Comprehensive Assessment of Production–Living–Ecological Space Based on the Coupling Coordination Degree Model

Di Wang, Dong Jiang, Jingying Fu, Gang Lin, Jialun Zhang
2020 Sustainability  
Production–living–ecological (PLE) space is the basic site of all human activities. The coordinated development of these three spaces is an important prerequisite for achieving sustainable development goals. However, a quantitative assessment of the overall coordination among these three spaces is limited in current research. This paper built an indicator system and a coupling coordination degree model to comprehensively assess the development status of PLE space in China. The statuses of 340
more » ... e statuses of 340 prefecture-level cities across the country from 2005 to 2015 were analyzed. The results showed that the national average first increased from 0.435 in 2005 to 0.452 in 2010 and then dropped to 0.445 in 2015. There was an obvious distribution line between slightly unbalanced cities and moderately balanced cities, close to the famous "Hu Huanyong Line." Most provincial capital cities were between the slightly unbalanced class and barely balanced class. Only Fuzhou in Fujian Province exceeded the barely balanced class in 2015. This paper provides several references for other developing cities to achieve sustainable and coordinated development.
doi:10.3390/su12052009 fatcat:she23jmntbgmtiajznargxn7ou