GIS-based coastal area suitability assessment of geo-environmental factors in Laoshan district, Qingdao

C. Y. Ju, Y. G. Jia, H. X. Shan, C. W. Tang, W. J. Ma
2012 Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences  
<p><strong>Abstract.</strong> With increasing urbanization, particularly in the coastal regions of developing countries, the development of disaster management schemes is needed as the losses from a single event can destroy decades of development and threaten local populations, buildings and infrastructure. Geo-environmental suitability is often evaluated systematically in order to assess the nature of hazards and their potential damage to human life, land, buildings and other property. A
more » ... ility assessment will indicate the priorities for geological and environmental hazard management. This paper presents a geological environment suitability assessment that aims to identify grading in a current seaside urban development and develop practices to aid in the identification of hidden geological and environmental hazards. The Laoshan area in the city of Qingdao was used as a case study because it constitutes a good example of a developing city with geological and environmental threats. Also, urban plans have been drawn up here with insufficient or absent information on losses from potential natural hazards.</p>
doi:10.5194/nhess-12-143-2012 fatcat:p73ia6mv5bdqhc4q7qak23qu6m