Research on Spatial Sustainability of Land-Use Patterns in Urban Fringe: A Study on the Erxianguan Region, Shenzhen, China


With the rapid development of China's urbanization, the urban land has been spreading to the rural areas, leading to an increasing evolution of the land use pattern in urban fringe. The sustainability of land use in urban fringe is supposed to be significant to urban spatial expansion, urban function realization, urban economic development and ecological environment construction, while the evolution process and mechanism of land use, and problems such as "urban village", ecological destruction, waste of land resource, remain unsolved. This paper takes Erxianguan region as its research object, which has been serving as the boundary of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone for 30 years since Chinese Reform and Opening up. Based on statistics via field research, interviews and literature research, the historical changing of land use in Erxianguan urban fringe is arranged. The spatial form of land use in Erxianguan is analyzed emphatically, and two types of land use patterns are proposed: Closed street block developed from above to below; Informal patches self-organized from bottom to up. Comprehensive evaluation of the two land use patterns is conducted in consideration of social function, utilization of resources, ecological environment and cultural heritage, which aims to classify the sustainability degree, and put forward the improved direction and optimization of sustainable development of urban fringe land use.

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Wen Zhou Zhong, Southeast University, China

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Conference: ACSEE2016
Stream: Environmental Sustainability & Environmental Management: Land Use & Misuse

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