Analysis of land-use scenarios for urban sustainable development: A case study of Lijiang City

  • Dong R
  • Xu H
  • Gou Y
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A scientific approach to urban planning is required to ensure
environmental protection and ecological sustainability. This paper
presents a range of urban land-use scenarios and their implications for
urban development and economic demand in the Old Town of Lijiang. Using
geographic information system (GIS) and questionnaire analysis, three
future urban planning scenarios were created based on data and
storylines for the Lijiang region. In all scenarios, urban growth arises
from population increase due to tourism and economic change. However,
the spatial patterns differ due to varying assumptions about urban
development processes or purposes. The modelling results are
successfully illustrated in the scope of possible land-use scenarios for
the future and provide useful input for starting discussions on future
urban development planning.

Author-supplied keywords

  • GIS
  • World Heritage Site
  • land-use scenarios
  • sustainable development
  • urban ecosystem

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