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Potential calculation of rural settlements consolidation: a case study of Tianchang City in Anhui Province
Author(s): Xiaofeng Zhao; Xianjin Huang; Li Li; Jing Fan
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Paper Abstract

Rural settlements consolidation plays an important role for improving the rural residential habitation, and increasing the intensive land use. This paper aims to analyze the current situation, features and problems of rural settlements, and calculate the theoretical and realistic potential of rural settlements consolidation in Tianchang City, in order to provide references for new round of land use planning. Methods of field survey, hierarchy analysis, land targets per capita, modified coefficient on limited conditions and GIS is employed. The results indicate that: (1) The total area of rural settlements was 15,496.31hm2 in 2005, and the area of rural settlements per capita was 332.66m2, far more than standard of 150m2. (2) The comprehensive modified coefficient in 15 towns is from 0.47 to 0.96, which indicates the ability and possibility of the realization of theoretical potential. (3) The theoretical potential is 9,746.09 hm2 and the realistic potential is 7,124.94hm2 from 2005 to 2020. (4) The spatial distribution between rate of theoretical potential and realistic potential is incompletely consistent.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7752, PIAGENG 2010: Photonics and Imaging for Agricultural Engineering, 77520V (4 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.887828
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Xiaofeng Zhao, Nanjing Univ. (China)
Xianjin Huang, Nanjing Univ. (China)
Li Li, Nanjing Univ. (China)
Jing Fan, Bureau of Land Resource Management (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7752:
PIAGENG 2010: Photonics and Imaging for Agricultural Engineering
Honghua Tan, Editor(s)

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