Resources Science ›› 2016, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (5): 837-846.doi: 10.18402/resci.2016.05.04

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The suitability pattern of territorial development in the Yellow River Delta under national strategy

ZHANG Shumin1(), ZHANG Baolei2()   

  1. 1. Institute of Regional Economic Research,Shandong University of Finance and Economics,Jinan 250014,China
    2. College of population,Resources and Environment,Shandong Normal University,Jinan 250014,China
  • Received:2015-12-10 Revised:2016-02-05 Online:2016-05-25 Published:2016-05-23


The implementation of national strategy has an impact on regional suitability and promotes regional land and resource development. The analysis of the suitability pattern of territorial development under the background of national strategy is a scientific foundation through which to optimize spatial patterns and promote coordinated development. We took the Yellow River Delta as our study area,the years 2006,2009 and 2012,and constructed a comprehensive evaluation index system of national development regarding development constraint,development demand and development potential. We evaluated single factors using a GIS spatial clustering method,carried out a comprehensive evaluation at the county level using the weighted summation method model,and explored the influence of regional strategy on suitability. We found that in 2012 the evaluation values of land development suitability was low with only 0.363,and the evaluation values of development constraint,demand and potential were 0.223,0.081,0.059 respectively. Spatially,the distributed characteristics of land development suitability had a feature of central > eastern > western,meaning that Dongying City was the highest suitability region,and counties in eastern were generally of higher suitability than counties in the west. During the year 2006- 2009,due to development demand and potential reduced,even resources and environment constraints weakened,the development suitability of the area decreased apparently. After the implementation of the national strategy,the development demand and potential increased,even resources and environment constraints enhanced because of continuous use despite of the efforts of environment protection,the development suitability of the area showed the trend of increasing. This gives us the warning,in the future process of industrialization and urbanization,we should pay particular attention to enhance the reasonable use of resources and management as well as to the environment protection and restoration.

Key words: national strategy, development suitability, high-efficiency ecological economic zone in Yellow River Delta