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Investigation of a coupling model of coordination between urbanization and the environment

Abstract: 
Using China's coastal cities as a case study, this paper presents a comprehensive index system for assessment of the level of urbanization based on four aspects: demographic urbanization, economic urbanization, social urbanization and spatial urbanization. The developed index system also characterizes the environment based on three factors: environmental pressure, environmental level and environmental control. The findings indicate that it is necessary to substantially reduce the emissions of industrial pollutants, develop a circular economy and use resources efficiently for the long-term economic, social and environmental sustainability of the cities.
Author: 
Yangfan Li, Yi Li, Yan Zhou, Yalou Shi, Xiaodong Zhu
Institution: 
Nanjing University, Jiangsu Provincial Academy of Environmental Science
Year: 
2012
Input By: 
Linda Zhou
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Region(s): 
Country: 
China
Datatype(s): 
Indicators
Models