(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Sustainability analysis of the urban ecosystem in Guangzhou City based on information entropy between 2004 and 2010

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LIN Z. (1 2) ; XIA B. (1 3) ;
(1) Inst. of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, CHINE
(2) Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, CHINE
(3) School of Marine Sciences, Sun Yat-sen Univ., Guangzhou, CHINE


This paper analyzes the ability of the urban ecosystem in Guangzhou City to sustain development from the perspective of entropy. The research was carried out in 3 steps. First, an evaluation index system that considers the ability of the urban ecosystem for sustainable development was formed based on the structures and functions of the urban ecosystem and the change in the entropy of the urban socioeconomic ecosystem. Second, the sustainable development ability assessment model for the urban ecosystem was built using information entropy. Last, by combining the time series variation of the evaluation indicators with the entropy weights, this paper analyzed the influence of the combined factors on the sustainable development ability of the urban ecosystem in Guangzhou and suggested some measures to promote the sustainable development of the urban ecosystem in Guangzhou


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2013, vol. 23, no3 [pp. 417-435]

Bibliographic references : 44 ref.

Collation : 4 fig., 3 tabl.



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