Dynamic land use change and sustainable urban development in a third-tier city within Yangtze Delta

W. Gu, J. Guo, K. Fan, Hon Wan Edwin Chan

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The main purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between dynamic land use change and sustainable urban development in a typical third-tier city within Yangtze Delta. This study also attempts to provide suggestions in terms of land use cover change (LUCC) and land use intensity change (LUIC) for governments and planners to achieve better land use performance and more rational urban development. Spatial and regression analyses show LUCC rather than LUIC affects urban sustainability. Thus, implications for future city construction were proposed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-105
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia environmental sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventInternational Conference on Geographies of Health and Living in Cities [H-Cities] -
Duration: 1 Jan 2016 → …


  • Land use cover change
  • Land use intensity change
  • Sustainable urban development
  • Third-tier city

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Geography, Planning and Development

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