JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 2013, Vol. 28 ›› Issue (7): 1130-1138.doi: 10.11849/zrzyxb.2013.07.005

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Strategic Analysis and Ecological Patern of Urban Waterfront: A Case Study of Maluan Bay in Xiamen City

YU Hai-xia1, XU Li-qiang2, CHEN Xiao-hong1, ZHANG Qiang1   

  1. 1. Guangdong Key Laboratory for Urbanization and GEO-simulation, School of Geography and Planning, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China;
    2. Pearl River Hydraulic Research Institute of PRWRC, Guangzhou 510611, China
  • Received:2012-07-02 Revised:2013-01-17 Online:2013-07-20 Published:2013-07-20


Bay-type city is a recognization of cities in terms of spatial development morphology, it is also a kind of goal-directed promoting urban development. Recognization of bay-type city and ecological construction of waterfront space are of great importance to the development of cities. Based on the scarcity of gulf resources, this article specifies the significance to the optimization of city space and maintenance and improvement of urban ecological system by defining the bay-type cities as well as waterfront areas, and analyzing the characteristics of their space structure. Due to the fact that location advantage plays an important role in the determination of urban characteristics, urban scale, industrial structure, development trend and strategies, the author brings forward the development orientation of bay-style cities on the basis of their dominance, and also determines their strategic goal and general development direction by analyzing the location advantage. Accordingly, optimization of ecological pattern is adjusted and controlled, which is the emphasis and key point to realize the ecologicalization of urban structure, and also the foundation to construct the basic ecological framework and the earth utilization framework. Based on the region component of urban ecology system and function difference, the basic ecological frameworks of ecological caring section in Maluan Bay, ecological rebuilding section and ecological transition section have been established, which accounts 22%, 70% and 8% of the 69 km2 key area respectively. On the basis of expanding waterfront space of bay-type cities, this article aims to construct a urban function group of great variety and equilibrium layout by balanced calculation of earth utilization in ecological rebuilding section and division of function areas, eventually to realize the dynamic integration of functions in different areas.

Key words: bay-type city, waterfront space, strategic status, ecological pattern

CLC Number: 

  • X171.1