JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 2014, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (4): 633-642.doi: 10.11849/zrzyxb.2014.04.008

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Analysis on the Waterfront Resources Utilization Change and Reasonableness along the Yangtze River in Jiangsu Province

CHEN Cheng1, ZHEN Yun-peng2   

  1. 1. Nanjing Institute of Geograhpy & Limnology, CAS, Nanjing 210008, China;
    2. Wuhan Geomatics Institute, Wuhan 430022, China
  • Received:2013-01-02 Revised:2013-08-20 Online:2014-04-20 Published:2014-04-20
  • About author:10.11849/zrzyxb.2014.04.008


Scientific management of waterfront comprehensive utilization has an important effect on sustainable development in the area along the Yangtze River. Many papers published have discussed the methods of the waterfront resources evaluation, but little attention has been given to study on the waterfront resources utilization change. In this paper, based on the comparative analysis of definitions on the types of waterfront utilization, the method of classifying waterfront resource utilization was established. Then, the database consisted of the variation information about waterfront resources utilization has been constructed. Later, the matrix which reflects the waterfront utilization change was set up, and the analysis of relationship between the type of waterfront utilization and the class of waterfront resource was carried out. In the end, the characteristics of waterfront utilization change were explored, the reasonable level of waterfront utilization was given, and the advice on enhancing waterfront utilization's benefits was put forward. Empirical analysis of the waterfront along the Yangtze River in Jiangsu Province shows that since 2002, the waterfront resources utilization has expanded rapidly, the utilization ratio exceeded 37.5%. In the north bank area, industury holds a leading position in the process of waterfront utilization expansion; on the contrary, waterfront utilization increased drived by the "two engines" of port and industry in the south bank area. As a whole, waterfront utilization expansion for industry tends to dominate. For waterfront of port, warehouse and industry, organic constitution of waterfront resources quality is more matched with the utilization demands, and the change is more reasonable. Although, a large part of the waterfront resources with high quality was used for industry, occupied more part of waterfront resources which should be used for port, and had a huge negative effect on waterfront utilization benefits. In the future, stricter rule for waterfront utilization should be made to control utilization for industry, encourage utilization for port, and maximize the waterfront utilization benefits.

Key words: waterfront utilization change, waterfront resource, area along the Yangtze River in Jiangsu Province, type of waterfront utilization

CLC Number: 

  • P748