JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 2019, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (7): 1417-1428.doi: 10.31497/zrzyxb.20190706

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The rational assessment of developing transformation and obstacle diagnosis for resources exhausted cities : A case study of Daye, Hubei

HUANG Tian-neng1,2, LI Jiang-feng1, XU Jin-long3, LIAO Xiao-li1   

  1. 1. School of Public Administration of China University of Geosciences, Wuhan 430074, China;
    2. Economic and Trade College of Guangxi University of Finance and Economics, Nanning 530003, China;
    3. School of Public Administration of South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510641, China
  • Received:2019-01-11 Online:2019-07-28 Published:2019-07-28

Abstract: The performance evaluation of transformation and the diagnosis of obstacle factors are important basis for sustainable development of resource-exhausted cities. Based on the connotation of transitional development, this paper constructed an evaluation index system from the aspects of economic development, improvement of people's livelihood, resource utilization, environmental remediation and industrial transformation. The improved TOPSIS method was used to evaluate the rationality of transitional development and obstacle factors of Daye city in Hubei province from 2007 to 2016. The results show that: (1) Daye city has made remarkable achievements in transitional development, and the performance evaluation scores of the 10-year transformation are above 0.9 from 2007 to 2016. Two phases are identified, 2007-2010 and 2011-2016. The first stage witnessed the beginning of the transition, and industrial succession, and the performance was unstable, from 0.9976 in 2007 to 0.9998 in 2008, and fell to 0.9098 in 2010. The second stage is a period of stable transformation, and the performance of transitional development was steadily improved, during which evaluation scores increased from 0.9142 to 0.9458. (2) The main obstacle factors affecting the transformation and development of Daye are consistent in the ten years. The order of obstacle degree of factors from strong to weak is: the number of hidden danger points of mine geological disasters, urban registered unemployment rate, the added value of high-tech industry to GDP, and the comprehensive utilization of industrial solid waste, per capita disposable income of rural residents and general budgetary revenue of local finance. Based on the evaluation results, the work proposal for the future transitional development of Daye city was put forward.

Key words: rationality assessment, developing transformation, obstacle factors, Daye