Emergy-based Urban Ecosystem Health Assessment for Typical Cities along the Belt and Road

S. H. Chen, C. Ma, M. R. Su, Y. Z. Tan, Y. F. Liu, F. X. Meng

Abstract

In order to promote construction of a green Belt and Road, it is necessary to evaluate the status of Chinese cities along the Belt and Road, amongst which urban ecosystem health is a useful indicator. Based on re-understanding of urban ecosystem health, we first proposed a new assessment framework composed of structure, function, process, and system. Subsequently, we applied the systems-oriented tool-emergy analysis-to simulate the urban ecosystem and establish the concrete assessment indicators of urban ecosystem health associated with the framework. Finally, we calculated the comprehensive urban ecosystem health index and compared the health status of 14 typical cities using the set pair analysis. The results indicated relatively high levels of urban ecosystem health in the cities of Kunming and Xi’an in 2015. Levels of urban ecosystem health in Shenzhen, Shanghai, Zhengzhou, and Beijing were relatively low, while these levels were moderate in other cities. We also proposed suggestions of improving urban health states according to the results of limiting factor analysis for different cities.

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in Harvard Style

Chen S., Ma C., Su M., Tan Y., Liu Y. and Meng F. (2018). Emergy-based Urban Ecosystem Health Assessment for Typical Cities along the Belt and Road.In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Environmental Management, Science and Engineering - Volume 1: IWEMSE, ISBN 978-989-758-344-5, pages 562-567. DOI: 10.5220/0007563105620567


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iwemse18,
author={S. H. Chen and C. Ma and M. R. Su and Y. Z. Tan and Y. F. Liu and F. X. Meng},
title={Emergy-based Urban Ecosystem Health Assessment for Typical Cities along the Belt and Road},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Workshop on Environmental Management, Science and Engineering - Volume 1: IWEMSE,},
year={2018},
pages={562-567},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007563105620567},
isbn={978-989-758-344-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the International Workshop on Environmental Management, Science and Engineering - Volume 1: IWEMSE,
TI - Emergy-based Urban Ecosystem Health Assessment for Typical Cities along the Belt and Road
SN - 978-989-758-344-5
AU - Chen S.
AU - Ma C.
AU - Su M.
AU - Tan Y.
AU - Liu Y.
AU - Meng F.
PY - 2018
SP - 562
EP - 567
DO - 10.5220/0007563105620567