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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2020, 3(2); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2020.030205.

Evaluation of Ecological Carrying Capacity of Resource-Based Cities——A Case Study of Huaibei City


Jianwen Zhu, Zhengyuan Yang

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Jianwen Zhu

School of Economics, Anhui University of Finance and Economics, Bengbu, Anhui 233030, China


Urban ecological carrying capacity is an important criterion for measuring the ecological sustainable development capacity of cities. Taking Huaibei City, Anhui Province as an example, this article selects 10 indicators of ecological carrying capacity, support capacity, and pressure to construct a comprehensive evaluation index system of ecological carrying capacity. The entropy method weights the evaluation indicators, and then evaluates the ecological carrying capacity of Huaibei from the aspects of resources, environment, society, and economy. The empirical results show that the ecological carrying capacity index of Huaibei has a rising trend, rising from 0.3452 to 0.6547, indicating that the ecological carrying capacity of Huaibei City has a good development trend, but the resource consumption, environmental pollution and other problems caused by the over-reliance on the development model of coal mining still restrict the composite of "nature, economy, society"


resource-based city, Huaibei city, ecological carrying capacity

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Jianwen Zhu, Zhengyuan Yang. Evaluation of Ecological Carrying Capacity of Resource-Based Cities——A Case Study of Huaibei City. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2020) Vol. 3, Issue 2: 43-53. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2020.030205.


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