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International Journal of Frontiers in Sociology, 2022, 4(6); doi: 10.25236/IJFS.2022.040617.

Rural Settlement Improvement Potential Measurement and Revitalization Strategy Based on Point-axis Theory: an Example of Four Districts and Counties in Zhejiang Province


Ruyi Bao, Shiting Li, Wenqing Zhu

Corresponding Author:
Ruyi Bao

Department of Land Resources Management, Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China


This paper extends the connotation of point-axis theory from the equilibrium degree of existing land use in the study area. A village development potential index system and village time-distance calculation system are established, and a modified gravitational force model is constructed based on development potential values and time distance. The village and town space is reconstructed by measuring the gravitational strength to explore the development poles. At the same time, the development suitability of development axes such as rivers and roads was considered to determine different types of rural settlement development in the research area and to summarize the rural settlement improvement patterns in the sample districts and counties in the process of new urbanization. Finally, according to the framework of "point-axis analysis - type classification - model extraction - planning enhancement", the study area is used as the key county and region to explore the sample of rural settlement improvement and to promote the same type.


Rural settlement, Zhejiang province, Land use equilibrium, Point-axis theory

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Ruyi Bao, Shiting Li, Wenqing Zhu. Rural Settlement Improvement Potential Measurement and Revitalization Strategy Based on Point-axis Theory: an Example of Four Districts and Counties in Zhejiang Province. International Journal of Frontiers in Sociology (2022), Vol. 4, Issue 6: 95-102. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJFS.2022.040617.


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