Transforming a Resource-Based City into a Sustainable Development City: The Case of Jiyuan, China

6 Pages Posted: 11 Jan 2017 Last revised: 13 Jan 2017

Gabriele Bendayana

Tongji University - UNEP TONGJI IESD, College of Environmental Science

Tianlin Deng

Tongji University - UNEP TONGJI IESD, College of Environmental Science

Margherita E. Turvanic

Tongji University - UNEP TONGJI IESD, College of Environmental Science

Fengting Li

Tongji University - UNEP TONGJI IESD, College of Environmental Science

Date Written: October 30, 2016

Abstract

The National People Congress in 2013 stated the need to provide impulse and guidance for a transformation of the Chinese resource-based cities into sustainable cities. This paper considers the transformation path realized in a small Chinese resource-based city in China. The city of Jiyuan has been designated as a priority city to explore different models of sustainable development and has been upgraded to National Sustainable Development Experimental Zone. The study aims to assess its transformation path to a new status of sustainability by using an indicator especially designed for resource-based cities and inspired by the Urban sustainability index. We provide a quantitative analysis of sustainability’s drive for a five-year period that covers a pre 2013 situation and a post 2013 period.

Keywords: China, indicator, Jiyuan, resource-based cities, sustainability

Suggested Citation

Bendayana, Gabriele and Deng, Tianlin and Turvanic, Margherita E. and Li, Fengting, Transforming a Resource-Based City into a Sustainable Development City: The Case of Jiyuan, China (October 30, 2016). OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 09, No. 10, pp. 35-40, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2896521

Gabriele Bendayana (Contact Author)

Tongji University - UNEP TONGJI IESD, College of Environmental Science ( email )

1239 Siping Road
Shanghai 200092, 200092
China

Tianlin Deng

Tongji University - UNEP TONGJI IESD, College of Environmental Science ( email )

Tongji University
Shanghai, 200092
China

Margherita E. Turvanic

Tongji University - UNEP TONGJI IESD, College of Environmental Science ( email )

1239 Siping Road
Shanghai 200092, 200092
China

Fengting Li

Tongji University - UNEP TONGJI IESD, College of Environmental Science ( email )

1239 Siping Road
Shanghai 200092, 200092
China

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