The scientific connotation of sustainable utilization of ecological space in urbanized areas
WANG Fuyuan;WANG Kaiyong;Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS;Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, CAS;
Ecological space plays an important role in ensuring the ecological security and good living environment in urbanized areas. Sustainable ecological space utilization(SESU) in urbanized areas is an important research subject during the period of urban social and economic transformation development in the human-economic geography domain in China. In order to make a systematic and comprehensive study on SESU, the concept of SESU is introduced into the human-economic geography based on the connotation of ecological space in urbanized areas. Then, a research framework including research objectives, research contents, analytical orientation and scales is proposed based on the research progress and inadequacies in the field.The framework further points out that:(1) Research goal on SESU in urbanized areas is to enhance human well-beings;(2) It is suggested that the future research should focus on spatial pattern, evolution mechanism, evaluation and regulation mechanism, as well as planning and governance of SESU in urbanized areas;(3) Regional analysis, spatial analysis and comprehensive analysis of SESU in urbanized areas should be strengthened;(4) Research requirements for different urban scales are different and targeted researches of the scale should be conducted. The paper provides new research perspectives and references for future studies on SESU in urbanized areas.