Valley Density Evaluation and Typical Development Pattern in Mountainous Areas of Beijing

Based on geographical differences and space differentiation, valley economy is a new pattern and new perspective for the development of mountainous areas, integrating ecological protection, industrial nurture, and village integration. On the basis of natural and geographical differentiation of valley, we give an overview of the spatial distribution of valley in mountainous areas of Beijing and spatial difference in valley density, and sum up the typical development pattern of valley economy, using DEM data. The results show that the spatial distribution of valley presents an asymmetric shape of inverted V or branch; Miyun, Yanqing, and Changping have great valley density, while Pinggu, Fangshan and Mentougou have small valley density; there is a significant positive relationship between valley density and the spatial distribution of river, reservoir. The development pattern of valley economy is divided into five types: leisure and high-end upgrade-based pattern, ecological development and transition demonstration-based pattern, folk culture and creation-driven pattern, scenic spots-driven and valley-linked pattern and leisure agriculture and specialty-led pattern.


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Issue Date:
2012-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/144779
Published in:
Asian Agricultural Research, Volume 04, Issue 12
Page range:
33-48
Total Pages:
6




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