Journal of Mountain Science

, Volume 9, Issue 6, pp 760–769 | Cite as

Complementary zoning frameworks for sustainable management of eco-economic capital: a case study of Lijiang, China

  • Dewei YangEmail author
  • Quanyi Qiu
  • Wenjuan Liu


We propose two zoning frameworks for regional decision-makers to regulate eco-economic capital in Lijiang, southwest China, using an index system, layer overlay, and GIS spatial analysis. The frameworks include eco-economic zoning and major function-oriented zoning, with an emphasis on ecoeconomic capital and human activities. The two frameworks share common advantages in top-down resource regulation by a certain function and the pursuit of competitiveness, sustainability and welfare fairness. Their differences in development orientation, functional links and scale suitability provide a complementary approach for regional decisionmakers. The frameworks will help to understand complex eco-economic resource patterns and foster appropriate regional regulation strategies.

Key words

Capital Eco-economic zoning GIS Function-oriented zoning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Lab of Urban Environment and Health, Institute of Urban EnvironmentChinese Academy of SciencesXiamenChina
  2. 2.Institute of Urban EnvironmentChinese Academy of SciencesXiamenChina

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