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Journal of Mountain Science

, Volume 11, Issue 5, pp 1372–1382 | Cite as

The “valley economy” model of regional development: A case study of mountain areas in Beijing, northern China

  • Chun-la Liu
  • Ming-xing Chen
  • Zhi-peng TangEmail author
  • Wei-dong Liu
  • Da-dao Lu
  • Yi-feng Zhang
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Abstract

A case study is presented of a regional development model for valley economies in the mountain areas of Beijing, China. The nature and framework of the valley economy model are described and the development of the model, which is specific to the mountain areas of Beijing, is analyzed. Five different valley economy models applied in the Beijing mountain areas are compared. The major purpose of the valley economy model is to develop the regional economy, including the selection of appropriate industries, the allocation of industrial space, the establishment of supply chains and the integration of various industries. Pilot experiments using the valley economy model have been conducted in seven counties (districts) in Beijing: Pinggu, Huairou, Changping, Mentougou, and Fangshan districts, and Yanqing and Miyun counties. Five models for developing the Beijing mountain areas have been explored, including: creative cultural industries, characteristic industry clusters, the promotion of large tourist areas, natural scenic tourism and folk cultural tourism. Each model has its own unique features and potential to help in the regional development of mountain areas.

Keywords

Beijing Mountainous areas Regional development Valley economy model 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chun-la Liu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ming-xing Chen
    • 1
  • Zhi-peng Tang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Wei-dong Liu
    • 1
  • Da-dao Lu
    • 1
  • Yi-feng Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources ResearchChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.University of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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