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Evaluation of coal resource based cities transition in China

Zhu, Z. (2018) Evaluation of coal resource based cities transition in China.

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Abstract:Sustainable development and energy restructuring has became corn concepts in recently decades. Coal industry and coal resource-based cities play an important role in the energy transition process. Most scholars studied industrial assistance and transition. This paper will further expand the research field, in addition to the industry, but also focus on the social and environmental issues of coal cities. This article firstly define the concept of the coal resource-based city and determine the scope of China's coal resource-based city, secondly summarizes the characteristics and classification of coal resource-based city. This paper introduces the obstacles which coal resource-based cities are facing in the process of urban development, summarizes the different strategies and model which are adopted by domestic coal resource-based cities and ground these model theories by case studies which are Huaibei, Fuxin and Erdos. On this basis, various domestic and foreign literature were collected and sorted out and summarized the successful cases of the transformation of foreign coal resource-based cities which including Ruhr(Germany), Kyushu(Japan) and Pittsburgh(U.S.). Based on the analysis of domestic and international transformation model, the paper provides corresponding suggestions from the following five dimensions: organizational specification, industry structure optimization, environmental improvement, regulation support and boost the development of science technology, to policy makers and relevant decision makers.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:43 environmental science
Programme:Environmental and Energy Management MSc (69319)
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