Study on Synthetic Assessment of Regional Sustainable Development in Qingyang Based on the Theory of Meta Index
Based on meta index theory, this paper proposes an indicator system and a synthetic assessment model, which is used to assess the regional sustainable development on county level for Qingyang. And then, the paper respectively analyzes the characters of temporal and spatial evolvement on the subregional sustainable development in Qingyang from 1990 to 2008. The outcome shows that the integrated sustainability as a whole increased gradually from 1990 to 2008, where the driving force is due to the rapid growing of the economy and society along with the cost of abundant resources consumption and ecosystem degradation. At present, the integrated sustainability in some counties began to decrease.
Helen Zhang, Gang Shen and David Jin
C. Y. Lu et al., "Study on Synthetic Assessment of Regional Sustainable Development in Qingyang Based on the Theory of Meta Index", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 204-210, pp. 788-791, 2011