Research on Rural Environments’ Effects on Well-Being : The Huizhou Area in China

Ma, Xingmeng and Su, Xin and Guo, Yanlong and Zhang, Linfu (2024) Research on Rural Environments’ Effects on Well-Being : The Huizhou Area in China. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 13 (6): 189. ISSN 2220-9964

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Abstract

The Huizhou region is an important area of traditional Chinese culture, and currently, the state of the village’s surroundings in this area is still not perfect. In this study, seven districts (counties) in the Huizhou region were selected for research. The Rural Habitat Environment (RHES) Indicator Program is based on the concept of Socio-Economic-Natural Complex Ecosystems (SENCE) and constructs 18 metrics in three dimensions. Trends and influencing factors were analyzed using entropy weight TOPSIS and a Grey Relational Analysis (GRA) for the years 2013–2022, and spatial and temporal evolution was measured using Geographic Information Systems (GISs). The findings show that the composite index for the Huizhou region grew from 2013 (0.3197) to 2022 (0.6806). Second, the Tunxi District belongs to the high index–high economy category. The Shexian, Xiuning, and Qimen counties belong to the high index–low economy category. Huizhou District and Huangshan District belong to the low index–high economy category. Yixian County belongs to the low index–low economy category. Third, all districts (counties) show an upward trend, and Huangshan District has the best RHES condition. Shexian County ranks relatively low in the comprehensive index.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information
Uncontrolled Keywords:
/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1900/1903
Subjects:
?? computers in earth sciencesearth and planetary sciences (miscellaneous)geography, planning and development ??
ID Code:
221391
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Deposited On:
17 Jun 2024 14:25
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Yes
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Published
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16 Jul 2024 01:18