Cultivated Land Area Change in Shenzhen and Its Socio-Economic Driving Forces Based on STIRPAT Model

Li Shenghui, Yin Qi


The purpose of this paper is to analyze the relationship between prosperous level and cultivated land area were analyzed in Shenzhen city, Method of the STIRPAT model. The results showed that there was no main cause for cultivated land reduction in Guangzhou city (Zhang, 1999). However, population change, changes of the urbanization rate and proportion of the tertiary-industry added value to regional GDP of the area all play important role in the cultivated land reduction. In the scope of observational data, the relationship between the prosperous level and the cultivated land area was not similar to the environmental kuznets curve (EKC). Accordingly, several suggestions were proposed in the study to mitigate the pressure of cultivated land reduction, including population control, urbanization level improvement, industrial structure adjustment, and economic growth mode transition, etc (Cai & Zhang, 2005).

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