Journal of Resources and Ecology ›› 2019, Vol. 10 ›› Issue (5): 559-568.DOI: 10.5814/j.issn.1674-764X.2019.05.013

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Comprehensive Assessment of Sustainable Tourism-oriented Revitalization in a Historic District: A Case Study of Qianmen Area, Beijing, China

ZHU He1,2,*(), WANG Jingru3, ZHANG Xiyue4   

  1. 1.Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
    2.Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
    3.Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland, MD 20742, USA
    4.Department of Tourism and MICE Management, Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology, Beijing 102617, China
  • Received:2019-04-05 Accepted:2019-07-20 Online:2019-09-30 Published:2019-10-11
  • Contact: ZHU He
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China(41801139);Science and Technology Support Program of the Institute of Geographic Sciences & Natural Resources Research, CAS(Y8V80105YZ);Social Science Planning Project of Beijing Municipal Education Commission(SM201810017002);The Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences(XDA23100302)


Tourism-oriented revitalization of historic districts has been identified as a form of sustainability which is believed to contribute to both conservation and development. Comprehensive assessments of the effects of such tourism-oriented revitalizations in historic districts are thus a great challenge, and are needed to support sustainable development and management efforts. In this study criteria and indicators were identified by using the AHP method with experts scoring four aspects on two levels. We assess a case in China using this system and outputs indicated infrastructure and environment performed best, while the score for residents’ living condition and participation was the lowest. Finally, we offer some suggestions to improve the relatively poor status in order to assist historic districts in achieving sustained revitalization.

Key words: comprehensive assessment, sustainable tourism-oriented revitalization, historic district, China