Evaluation of Smart Low-carbon Development in Major Chinese Cities

  • 1. China Film Archive (China Film Art Research Center), Beijing 100082, China;
    2. Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China;

Received date: 2016-03-22

  Revised date: 2016-09-20

  Online published: 2016-11-15

Supported by

Key program of the National Natural Science Foundation of China(71433008); General program of the National Natural Science Foundation of China(41571151).; Number of granted invention patents /1 million people (number/ 1 million people)


This study chose major Chinese cities and used the creative model of Smart Low-carbon Strength Quotient (SLSQ) to investigate the level and state of urban smart low-carbon development. The results show that: (1) three main categories of smart low-carbon cities are found; namely, leaders with high SLSQ, steady ones with average SLSQ and lagging ones with low SLSQ; (2) the SLSQ level shows a spatial change trend of diminishing from the southeast to the northwest and differing within regions; (3) the SLSQ level indicates an urban scale change trend of decreasing from the big to the small and differing within each scale; (4) the SLSQ level suggests an administrative hierarchy change trend of descending from the high to the low and differing within each class; (5) based on the SLSQ, three dynamic patterns were identified: leading mode, steady mode and preparing mode, among which the steady mode accounts for the vast majority of smart low-carbon development in major Chinese cities.

Cite this article

PANG Bo, MA Haitao . Evaluation of Smart Low-carbon Development in Major Chinese Cities[J]. Journal of Resources and Ecology, 2016 , 7(6) : 407 -417 . DOI: 10.5814/j.issn.1674-764x.2016.06.001


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