Development of a dynamic strategy planning theory and system for sustainable river basin land use management

Ching Ho Chen, Wei Lin Liu, Shu Liang Liaw, Chien Hwa Yu

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Abstract

Land use management is central to government planning for sustainable development. The main purpose of this study is to develop a novel strategy planning theory and system to assist responsible authorities in obtaining alternatives of sustainable top river basin land use management. The concepts and theory of system analysis, driving force-state-response (DSR) framework, and system dynamics are used to establish the DSR dynamic strategy planning procedure in this work. The integrated management of the land, water, and air resources of a river basin system is considered in the procedure. Two modified land use management procedures combined with the DSR dynamic strategy planning procedure are developed in this work. Based on the DSR dynamic strategy planning procedure, the sustainable river basin land use management DSR dynamic decision support system (SRBLUM-DSRD-DSS) is developed by using the Vensim, MS Excel, ArcView, and Visual Basic software. The concepts of object-orientation are used to develop the system dynamic optimization and simulation models of SRBLUM-DSRD-DSS. Based on the modified land use management procedures, SRBLUM-DSRD-DSS is used to assist decision makers in generating the land use plans of the Nankan river basin in Taoyuan County of Taiwan. Since the decisions of land, water and air resources management are still made at different agencies, the land use management system should be modified based on the innovational procedure to implement the management strategy developed in this work. The results show that the modified land use management procedures can be a guidance for the governments in modifying the systems and regulation of urban and regional plans in Taiwan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-37
Number of pages21
JournalScience of the Total Environment
Volume346
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Jun 2005

Keywords

  • DSR framework
  • Integrated management of land-water-air resources
  • Strategy planning
  • Sustainable river basin land use management
  • System analysis
  • System dynamics

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