Evolution of Rural Production Space System and its Sustainable Development Capacity with Information Entropy in China
Cheng Wang 1  
,   Qin Li 1  
,   Yanzhou He 2  
,   Zhuoqi Long 3  
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School of Geographical Sciences, Southwest University, Chongqing, China
China Academy of Urban Planning and Design Western Branch, Chongqing, China
The Second Surveying and Mapping Institute of Hunan Province, Changsha, China
Cheng Wang   

School of Geographical Sciences, Southwest University, 2 Tiansheng Rd, 400715, Chongqing, China
Submission date: 2020-08-08
Final revision date: 2020-12-20
Acceptance date: 2020-12-20
Online publication date: 2021-06-08
The sustainable development of rural production space system (RPSS) is the key to rural revitalization in China. Based on the flow-driven model for the evolution of RPSS and the entropy change model of RPSS, evolution law and sustainable development capacity of RPSS in China from 2008 to 2017 are analysed using the entropy weight method. The following main conclusions are drawn: (1) From 2008 to 2017, total entropy of RPSS in China showed a downward trend, the score of system sustainable development capacity showed an upward trend, and the system developed in an orderly, sustainable manner. Sustainable development strategies of RPSS are proposed through the analysis of specific indicators. (2) The information entropy model is a feasible, effective mathematical model to explain the flow-driven mechanism for the evolution of RPSS. (3) The index system based on information entropy model provides a perspective for the study of rural sustainable development. Research results provide theoretical guidance for optimising RPSS and rural revitalization.