Urban comprehensive carrying capacity

Carrying capacity status

Connotation description


Serious overload (S1)

Traditional extensive

0.4 - 0.6

Overload (S2)

Carrier is not enough to support the benign development of the city

0.6 - 0.8

Critical load (S3)

Urban development is on the edge of carrying capacity

0.8 - 1

Suitable for load (S4)

Sustainable urban development


Fully loadable (S5)

Urban development with welfare surplus