Valuing the environment: recent UK experience and an application to Green Belt Land

Hanley, N. and Knight, J. (1992) Valuing the environment: recent UK experience and an application to Green Belt Land. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 35(2), pp. 145-160. (doi:10.1080/09640569208711916)

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Abstract

This paper reviews recent UK work in the valuation of environmental costs and benefits. A brief description of available methods, and of major problem areas, is presented first. We then look at UK applications of contingent valuation, travel cost methods and hedonic pricing to a wide range of environmental resources, such as water quality, forests and urban landscapes. A contingent valuation study of the value of preserving greenbelt in Chester is then reported. We conclude with some cautions about the interpretation of valuation results.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hanley, Professor Nicholas
Authors: Hanley, N., and Knight, J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Journal Name:Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
ISSN:0964-0568

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