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dc.contributor.authorY. Lo, Alexen_US
dc.contributor.authorJim, C.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:05:22Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:05:22Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2012-06-04T22:49:34Z
dc.identifier.issn16108167en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ufug.2010.01.001en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/42791
dc.description.abstractPeople attach multiple values to urban green spaces which play varied roles in cities. Properly designed monetary valuation surveys can ascertain their non-market value and underlying motives. This study investigates Hong Kong residents' recreational use of urban green spaces and assesses the monetary value of these areas. A total of 495 urban residents from different neighbourhoods and socio-economic groups were interviewed. About 70% of the respondents visited urban green spaces at least weekly. Major companions during patronage were family members and then children. Exercises and clean air topped the list of visit purposes. The recreational pattern is associated with the cramped private living condition that pushes people to public open areas which are construed as extension of home space. The valuation question solicited overwhelming support, with over 80% of the respondents willing to pay to recover a possible loss of urban green spaces area by 20%. It yielded a monthly average payment of HK$77.43 (approx. 9.90 USD) per household for five years. Non-instrumental aspects played some role in the respondents' bidding decision. The findings could assist green space planning and nature conservation, and hinted the need to consider the pluralistic community views and expectations in relevant public policies.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherUrban und Fischer Verlagen_US
dc.publisher.placeGermanyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom113en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto120en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalUrban Forestry & Urban Greeningen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume9en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironment and Resource Economicsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLand Use and Environmental Planningen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode140205en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode120504en_US
dc.titleWillingness of residents to pay and motives for conservation of urban green spaces in the compact city of Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2010 Elsevier GmbH. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2010
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